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Hi I'm Kaitlyn

I'm a southern girl who loves sunshine and bbq's. I'm a college grad with an addiction for history and travel, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, my family moved a lot before finally settling down in the Lone Star State. After finishing a Bachelors of Arts in History and Brigham Young University I've recently returned to my beloved state where I am currently working at an Amazon Fulfillment Center. When I'm not working or touring the metroplex's mexican food, I'm planning my next travel adventure to visit family and friends around the world. I love getting to visit different parts of the world and seeing the handiwork of God and becoming familiar with my brothers and sisters living there.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a very active Mormon family. When I was younger, I attended my Church meetings because it's what my family and friends did. At the time, church was a place where I could learn stories about Jesus Christ, sing songs, and also where I got to hang out with my friends. As I got older I started reading the scriptures and praying to know if the Church was true: if Joseph Smith really saw God and Jesus Christ and if the Book of Mormon was another testament of Jesus Christ. There were days I wasn't always sure, but peace and reassurance came as I developed faith. When I read the scriptures, I find still that peaceful calm. Scripture study makes my testimony grow and I know that this church is true and this is where I need to be. My testimony is something that continues to grow each day, but I have to remember to nurish it. The peace that comes with the gospel has helped me throughout my life and I know it will continue to do so as I continue to learn more about my Savior. I know that he lives and also that he cares for me and that brings the greatest sense of peace of all.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to share my testimony of the Gospel by serving as an Assistant Teacher in the Beehives (12-14 year old girls) in the Young Women's Organization. I took turns with the advisor teaching lessons and helping with midweek activities. I'm really grateful for this opportunity because the girls are so excited to learn more about the gospel and have a visible love for Christ and are trying to be like him in their daily lives. When I'm at school, I have the opportunity to be a Visiting Teacher and visit girls in my congregation. We take care of each other's physical and spiritual needs, whether it be a meal, a plate of cookies after a long week of school or just a smile and a helpful ear. As a visiting teacher I have the blessing of being able to share a monthly lesson that helps both myself and the girls gain a stronger testimony of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Who are the Mormons?

Kaitlyn
I am! "Mormon" is a nickname given to those that are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe in God the Eternal Father, his son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. Members of our church are sometimes referred to as Mormons because we believe in a book of scripture called "The Book of Mormon" which we believe is another testament of Jesus Christ. This book contains the revelations and records of prophets who lived in the Americas at the same time the Bible was being written and who were visited by Christ following his resurrection (John 10:7). In addition to the Book of Mormon, we also have a deep love for the Bible and believe that it is scripture and bares Testimony of Jesus Christ, his apostles and his early Church in Jerusalem. As a Mormon, I believe we are the restored Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter-days. I believe that the heavens are open and that God speaks to Thomas S. Monson today just as he spoke to Prophets of Old. I believe that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and that revelation is real! I am so grateful for our Prophet and Leaders who speak to us at General Conferences (every April and October) as well as in the monthly publication of the "Ensign". Although we are not perfect, Mormons strive to follow the perfect example of Jesus Christ. I know He is my Savior, my Redeemer, and my Friend. Show more Show less