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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a college student, a sister, and a daughter. I've written a novel, and love medicine and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young adult at BYU-Idaho. I finished writing my first novel during my freshmen year and continue to work on other projects. My passion, though, is emergency medicine, and I study Paramedicine as my major. My favorite places in the world are anywhere my family and friends are, and I always am striving to make them proud. I'm the daughter of a truck driver and a hairdresser and am the first person in my family to attend a university, so life right now is quite the uncharted adventure for all of us.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born and raised a member of the Mormon church. Once I got to high school my friends started making choices that went contrary to the way I was taught, and contrary to church standards. I saw them unhappy, I saw them get hurt, and worst of all, I watched them wander through life without any clue of where they should be headed. Then I looked at my own life, my happiness because of the gospel of Christ, my adherence to standards that almost always ended up protecting me, and the knowledge I have of where I am going and how to get there, and I realized that I'm better off exactly as I am. I am happy, and I have the gospel to thank for that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to radiate God's light. I love teaching the younger kids in Sunday School and preparing the music for church meetings. In my life outside of church, I try to be the best example of Christ that I can be, and love and serve all whom I come into contact with.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

 I believe it's because our church membership used to be quite small, and to some who don't know us very well, Mormons may seem a little odd. In truth, the membership of the Church is now quite large, and most of our practices and beliefs aren't much different from a lot of other faiths. We're not weird, or secretive. We're always happy to answer questions, and church doors are always open to visitors. I think those who do call us a cult only do because they don't know us very well. Show more Show less