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Hi I'm Kati

and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend and have a Master's Degree in Deaf History and work doing government and community relations. I am fluent in American Sign Language, proud to be a redhead, love history, learning new things, being with the people I love and watching college football.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the strength and happiness it gives me on a daily basis, due to the the eternal truth I have. I know that God lives and that He loves me. I am His daughter, and all of us on earth are brothers and sisters, which is why we should love and care for one another. Through being a Mormon, I have come to know my Savior, and His Atonement. I do not fully understand it- the Atonement is of such a magnitude it is hard to comprehend. But it happened. Our Savior atoned for our sins so we can repent and return to Him and our Father one day. But not only that- the Savior also experienced our sorrows and pain. Because of that, we are never alone. That knowledge gives me strength and peace during difficult times. Also, I have the Book of Mormon, which is such a powerful tool of guidance and direction as it is the truth. Having a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson on the earth also provides protection. While having all of these things does not mean life is easy, they provide strength and comfort, and I am so happy following the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by visiting other women in my ward, a program we call visiting teaching. I also help with events and enjoy singing in the choir. In the past I have served as a chorister in meetings, a teacher, and a music teacher for children.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kati
There is evidence everywhere that God exists. The beauty of the world is one way- nature is so phenomenal. From the gorgeous Rocky Mountains to the lush greenery of the Eastern United States, nature testifies to me of God. Prayer is also a powerful testament of God- I can talk to my Father in Heaven, and receive answers. If we exercise faith, we will come to know Him. He has given us prayer as another evidence of Him, and He wants us to communicate with Him. Another way I know that there is a God is through the love and guidance I feel from Him. One example is an experience where through prayer and pondering I felt that the path I should go down was different from the one I had planned. Both choices were good options, but I decided to trust in God and follow the path He wanted me to, even though I did not fully understand why at the time. Looking back, I can see how I was being guided and was incredibly blessed by following what He wanted to do, and how things turned out better than I believe they would have otherwise, had I followed my own way. His vision is so much bigger than mine, and He knows what will benefit me the most. I know through that experience, and others, that God, our Heavenly Father, knows us each individually and that He has a plan for us. Sometimes God shows His love in much smaller ways, through a beautiful sunny day, or a kind word from a friend or stranger- if we watch for them, we will see evidence of God all the time. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kati
Most definitely! Jesus Christ is my Savior and I strive to follow Him. We are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a church, we try to follow Jesus Christ and His teachings. He is pivotal to everything we do and we want to come unto Christ. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kati
Yes, Mormons believe in the equality of men and women- we are all children of God and should treat each other as such. We believe that men and women, while equal, have different purposes. Having different purposes and roles does not make men and women unequal- we are just different. And that's okay. Through this gospel, I know who I am as a woman and what my gender and womanhood mean to me. I have the ability to raise and nurture children, a sacred responsibility, and that will be the most important work I do, and something I eagerly anticipate. I am not yet a wife or mother, so I am pursuing higher education- something Mormons are strongly encouraged to do. Education is important for men and women, and whether that is in a formal school setting, or personal study, we should always be striving to learn new things and increase our knowledge, including spiritually, regardless of gender. Show more Show less