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Hi I'm Katie Elizabeth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a rising senior at an all girl's college in the beautiful state of South Carolina. I am majoring in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing and I love it, so so much. I am the middle child of 5, and when I'm not at school (during the summers and most weekends) I can be found hanging out with my family, scrapbooking, reading, writing, drawing, sleeping, and watching movies. It doesn't take much to make me happy and since I am so family oriented, just being around them...doing ANYthing, I am very content.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very fortunate to be born into this church. My parents are both members and it's all I've ever known. Some people might think that it has been an easy journey for me because I've known about this true church my whole life, but when one is handed something, they usually take it for granted. I am guilty of this... but as I got older (like when I entered high school) that is really when I gained my own testimony. It's when I stopped relying on my parent's testimonies and I found out for myself that it was true. It took time for my testimony to develop, but I'm glad that I continued to pray to Heavenly Father for guidance and kept reading the scriptures and keeping the commandments. I had a true desire to know if all that I had grown up with was true, and it was testified to me by His spirit that indeed, it was. I continue to follow His church because I've found that when I am in accordance with His teachings, that I am most happy. I am thankful to say that I have never truly steered off His path, but even the simple mistakes I make on a daily basis make me thankful that I have this gospel, because I can be forgiven and I know, without a doubt, that my Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ love me. And those things aren't just topics I generally read about, but things I feel specifically in my heart. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are the ones that I can count on, through the good times and bad and I know that they would never, ever let me down.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily just by trying to choose the right. More specifically, I hold a calling in Primary where I teach the 6 & 7 year olds. Every Saturday, I prepare my lesson and then get to teach wonderful little spirits a straightforward lesson about the gospel. When I first got my calling a few years ago, I didn't think I'd like it very much because the lessons were so simple, but as I've come to find out... that's exactly what Heavenly Father's church is... a plan of simplicity. He asks us to do certain things, for example: keep the commandments and every Sunday, I am reminded to just keep doing what He asks and I will be blessed.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Katie Elizabeth
If I could describe a Mormon lifestyle in one word, I would call that lifestyle "happy." Of course there are going to be trials and hardships, but in this church, we know with a surety who is on our side. We have the aid of the Holy Ghost, we have men who hold the priesthood (which is the power of God on Earth) to give us blessings when we are sick or need help, we have a ward family which consists of members that are more than willing to help in any way, and lastly, we have our own families. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints firmly believes in the family unit and the family environment is where love is constantly felt. Besides all of the tools that allow us to find help in hard times, a Mormon lifestyle is one of high standards. We believe in being healthy and only partaking of things nutritious for our bodies, and we believe in dressing modestly. Sure, these might be thought of as limitations (no drinking alcohol, or smoking... and wearing sleeves, etc) but these are restrictions that allow endless blessings to flow into our lives. Ultimately, if we do what the Lord has asked us to do, we will be blessed and most importantly, we will be happy. That is what this gospel is: a plan of happiness. Show more Show less