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Hi I'm Caitlyn

I grew up in Kaysville, Utah. I play the violin and love music. I love to travel and would love to see the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 6 children and have loved growing up in a big family. I am thrilled to be able to be with my family forever. I love Christmas. I love to travel. In 6th grade I started playing the violin, and from there through school I loved playing in the school orchestras, especially my high school's chamber orchestra. My dream is to play with the Orchestra on Temple Square. In 8th grade I started doing colorguard and winterguard with my schools, where I absolutely loved performing at the competitions, wearing fun costumes and makeup, and showing emotions or acting through movement. My senior year of high school I was honored to serve as weapon captain of the colorguard. My senior year I also participated in the school news program which sparked my interest in journalism because I love peoples' stories. I now attend Weber State University with a Presidential Aletheia Scholarship where I am pursuing a major in Communication-Journalism, hoping to one day be a TV news reporter or anchor. My scholarship also allows me the opportunity to serve throughout these years of college; My biggest service opportunity recently was a 2 1/2 week humanitarian trip to Peru where I got to help build the foundation for a new 6-story hospital in Lima and simultaneously got to know, love, and teach with the Peruvian people. However, my academics are now being put on hold for a couple of years as I prepare to embark on my LDS mission to Rome, Italy, where I will serve the people and my God.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, with an active family, active friends, and in a dominantly LDS community. But, as I have grown and started to have my own life experiences, I have also been able to gain a testimony in Jesus Christ, my Heavenly Father, and in the gospel that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches. I've seen what a difference these glorious and true beliefs make in our lives, what joy and happiness it brings, and I've seen the light that emanates from those that live the gospel. I've come to know exactly where that light and joy comes from: our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:16 I hope to let that light shine that others may see it and desire to come unto Christ, too. I know that Christ lives, and that our Heavenly Father knows and loves each and every one of us. I have felt His hands in my life so many times, I love to speak with Him in prayer, and I love His special Spirit. I know the Book of Mormon is true and the word of God, and that it completes the Bible, so that both may bring light and guidance into our lives as we adhere to their words. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God through which Christ was able to restore His church to its fullness, with all of its truths. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet today, the mouthpiece of God on this earth to help guide us with important revelation in these terrible and wonderful modern times. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true, and there is no other church I would rather be. I love being a Mormon. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I always do my best to live my faith by keeping the commandments, making covenants with God, and by doing my best to be a good and kind person. I find that true happiness comes from serving and truly caring for others. I have also found, through keeping the commandments and the laws of the land, that obedience allows for a happier life - obedience sets us free. One of my most favorite things in my church is being able to attend the holy temples, where I not only serve, but find personal peace from the whirlwind of life outside and can receive strength, hope, and answers from my Heavenly Father as I come closer to Him and His Son. I look forward to making more covenants in the temple. I cannot wait to serve as a sister missionary in the Italy Rome Mission. I know that it will be a hard 18 months, but also the best 18 months because I will be able to spend all of my time serving and teaching others the gospel, inviting them to come unto Christ, in whom they can find peace and joy, just as I have.