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Hi I'm Kate

I am a bookworm, a student, an aspiring educator, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I returned from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in sunny California about a year and a half ago! I consider myself very fortunate to have shared this amazing Gospel with the people in California and am grateful I had that opportunity. Since I have been home, Prince Charming has swept me off my feet and I couldn't be happier as we work toward becoming an eternal family by being married and sealed in the Temple of the Lord. I am in the middle of my education to become a high school teacher in Family and Consumer Sciences with the eventual goal of being a college professor. I love to exercise my creative juices by doing some sewing or baking, but am constantly listening to music as I dance around the kitchen or my sewing machine. I love to read! Books are my escape from reality and I enjoy the pictures in my head as I read an engaging story.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born in a family that already lived the Mormon faith, but that is not why I am still a Mormon. People often have the misconception that people who are born into a Mormon family will always be Mormon, but that's not true. There comes a point in everyone's life where they have to make those decisions for themselves. I choose to live this faith because I read and prayed about The Book of Mormon at a young age and I felt the convincing witness of the Holy Ghost tell me that it is truly a book of scripture, inspired by God and translated by His Prophet. Because I know the Book of Mormon is true, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and there is still a prophet on the earth today. And if that is true, then this is Jesus Christ's church on the earth and we hold His power and authority to act in His name, just as they did anciently. It all makes sense and I cannot and will not deny it. I have seen the change it brings into people's lives when they know that this message is from God, and I have seen the heartache that comes when people turn their backs on the truth. There are too many witnesses of this Truth for it to be false.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in the congregation wherever I live. I strive to serve others, just as they serve me. The biggest way I live my faith is by following the commandments that have been given to us by our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. It's not always easy, but it always bring blessings. 

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Kate
 A church service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is really great, because you actually get to learn about the word of God for three hours instead of just one! The first hour is what we call our Sacrament Meeting, which is where we take the Sacrament bread and water in remembrance of our Savior, Jesus Christ. After we take the Sacrament, a few speakers from the congregation who have been previously assigned will give short talks on a Gospel topic. There are also a few prayers and some congregational hymns. The second hour is where we split into age groups for Sunday School. There are different classes for adults, teens, and children. Here, teachers who are asked to prepare lessons will teach us from the scriptures. The last hour is a class where we split off into different age groups and genders to continue our learning. The reason for this is simply that men and women are very different, so we enjoy having time to learn with our fellow sisters while the men learn together as well. Here, another teacher who has been asked to prepare a lesson, will teach us from the scriptures and/or modern day prophets. Visitors are ALWAYS welcome at church meetings, and you can find the one nearest you by clicking the appropriate links on this website. Show more Show less