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Hi I'm Katie

I am a recent graduate, married, and former writer for USA Today. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in northern California near San Francisco, and I am the oldest of three. I recently graduated from a university in Utah where I studied communications. I have been blessed with many opportunities to use my degree in my internship at the State Department in Consular Affairs and recent work for USA TODAY College. I just got my first job as an outreach coordinator, and I work with the deaf and hard of hearing community. I married my best friend earlier this year and am currently learning ASL.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom and dad were both Mormon when I was born, and I was baptized at the age of eight. However, most of my dad's side of the family are non-members. My dad found the gospel while he was in law school (of all places) and helped his parents and sister take the discussions. They were all baptized together. I am so grateful for the missionaries that found my dad and his family. Even though I was born into the church it was my choice to become a member. I chose this path because I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and his atonement for our sins. The feeling I get when I read the Book of Mormon or listen to our Prophet speak is undeniably the Holy Spirit. I honestly know with all of my heart that being a Mormon has changed my life and heart forever. It has made me look at things differently, stand a little taller, and to try and help others--this brings great happiness. However, like everyone else in their lifetime, challenges come along. In those times when I feel like I am alone and there is no one there to help me, every time, without fail, Jesus Christ steps in. Sometimes he helps me through a scripture, a talk, or by sending someone to help me, but most importantly, I know that he will always be there for me and you--even in our darkest hours.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed recently with the opportunity to serve the young children of our church group. I have been asked to be their teacher on Sundays--the thing is, they teach me. I think I've learned the true meaning of the scripture Mosiah 3:19 when we are told to "... becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father." Teaching the young children is one for the biggest blessings I have ever received, and I am so grateful for the changes this calling has brought in me personally.