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Katie: mother, writer, BYU, piano, sewing, mom, Mormon.

Hi I'm Katie

About Me

I'm a full-time mom of a baby boy. I love reading and music. I graduated from Brigham Young University in English. I spent three years working as a full-time library clerk. I 've been working on a series of pre-teen fantasy novels (thus-far unpublished) since I was a teenager.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been in the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints for many generations, and my parents have given me a firm foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was fourteen my older brother left to serve a mission for our church for two years. I knew that I would miss him a great deal, as he was my only sibling, but as I prayed one night shortly after he had left, I felt the a peaceful feeling and tears came to my eyes as I felt the Holy Ghost witness to me that the church was true, and that work that my brother was doing was important and part of God's work. Since then, I have tried to live the gospel as best I can, and I have received so many blessings from this. I know, from the teachings of our church, that I can be with my husband, my son, and any other children we may have, forever. I still know, at least as strongly as that night when I was fourteen, that the Church is true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that Jesus Christ is my Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways, but one way I'm striving to do more of, is in looking for opportunities to serve. With another woman from our congretation, I visit three women from our congretion, share a gospel message with them, and help them with things they might need. Sometimes I bring them a treat of some sort. Another service opportunity I have is teaching the eight-year-old Sunday School class each week. I have seven children in my class, and I enjoy teaching them about Jesus and about the principles of the gospel. I also participate in service projects our church organizes from time to time. In 2010 had the privilege to participate in our hundred dresses project the women in our congregation organized. We donated and made, collectively, over a hundred dresses to give to a local women's shelter. Last year we made a hundred quilts. This year we're knitting hats.