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Hi I'm Cassie

I'm a dreamer, a runner, and a wandering student. I love laughing, the outdoors, family, and most of all my faith. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm your average college student trying to get good grades while working and spending time with friends. I have a complicated family story with more than enough people to visit on the holidays. I was born Mormon thanks to my then recently converted parents. I love being outdoors, especially away from the hustle and bustle of life. I've moved many times throughout my life, and have experienced multiple family dynamics. I was, at one point, your stereotypical rebellious teenager, but somehow I grew up. After graduating high school I changed my mindset and thought about what I wanted the future to hold. I actively decided to practice my religion, and since then have found more joy and happiness than ever before. I can now proudly say that I hold a current temple recommend, and will continue to for the remainder of my days. In the past few years I have made many changes with the help of faith that have led me to this point. I have been called to serve in the Nevada, Las Vegas Mission, speaking Spanish and plan to leave shortly for my 18 month mission for the church. I hope to bring the happiness I have found to all those that will receive it.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have always been a Mormon, I have not always had the testimony I now have. I wanted to make sure I was in the correct church, so I decided that after high school I would try out different denominations. But then I was accepted to BYU. So I decided to pray. And I knew that I was supposed to go to that school. To the Mormon school. I went to church, and then I stopped. For the first time in my life, there was no one to force me to go. I noticed for the first time, the void I felt that I have heard so many converts talk about. Life just wasn't as great, I wasn't as happy, and things became harder. So I decided to try. I started going to church again, and diligently read the Book of Mormon. Although I had made changes in my life, I finally repented of some past due sins. I turned over a new page, and started fresh. I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders, a weight I didn't know had even existed. I have learned that we don't know what we have until we lose it. But it's true that we also don't know what we're missing till we experience it. I have found the true church with the help of Heavenly Father, although I have always been a part of it. I am a member of this church because I know that it provides the opportunities people need to become like Christ. Everyone is searching for true happiness, and for guidance as to what we need to do. I have found the answer to eternal life, and I know that every question I may have can be answered through the Book of Mormon and personal revelation. I have found these truths, and I know that the Book of Mormon can change you if you allow your heart to truly be open to it. It has changed my life for the better. It has given me all the hope, truth, and love I need; and I cannot possibly hope for anything else.

How I live my faith

I used to try and become better by saying "what would Jesus do?" for every situation. This past year I focused on really studying the Book of Mormon to understand it's teachings, and what God specifically wants from me. I know that we are not meant to be perfect, but that we are to do our best. I know that I am a daughter of God and with that I have the potential to become someone much better. I know that being a daughter of God, I came become anything, with His help. Although Jesus has given us great direction for our lives, I now think "what would the best Cassie do?" in every situation. We are all our worst critics. I try to instead be my greatest cheerleader. I be the best I can be by showing my love for everyone. I know God loves all His children, and I want to show them just how much they are loved. I try to help all that I can, whether by being there for a stressed roommate, helping my grandmother clean the kitchen, or simply smiling at a stranger. Charity is the greatest way to become closer to God. I serve others by getting to know them, and helping them with small daily struggles, through my church callings, and through the organizations I am a part of, both service and non service related. I volunteer for Kids on the Move, an organization that helps teach the parents of children with special needs how to better help their children. I am studying Therapeutic Recreation at school because I want to strengthen and build up as many children of God as possible. I want to help others not only see their potential, but to create it. I now live my faith by doing the one thing I know God wants for me to do. I am going on a mission. Although it is the difficult thing I will have ever done and the process has been long and emotionally hard, I know this is what I am supposed to do. I have faith that God knows best, and I will move forward with any plans He has in store for me. I live my faith by listening to Him, following Him, and ultimately loving His children.