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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Idaho and have lived in Japan, Michigan and Nevada.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother. I love my husband and am so thankful for who he is and how he treats me and our children. We have 2 amaing kids, a 10 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. I served a mission in the Japan Sapporo mission. I love to read, play sports, (volleyball, soccer and tennis), cook and bake, and spend time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a mormon. At an early age I remember sitting in Primary watching a video of Joseph Smith's first vision, and I remember feeling such a strong confirmation from the spirit that this was true. That Joseph Smith did see God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and that he was taught by them, and restored the true church to the Earth. I've made choices I am not proud of, and I've learned from them. The greatest thing I've learned is that the power of the Atonement is real. Through our Savior Jesus Christ we can be forgiven, and that He loves us and He wants us to turn to Him and become clean again. Life can be very hard as we all struggle to overcome the trials we have. Each time I have felt that my burdens were beyond my abilities to shoulder, I have felt the Lord there strengthening me and helping me to carry on. He is real, He does know us, and He will help us. Our trials may not be taken immediately away from us, but the Lord will help us to endure them, and ultimately He will help us to overcome them.

How I live my faith

We just moved to our current location, so we are not holding callings at this time. But in the past I have served with the youth of our ward as a Primary Pianist, accompaning the children as they sing in their meetings. I love serving in a music calling, as there is so much power and strength in the church music. Hearing the children sing their sweet little testimonies is such a growing experience. I have also served in the Cub Scout program, which is challenging, but fun as I watched the boys learn and grow and develop spiritually, and also developmentally. My favorite part about this, was being with my Cub Scout son, and watching him have fun with his friends and become more of a leader. I also have served with the women of our ward. In the women's organization there is such a strength. I grew very close to many of my "sisters." Sisters not by blood as I am an only girl in my family, but sisters in the gospel. It is such a blessing, especially when you don't live near family, to have a family in your church as your support system. The church has been such a blessing to me in this way, because even when I am reaching out and serving others, the service I receive in return is far greater than I give. And with this a deep love and bond of friendship.