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Hi I'm Casey

I play soccer and enjoy theatre. I love music and the gospel! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from high school and I will soon be a missionary for the LDS Church. During school I was involved in soccer, student government, and theatre, as well as being Best Buddies vice president and an Eagle Scout. I loved my high school experience! I was in four musicals put on by the high school, one of which I acted as the character Cosmo Brown. It was so much fun for me! It was tough balancing these plays with varsity soccer and student government while also being actively engaged in scouting and my religion, but it was a blast! I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan and have read all three books in the series. I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up as a member of this church and I love it! I definitely haven't been forced into my conversion-- my parents teach good principles and then allow me to make my own choices. That is one reason why I'm rooted in this gospel (aka good news). I've developed my own beliefs through diligent study and prayer! My conversion to the teachings of this church came when I read the Book of Mormon, prayed, and acted upon the feelings that came when I prayed. Being a part of this church has taught me so many things, and as I keep studying I find new things that are treasures to me. The teachings of this church are capable of showing us the wonders of the world and answering the questions of life. It is truly beautiful to me.

How I live my faith

Throughout life I've been called to help other people my age. My first calling came when I was 12 years old and since then I've served in presidencies of youth groups in the church, which entails: planning youth service activities; planning, coordinating, and running a fun/service-oriented/spiritual meeting which happens every Wednesday, called young men's; teaching lessons in church; and lots of other things which I love!

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Casey
We believe that man and woman are equally important in the sight of God and in marriage. While men and women hold different responsibilities in the raising of a family (a man is father to his children and has the sole responsibility to provide for his family, while a woman mothers her children and nurtures and cares for them), we believe the two are equals. Because everyone has different circumstances, these responsibilities may be different. My mom, for example, works as a nurse, and isn't the completely home-bound typical 1950's wife that you see sometimes. Mormon women are diverse and each has her own goals, talents, and ambitions! Ultimately we believe that, just like Adam and Eve in the Bible, man and woman are here on the earth to have families. We stress the importance of families in our teachings. We believe that a husband and wife should work together and involve their children in family goals to teach their children good principles and help them be successful and happy, and to develop good relationships so they can someday be good parents themselves! Show more Show less