NORMAN — Norman High School graduate Caitlyn Siharath will leave Sept. 25 to serve an 18-month mission in the Mesa Arizona Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Before going to Arizona, Siharath will attend the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, where she will study the teachings of Jesus Christ and how to share that knowledge with others.
“I feel like I have been blessed with this gift of knowing where I came from, why I am here and where I am going. I want to give people answers to these questions through the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Siharath said.
Siharath is a graduate from the LDS Seminary religious education program and has received a Young Woman Recognition Award, recognizing her willingness to continually improve spiritually, serve others and develop talents.
Missionary work is voluntary. Missionaries fund their own missions — except for their transportation to and from their fields of labor — and are not paid for their services.
Contacts with family and friends are limited to letters, some emails and occasional phone calls to family at special times.
Missionaries avoid entertainment, parties or other activities common to this age group as long as they are on their missions so they can focus entirely on the work of serving and teaching others the gospel of Jesus Christ.