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Hi I'm Kathryn

I grew up outside Chicago. I'm a history teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 25 years old. I "run for fun" (name that movie). My mom used to bribe me to practice the piano, but now I play because I like it. I love to read when I have the time. My favorite book is Fahrenheit 451. I'm obsessed with politics and American history. I finished college a year ago. I have an amazing family. I love life more every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. A lot of people might think that's the only reason I'm a member, but everyone has a moment where they have to figure out if their life is going in the right direction. For me, that moment came when I was seventeen. I learned through reading the scriptures and lots of heartfelt prayer that what my parents had taught me was true. I'm happiest when I'm following the example the Savior set a little better than the day before.

How I live my faith

I try to help the people around me. If someone needs help on homework or a ride to the grocery store, I do what I can. I like giving smiles, too. At church, I help with the music for the women's group. In general, I think life is about following what the Lord asks and then helping others do the same to find that happiness.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Each person must be baptized to receive a pardon for their sins. Jesus Christ showed us His example. Heavenly Father has the same standards and expectations for all of His children. However, many people have died without the opportunity to be baptized. Fortunately, our Father has mercy. He has provided a way for that to happen. Members of the Church have the chance to be baptized on behalf of (in the name of) someone who has already passed on from this life. That way, those who died without that special opportunity can still receive those blessings. Show more Show less