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Hi I'm Carrie Michelle

I was born and raised in Utah. I am now a college student. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am currently a freshman at college. I have four wonderful younger but not all 'little' brothers. I have yet to decide what my major is. I like to read, woodburn, and weave chainmaille. I as well as one of my brothers also do medieval roleplaying. It may seem a bit different to some to run around dressed in tunics and chainmaille and swinging foam sword, It's what I do with my family and I wouldn't trade it for any other hobby in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in this church and everyone up to my grandparents have been members. Because of this I don't necesarily have a typical "conversion story". I may have been born and raised in the church but I am a Mormon because I want to be one. Origionally when I was a child much of my testimony was based off of my parents, When I was a teenager I started to develop my own testimony, and when I moved out to college I had to decide for myself if I still was going to go to church even if I was really stressed or had a lot of studying or homework to do. It was then during my first semester at college that I figured out for myself that I go to church because I know that it is true. I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and He love me. I know that Jesus Christ suffered and died for all men, and that he did it for all of us individually regardless of what we have done or how imperfect we are. I know that the atonement is real and that through that I can be forgiven of my sins. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it. I have learned more to help me in my life from that one book than any of the hundreds that I have read. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God. He translated the book of mormon from the gold plates. Through him keys that help us to covenant with god and be Sealed with our families for time and all eternity were restored. I am a Mormon because the church is true and I willing to deal with whatever may come because I know that it is true. I was origionally a Mormon because of grandparents that were taught by the missionaries from Berlin to Oklahoma. I am happily a Mormon because I know for myself after some good times and hard times that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I am currently a "grandma" in a student singles ward (family home evening (FHE) coordinator). As part of that I help to organise fun activities such as a hike, games night, campfire evening; for monday nights and encourage others to come and participate. I am in a small ward only 35 members right now. I enjoy going to church on sunday as well as FHE on mondays.

Are Mormons Christians?

Carrie Michelle
The difinition I found for Christian is : one who follows the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior. The Mormon church's full name is the Church of JESUS CHRIST of latter day saints (capps added for emphasis) and under the title the Book of Mormon is written Another testament of JESUS CHRIST. "we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2nd Nephi 25: 26) Christ is one of the reason why the 'Mormon' church even exists. So yes, we are Christians. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Carrie Michelle
Nope we don't. We do not pray to him, we do not have any religious practices that are about Joseph Smith. It is the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, not the Joseph Smith church. We love and revear him because of his part in restoring the gospel to the earth, but we do not believe or teach that he was a perfect man, he made mistakes, he went through much hardship, and he died for what he believed in. Show more Show less