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Hi I'm Cassandra

I've moved 25 times. I'm a student and a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an almost college grad and a full-time pre-school teacher. I have moved, with my family and on my own, 25 times throughout the United States and have met some amazing people and had some amazing experiences! I love to draw and may pursue a career in interior decorating. My dream goal is to become a top designer living in NYC. Before that, I want to travel the world and see its history and art for myself and also do projects that are comparable to services in the Peace Corps. One day, I hope to have a family of my own to share in these experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon simply because its true. "For the word of the Lord is right and all his works are done in truth." Psalms 3 3-4 This is the Church of JESUS CHRIST. His is the only gospel taught and revealed through his chosen servants the prophets. I can't imagine growing up in a world like ours without it. I truely have found where I belong. This is where we all belong. This is the Lord's Kingdom once again established on the earth in these last days.

How I live my faith

Right now I am living my faith by serving a full-time mission in Houston, Texas. This is the best decision I've ever made thus far in my life. I have set aside everything from dating and school to tv and facebook for a completely devoted year and a half of my life to serving God and His children. Christ did everything and more for me and my Father in Heaven constantly blesses me . It is not only an obligation for myself to give back by missionary service but it's a special privilege.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Cassandra
We don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol because the Lord said not to and He always has said not to. In Isaiah 5:11, the Lord warns not to drink strong drinks. Joseph Smith also received revelation from the Lord that "strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies" (Doctrine and Covenants 89:7). Jospeh Smith received many other revelations concerning what is good and bad for our bodies and is recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants Section 89. This is referred to as the Word of Wisdom. We are to not drink strong drinks, not chew tobacco, use herbs and fruit in thanksgiving and in their seasons, use meat sparingly, use lots of grains. These same commandments are also found in the book of Genesis, Leviticus and Daniel. Latter-day prophets have continued to receive revelation to help us keep our bodies healthy and strong as new drugs and temptations arise. If we abide by these "law's", the Lord promises that we "shall receive health in thier navel and marrow to their bones; and shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; and shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint" and "that the destroying angel shall pass by" you "as the children of Israel, and not slay" you. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Cassandra
Going to church is for anyone. It is where we can reflect on how well we did that week and renew our covenants or promises with God when we partake of the sacrament. It is a place of learning the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a place of bearing testimony of faith. It is a dedicated building where we gather together as families to serve the Lord on His holy day. The temple is very similar. It is also a dedicated building of the Lord, in fact, it is the "House of the Lord". It is also a place of learning and building faith, but a temple is also a place where worthy members who have kept their covenants and the Lord's commandments may go and perform ordinances such as baptism for those who never had the oppurtunity in this life and also make further covenants with God. It is very sacred, special and holy...not a secret. Anyone is welcome to enter the temple once they have made the commitments with themselves and God. Just like baptism is a pre-requisite for entering the kingdom of God, there are pre-requisites or requirements to enter the temple. You must be willing and worthy to enter just as you would for entering the waters of baptism, and once you are, the blessings are immeasurable. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Cassandra
When Christ was baptized, he sought out John the Baptist. Why? Because Christ knew that John was a prophet called of God and given God's power and authority to baptize. This is called the priesthood. Christ knew to set the ultimate and perfect example in everything he did, especially ordinances like baptism, so that we could literally take everything he has done and apply it unto ourselves and do the same. Christ was baptized by the priesthood power. Shouldn't we as disciples and followers of Christ seek out that same power? When Joseph Smith was called as a prophet of God in these last days, he was also given that same priesthood power to baptize and perform other ordinances. So, if you want to be baptized by the same power and validity as Christ and truely follow his example, you will want to be baptized into His church-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less