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Hi I'm Katie Shelley

I have grown up in the midst of Utah county. I am a homemaker mom of 4 children, a wife, a volunteer, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom. I play the flute and piano, I scrapbook, I write, I read, I study new topics through online schooling. I graduated from college with a bachelors in Psychology. I worked in the psychiatric unit at a hospital and continued as a case worker. After having my first two children I decided I was needed at home more than work. I laid aside my schooling to focus on teaching and preparing my children to face the world. I have home preschooled three of my 4 children. I participate in our school PTA, including being a room mom, program leader and particiapant on many of the programs. I am also a sister to 5 siblings, and a wife to a loving and supportive husband. I enjoy volunteering in the community and I love to be involved throughout the community. I am a volunteer for a program called Time Out For Women. This is an event sponsered through Deseret Book for women and girls ages 12-17, of all faiths to come and be uplifted. The program spans all over the world and gives women an opportunity to take a personal "time out"over a weekend from life and come hear inspiring messages from men and women. There is a new theme each year and for the year 2013 it is "Higher." The messages focus on helping women think higher, belive higher and reach higher in their lives. I love to meet new women and find out how their belief God has strenghthened them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been privilaged to be born to LDS parents. I grew up going to church every week with my family. When I was a teenager, some things happened in our neighborhood and my parents stopped going to church. Around the same time I had experienced some difficulties socially and was struggling with who I was. I began to read the Book of Mormon. I would pray before and after I read. I remember the strong feeling of peace that came, even though my home life was anything, but peaceful at the time. The peace would return everytime I read the book. When I finished it, I prayed one night to know if it was true. The same peace I had felt throughout returned and I knew the Book of Mormon was true. I have sought for that peace as a confirmation to many other questions. Just because I learned for myself the Book of Mormon was true, didn't mean I automatically knew everything else was as well. I had to take the same steps many times. Praying, studing scriptures, praying, and waiting to feel that peace. It has come over and over as my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown. When I was baptized at 8 years old, my father, who held the Priesthood of God, laid his hands on my head and told me to "receive the Holy Ghost." It is that gift that has testified to me the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the LDS church is the true church on the Earth today and that my Savior, Redeemer Jesus Christ is the head.

How I live my faith

My fait is everything to me! In every aspect of my life the gospel of Jesus Christ is evident. I am a mother because of my faith in the gospel. I am a wife because of that faith. I serve in the capacities I do because of that faith. I am the president in our ward to 25 beautiful young women. We meet weekly in our activity nights and at church. The trials and difficulties they face remind me of my youth and I have a strong desire to strengthen them and show them hope for their futures. Seeing the young women succeed gives me hope for my three young daughters in an increasingly difficult world. Watching as they grow from girls into young women of faith in our Savior Jesus Christ is only one of the many miricles I witness. We have many opportunities to serve. Though we live in Utah county we have many opportunities to meet others from all walks of life. By living positivly and being happy, the spirit manifests itself to others and they want to know why we "shine." Though I have a young family I feel a connection to these young women as they are my sisters and I have a strong desire to do all I can to build their faith and confidence. They are beautiful and have a wonderful life ahead of them as future leaders of our country, and as mothers of our future grandchildren. They are an amazing generation and it is a privilage to be able to spend my time among them.