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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm a daughter, a big sister, a law student, a returned missionary and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I go to law school in Atlanta, GA and I love it. I really enjoy law school, at first I was worried I would end up hating it and not know what to do with my life, but now I couldn't see myself doing anything different. I have a passion for criminal justice. I worked for the Colorado Public Defenders office a couple summers ago and found a real love for that work. I'm hoping to try pursuing family law this summer to see what I want to do most. I have a wonderful family who love and support me a lot. In that family I have three amazing younger brothers who are pretty much the smartest kids on earth! I don't get to see my family a lot because I travel frequently moving from state to state going to school but when I do see them it's like I never left. I have dreams of different things I want to do in my life but what is most important to me is to have a close family and to be able to create an environment of love and learning in my future home. I know that is what the teachings of Jesus Christ will allow me to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I joined the church when I was 18 years old. I had grown up going to church and I always believed in God and Jesus Christ but it just never was important, it was never a priority just kinda something I believed in but didn't really do much about. I met the missionaries through a roommate when I was working in Wyoming the summer after I graduated high school. They came over and taught me about Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, how my family could be eternal, that there is a prophet on the earth today and about the commandments. They asked me to read from the Book of Mormon and pray and ask God if the Book of Mormon was His word, and if Joseph Smith was a prophet. I had always wondered why there wasn't a prophet on the earth today and everything that the missionaries taught me made sense logically but not spiritually. I prayed every time I picked up the Book of Mormon and every time I put it down I wanted to know if the things they taught were true. For about a month I didn't seem to be getting an answer either way. I wanted to "know" but I had no intentions to act upon an answer I received, I just wanted to know to know. After thinking about what it would mean to me if there was a prophet on the earth, and after coming to the realization that I would choose to follow the teachings of a modern day prophet if there was one and also follow the commandments that God wants me to follow I prayed again. This time intending to act upon the answer I received, if it meant I would need to change I was willing to change. A couple weeks later the Spirit confirmed to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church on the earth today. I was baptized a week later, received the gift of the Holy Ghost, and have now been a member for about 4 years. Since joining the church I see how much my relationship with my Heavenly Father has developed and I can see and feel his influence much more in my life. I am closer with Him now than I ever thought was even possible. This closeness has brought great joy into my life. Even though things aren't always perfect and there are still hard times I go through I know where to put my trust and whom I can rely on. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life completely and it has all been for the better. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by practicing what I preach. I often think about how I can do better, how I can be better, how I can change to have a better relationship with God. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior so much and hope to be able to do whatever they ask of me. I live my faith by living the commandments and striving to be the person God wants me to be.

What is faith?

 Faith is an action word. It is so much more than just a passive belief that you don't do anything about. Faith is living how Christ wants you to live. Keeping the commandments even if you don't always understand why. Faith means to have trust in our Heavenly Father, knowing that He does know what is best for you and that if you take His advice and the advice of His servants prophet, apostles, missionaries you will become closer to God and your life and home will be filled with joy and love. Show more Show less