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Hi I'm Caylinn

I'm the oldest of 5 kids. I'm earning my masters in accounting. I'm going on a mission. I'm a convert and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 27 and I am the oldest of 5 kids. I joined the church when I was 25 and it was the best choice I've ever made. I've lived all around the country, being born in Texas, then moving to Maine when I was 10. I moved to Florida after my parents divorced when I was 13, then I wen back to Maine for a year when I was 21. After coming back to Florida and finishing my education, I decided to have another change of scenery and moved to California. I love traveling and learning about new places, cultures, and different types of people. I have my Bachelor's degree in English. I am working on my Master's degree in Accounting. Through my schooling I've worked full time in different retail jobs. I love to read, especially books like Divergent and Hunger Games. I love to sing and dance around the house, and I also love watching movies. I like running (most of the time) and I love playing all kinds of games. I'm not great, but I love playing.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion story is exciting and I just love sharing it. My family knew a family who was Mormon, and we would go to their Family Home Evenings, which is one night a week where the family gets together and they do fun things and talk about the gospel. As time went on my family moved a few times, and we lost touch. But one day my mom found their mom on Facebook. A few years later my mom felt an urge to read the Book of Mormon that the family's mom had given her all those years ago, but she couldn't find it. So she contacted the family's mom and said, "How can I find another book of Mormon?" Then three days later my mom received another Book of Mormon! My mom then called me and my sister and said, "I'm reading this book and I've ordered some missionaries online, can you come over and make sure I'm not crazy?" Of course, my sister and I said yes because we value obedience and we could sense how important this was to our mom. That week we started taking the lessons and I was very skeptical. Every single thing the sister missionaries asked us to do I thought was stupid, but I wanted to challenge them, so I gave it a chance. I was raised with as a Jew in the home and Christian outside of the home, and it was confusing and I got defeated. As I finished college I thought that there were many religions that were great for others, but religion was not for me. But I was wrong, there was a church that was perfect. Within a month, my mom, me and my sister got baptized. A week later my littlest sister got baptized. Six months after that one of my brothers got baptized and after I moved to California, I lived with my other little brother and he got baptized within the next 3 months. Within a year, all four of my brothers and sisters, my mom, and I were all baptized and I am so thankful for the love that we have for one another and the Lord. I am blessed every day to know that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I most recently served as a leader for the women in the young single adult ward, which is a ward for single people between the ages of 18 and 30. I loved serving the women and I loved reaching out to them. The great thing about having a calling where I can be a leader is the ability and authority to reach out to others and find their needs. I made so many more friends then I would have ever made because I was called to reach out to others. Also, as my relationship with the Lord was strengthened through daily scripture study and constant prayer, I was able to know which ladies in the ward (or church) needed my help. It feels so wonderful to know that the text I sent, or call I made to a girl was exactly what they needed. I've found that prayer is the most important thing in my life. There are many things that I love about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and they are all wonderful, but the one thing that always gives me strength is when I get down on my knees and speak with my Heavenly Father. Knowing that he knows me perfectly and understands what I need (even when I don't) is the most comforting thing in the world and it's what helps bring me closer to Him.