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Hi I'm Kate

I grew up in the Midwest. I quote movies. I speak Spanish. I teach kids stuff. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm what you'd call a chips and dip person. I'm very traditional and practical, but everybody brings me to the parties! And I really like eating chips and dip! I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher and I can't wait to work with the little kiddos! Even though I'm the fifth of six kids, I've had a LOT of exposure to little kids through babysitting, teaching, extended family etc. I think that's what led me to my major; I love being around little kids! I think there's a lot we can learn from them, and I'm looking forward to their instruction! I also play the flute, the guitar, and basic piano. I recently picked up Spanish after living in Peru for a few months and I'm in LOVE! It's the greatest language ever!! I love moving around and being active; I love to play lacrosse, basketball, Frisbee, soccer, dance, swim, run, and dance to music in the car! I love to quote movies!! As my friends and family can attest, my conversations are often frequented by quotes from my favorite movies, plays and musicals!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints, as were their parents and their parent's parents, etc. Mormonism was kind of in my blood, and I was taught about the church my whole life. However, there comes a time in everyone's life when they have to decide they want that life for themselves. I was no different. Since I was raised in the church, I didn't have one defining moment in making that decision. Rather it was a series of faith building experiences that helped me realize what a difference the church made in how I behaved, how I felt, and how I treated others. Some of the basic doctrines of the church are the things that help me the most during hard times I am a child of God. I can be with my family for eternity. Lasting happiness comes through keeping God's commandments. I know that God speaks to his people today through a prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and I have experienced for myself the blessings of listening and obeying his counsel. The Book of Mormon holds words of power and truth that have guided and continue to guide me as I live my life. There are countless reasons why I choose to be a Mormon, and I am grateful for every one of them. I guess the easy answer to this question is, I am a Mormon because it makes me happy and it makes me the best Kate I can be!

How I live my faith

This world is crazy, and for me the church is my calm in the storm. It helps me take time to rest and worship, keep my behaviors in line with my standards, and treat the people around me with respect. The way I am able to do that is by attending weekly meetings on Sunday, reading scripture everyday, addressing God throughout the day through prayer, and treating every person with the respect each child of God deserves. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life, and it brings happiness, so I am able to live the teachings of the church simply by being happy! This church is the best part of my life, and the best part of me. The older I get and the more I see of what the world holds, the more I want everyone to experience this kind of peace and happiness. It feels good. Really, really good.