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Hi I'm Katharine

I'm a convert and a nanny. I'm a Halfrican and a lefty. & I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I think the gospel is amazing. I absolutely love life and everyone in it. My family means the world to me. My friends are special. I love to dance. If I could dance everywhere, instead of walking, I would...and I pretty much do. I'm a nanny for a family with 5 kids and I love them so much. Music is one of the most wonderful things. Singing is so fun. I love drawing, painting, and any other form of art. I'm going to college for a degree in graphic design. Reading is fun. I like sports, mainly volleyball and basketball. Disney movies make me happy and they're incredibly quotable. Two of my favorite things are smiling and laughing. They never get old.

Why I am a Mormon

There were sister missionaries (women dressed in church clothes who proselyte and preach the gospel) who moved into the apartment complex that my family lived in. (Also, my aunt and uncle were members and my older sister had been converted to the church a few years earlier.) My mom ran into the sister missionaries as they were moving in and offered to help. They came over for dinner a few nights later and taught my mom a little about the church soon after that. My mom was baptized first. A few months later my younger brother and younger sister were baptized. I wasn't very sure about the church at first. I was a shy, 14 year old girl who didn't like waking up early in the morning to spend 3 hours at church. Also, I wanted to be positive that being baptized into the LDS church was the right thing for me. My aunt told me something that changed my perspective about the church. She said something along the lines of this: "How hard is it to take a few hours out of ONE day of the week to get up and go to church and to learn about Christ, when Christ literally bled from every pore and gave his life for you?" That hit me hard and made me realize how childish and selfish my ideas about church were.I realized I hadn't really been paying attention those Sundays that I'd gone to church, but after that day I decided to pay close attention. I started meeting with the missionaries. At one point, they asked me to pray to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I wasn't really sure how to pray, but they taught me how to do that, too. I did what they asked and prayed to know if it was true. It wasn't an immediate confirmation...it took a few weeks, actually. I remember being in the car and thinking about everything I'd learned from the missionaries and from going to church. I said a little silent prayer to myself and I got this strong feeling. It's hard to describe. The best way may be that it was a feeling of peace, reassurance, and happiness. It made me cry. I knew then and still know, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the Earth today and that the Book of Mormon is true scripture. I am a Mormon because I choose to be! I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ and his gospel. It has changed my life forever. I didn't know that I was missing the gospel in my life until I found it. It makes me happier than I ever dreamed possible. I know where I came from, why I'm here, and where I'm going. It gives my life purpose.

How I live my faith

I am a representative for the young single adults (singles ages 18-30) in my area. I help to organize service projects, dances, conferences, sports activities and much more. I live my faith by doing my best to follow Christ's example and by sharing His gospel with my family, friends, and those I associate with.

What is being a Mormon like?

Katharine
It's the best thing ever! I love it. Your ward/branch (which is a group of people that meet together every Sunday, like a congregation) is basically like one, big happy family. So, whether you have very close nit family ties, or your parents/family is not around, you always have friends and people that love you. From a beach trip, to helping clean the house of an elderly woman, to Christmas caroling- it seems like there is always an activity going on. I think if everyone really understood our teachings and the gospel, then everyone would be Mormon! The best part of being a member is that the gospel can make you truly happy. You get to make covenants with Heavenly Father when you are baptized and you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (The Holy Ghost is not an actual ghost. It's kind of like your conscience; he'll help you to know what's right and wrong. He can help guide you and comfort you throughout life.) If you are obedient to the gospel of Jesus Christ, you are able to receive blessings and eventually return to live with your family, Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ again someday. Now, who wouldn't want that? Show more Show less