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Hi I'm Caron

I am slightly shy and reserved but love to laugh and have fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I work part-time and have just returned to 'school' to update my Maths and English Language qualifications. I have two dogs, a Labrador and a Cocker Spaniel who also keep me busy. I love to travel and have been blessed to visit many parts of the world and my husband and I lived in Cyprus for two years which we really enjoyed.

Why I am a Mormon

Family has always been important to me so when my parents separated and eventually divorced in my early teens I found myself feeling lost and confused and it was at this time I began to realise that I was not alone. I felt a comforting presence and although I had been brought up in a Christian home and taught Christian values, we were never encouraged to go to church and though I asked, my parents could not settle my feeling of wanting to know more about the presence I was feeling. I began to wonder why we where here on the earth? What happens when we die? Who was this Jesus Christ that I had been taught about at church but was never discussed at home. With these questions in mind I started to attend various churches. Firstly I took myself off to the church I was christened into and though I was welcomed there I felt no reassurance or clarification for the questions I had. I asked a church-going school friend if I could go to her church with her and attended there for several weeks but got even more confused. I tried a couple of local sunday school groups and churches before conceding that I was not going to find the answers I sought. My elder sister had become interested in a new pop group called The Osmonds and after reading a magazine article on them in which they talked of their being Mormons, unknown to me,she wrote off for information about the church. Then one Sunday evening two missionaries called at our house following up on her enquiry. Surprisingly, my mother gave her permission for them to call back to discuss the church further and from their very first discussion I knew they had the answers I had been seeking. I had always wondered why there were prophets in bible times but in modern times there were not. Why would God leave us without revelation in our day. When the missionaries spoke of a living prophet today I knew they were sent to me in answer to my prayers. I was baptised shortly afterwards and my testimony has gone from strength to strength.

How I live my faith

The teachings of the church touches every aspect of my life and knowing I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father has given me the confidence to achieve things far beyond what I believe I am capable of. I know that we are meant to love and serve one another, to have charity and compassion towards each other and I am constantly trying to do this. The visiting teaching program in the church is one way the sisters are able to care for and watch over each other, forming lasting friendships along the way as we visit and fellowship with our assigned sisters each month. We teach each other, serve each other and laugh and cry together. It's a wonderfully inspired program and has brought many happy and memorable times for me. I have held many callings in the church and though serving in the church can be very challenging at times, the blessings and growth that comes form doing so is amazing.