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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am currently a Neuropharmacology PhD student at Boston University. I moved to Boston a few years ago with my husband. I saw the Gospel of Jesus Christ change the lives of people I came to know in Argentina on my mission. I LOVE to swim, bike, and run, and love it even more when you combine all three, I also love skiing. I am a daughter amongst 4 other siblings and I love my family very much.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into a family that was already members of the church and it has been such a blessing to be taught the truth of the restored gospel since I was born. When I was around 12 or 13 though, I decided that I needed a personal witness that it was the true church instead of living on the testimony of my family and ward members. I did what Moroni counsels, read the Book of Mormon, and prayed to ask God if it was true and if Joseph Smith was the prophet that restored Christ's church again to the earth. The Spirit has answered me many times and continues to do so, testifying that it really is the truth.

How I live my faith

Like many other people, members of the church and those who are not, I am not perfect. However, I strive to live what I learn each day by being an example of the believers. I do so by finding opportunities to serve in small acts of kindness those that surround me. I served a year and a half as a missionary preaching the Gospel to those in Argentina, and have been blessed for that service.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

 In the Bible it teaches the importance of having prophets to guide according to specific needs of that day. From Adam to Christ there was always a prophet with the proper Preisthood authority whenever the people were willing to listen. They always taught the Gospel according to the revelation they recieved. Part of that Gospel involves things called ordinances, or sacred ceremonies that must be performed by someone with the preisthood. The most common is probably baptism. After Christ's death no one on the earth had the preisthood power because the 12 apostles all were killed. Without that power, even though the Bible still exsisted, baptisms could not validly be performed. So, God prepared the world for the Restoration of the Gospel, with prophets and the correct Preisthood authority. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

When asked to say what the difference is between our church and other Christian denominations Joseph Smith said it is the recieving of the Gift of the Holy Ghost. We stronly believe that the Holy Ghost is necessary for us to have to return to live with God. He is a member of the Godhead and has no body, but a Spirit. His presence can be felt by every single person, but to have it as a constant companion, you must recieve the Gift of the Holy Ghost. This MUST be bestowed on someone following baptism by a worthy male preisthood holder, which is someone with authority and power from God. He lays his hands on the recipients heads and instructs them to recieve the Holy Ghost. The power of the Holy Ghost differs from the power of the Priesthood, and even though someone can have the power of the Holy Ghost, without the Priesthood, they cannot direct God's church or perform ordinances in Christ's name. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

 We believe the Bible to be the word of God because it was written by prophets of old. Men that recieve revelation from God to guide those on the earth. The Bible is like a letter from God to His children. We use it and learn from it just as we use other scripture, like the Book of Mormon, a book written by other prophets in the Americas. I love to learn from the Bible, especially the words of Christ in His personal ministry because it helps me to know Him and act more like Him. Show more Show less