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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am mom to three little boys, a five-year-old and 2-year-old twins. My husband and I have been married for eight years. I earned a MA in Literature and taught and tutored English for awhile, but now I get to stay home with my children. I enjoy traveling, reading, eating, and being with friends and family. Since becoming a home owner, I have also discovered a love for gardening and interior design. Three times a week, I try to develop a love of running--that's definitely a work in progress.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. My mom and dad are Mormon, and my ancestors are Mormons. After the separation and later divorce of my parents when I was fifteen, I watched as two of my siblings left the church. Despite that painful and terrible trial, maybe even because of it, I chose to continue to follow His gospel because I have a testimony that our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, did in fact appear to the prophet Joseph Smith to fully restore the same gospel that existed when Jesus Christ was alive. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know whether it is true and I have received my own personal witness that it is true. I chose to marry in the temple because I believe that through the gospel of Jesus Christ, families can be together forever. I know that we have a living prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson, who receives direct revelation from our Heavenly Father. By listening to our prophet's counsel and by following the commandments found in the scriptures, I truly believe that we can lead happier and more fulfilling lives. I know that the hard times will still come, but we will have a strong foundation to stand on and the knowledge that a loving Heavenly Father is always there and always aware of us.

How I live my faith

I've served in various positions in the church, but right now I am serving as a counselor in the Young Women's presidency for my ward. The specific age group I work with are the 14-15 year-old girls. I love this calling very much because I have a deep respect and love for the youth of the church and the incredibly strong and faithful young people they are. High school is hard and peer pressure is powerful--my goal is to help these amazing young women recognize their worth and to help them stay virtuous and pure in a world that is far from that. We meet together every Sunday and have a weekly activity on Wed where we perform some kind of service or just have some good old wholesome fun! I am also a visiting teacher. I visit three sisters each month with another woman who is called my companion. We share a gospel message and just check in on them. If they have a need, we try to meet it. I've developed some really wonderful friendships because of the visiting teaching program.  

What do Mormons believe about family?

I think most importantly, Mormons teach that families can be together forever. The Proclamation on the Family is a wonderful document to read when pondering this question. In short, it teaches that gender is eternal and divine, children are entitled to be born within the bonds of matrimony, and chastity before marriage and fidelity within marriage are God's way. We have a loving Heavenly Father and a Savior, Jesus Christ, who is also our brother. In the church, we refer to each other as Sister so and so and Brother so and so. We are all children of God with divine qualities and characteristics. As a mother, I feel that my role is sacred because I am caring for God's children--I am helping to teach and bring them back to Him. Show more Show less