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Hi I'm Kate

I carry the weight of being a wife to a military doctor and a mommy to three small children. I do it all, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I met my husband while pursuing a BA in Linguistics. We started our family after I finished my degree, and we now have a five-year-old and a three-year-old. Our little family has survived my husband's schooling to become a physician, and now we are a military family as he is a doctor in the Army. My identity is mostly tied up in the comings and goings of my family (something that gives me real happiness), but I find private pleasures in reading and writing as creative outlets.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons, but they mostly boil down to these two: 1- I know in my heart as well as I know anything else that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. 2- I am never happier than when I am truly living the teachings of this church. I have lived a very blessed, happy life, and I know that the daily peace I enjoy are fruits of decisions that have been guided by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. In my life, there have been plenty of moments of heartache and uncertainty, but always I can rely on the knowledge and understanding I have gained as a member of this church to get me through.

How I live my faith

Membership in the Mormon church is a very active thing, and I love it. Currently I have the privilege of accompanying the congregation on the piano as we sing hymns. In the past I've been the teacher for a class of five-year-olds, worked with teenage girls who were inpatients in a mental hospital, and been a part of planning social activities for the congregation. Aside from these more "official" roles, I live my faith daily in the way I treat the people around me, from family and friends to strangers. Every person on this earth is precious to God, and I try to find little ways I can serve, help, and love the people around me. Whether it be taking a meal to a sick friend or watching someone else's children for an afternoon, to letting a frazzled mother cut in front of me in the grocery line or taking the time to help someone who is lost; all these things I do joyfully because of my understanding of the divine nature of all of God's children.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kate
Heck no! Mormons generally want to help anybody who needs it, but may be most aware of the needs of their own. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Kate
By simply and sincerely testing His teachings in our lives and waiting for them to bear fruit. Act on whatever particle of faith you may already possess, and it will grow as you personally witness the changes in your life. Show more Show less