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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a sassy Southern belle. I'm a middle school Drama teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a middle school Drama teacher. I love my job! I also love singing, acting, dancing, and all things Disney! I can't really whistle but I can lick my elbow! I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed and that even during tough times, there is joy to be found in the day-to-day!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family and was baptized when I was eight years old. Growing up in the South, however, I had the opportunity to be exposed to a lot of other religions. Most of my friends are not members of my Church, and I often had the opportunity to develop and share my testimony of the gospel with them. As I have grown, my testimony has too. The past few years in my life have been particularly challenging and have been full of trials. Because of my faith, I have found peace, healing, and comfort, and have been blessed with larger testimony of the truth of this gospel. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He loves me more than I can imagine, and His atoning sacrifice makes it possible for me to return to Him and my Heavenly Father one day. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on the earth today. It teaches of Christ and testifies that only through Jesus Christ can we be saved from our sins. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that Jesus is the Christ!

How I live my faith

I strive to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, every single day. Through scripture study and prayer, I am able to learn of Him and draw closer to Him. On Sundays, I attend a congregation for single adults in their twenties! It's a great opportunity to built friendships and a network of support with my peers. In our congregation, I teach Sunday School, where we study the scriptures together. I love the opportunity my assignment gives me to immerse myself in the Bible and the Book of Mormon in preparation for my lessons! It really helps guide my study throughout the week!

What do Mormons believe about family?

Katie
God loves families! He wants us to be with our families forever, and He has provided us with a way to do so. In sacred temples, we can make promises and covenants with Him that allow us to be with our families even after we die. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Katie
Faith is hoping and believing in things, even if we don't know them with 100% certainty. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Katie
A Christian is a person who believes in and strives to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Mormons absolutely ARE Christians! We believe that Christ is our Savior and that obeying His commandments is the way to happiness in this life and the life hereafter. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Katie
Mormons believe in the Bible because it is the word of God, as long as it is translated correctly. It contains the history of God's children and many revelations that He gave for our benefit. Reading it helps us feel His love and draw nearer to Him, and can bring us greater joy. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Katie
The Law of Chastity is a commandment from our Heavenly Father that we must avoid all sexual relationships outside the bonds of marriage. By staying clean and pure, we show our love for God and for His son, Jesus Christ, as well as for our present (or future) spouse! Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Katie
 The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture, similar to the Bible, that tells the story of God's children in the Americas. It testifies of God's love, Christ's divinity, and the importance of turning our lives to Him. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Katie
Temples are a holy place where we draw nearer to our Heavenly Father. In temples, we are taught about the nature of God, His plan for us, and the things we must do in order to return to Him. We also make sacred covenants with our Heavenly Father to obey and serve Him, and in return, we are entitled to wonderful, eternal blessings. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Katie
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We respect him as a prophet of God, and reverence the sacred calling he performed in the Restoration of the gospel. But we reserve our worship for our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Katie
I believe that people who refer to Mormonism as a cult are simply misinformed and do not understand what we believe. Our religion is centered on Jesus Christ. We testify that He is the Son of God, that through obedience to His teachings, we draw nearer to our Father in Heaven and are blessed. It is only through His Atonement that we can be saved from our sins. If people really understood that we love and worship Jesus Christ as our Savior, their misconceptions would likely be replaced with genuine understanding. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Katie
The Savior taught that all men must be baptized by immersion, setting the example Himself. Baptism is necessary for the remission of sins, and is a requirement to become a member of the Church and enter the kingdom of God. When we are baptized, we make a covenant (or two-way promise) with God. We promise to follow Christ's example in all things and to keep the commandments. In return, God promises us that if we are faithful to our covenants, He will forgive us of our sins and let us return to Him. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Katie
Faith is a principal of action. In order to increase our faith, we must exercise it. That means we must live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ in order for faith in Him to grow. By studying His word, praying, and keeping the commandments, our faith will grow. Show more Show less