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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Utah, but now live in Washington State. I'm a Mormon, and am very proud to be a part of this church.

About Me

I'm a mother of two and work from home as a medical transcriptionist. My days are full of taking care of my house and family, working, and volunteering at my kids school, as well as the many activities we do through church and my kids sports. My children are both very athletic and I recenty decided it was my turn to be athletic too. I started up jogging almost a year ago, and am adicted. It gives me the motivation I need to get through my busy days. I have been married for almost 11 years and have lived in Washington for 17 years. I moved up to the Northwest with a work transfer from Utah in 1995, and met my husband in 1998. We dated for three years and married in 2001. He is the love of my life, and I'm glad I waited for him to come along. I was born into the church, but after my father passed away when I was 7 and then my mother remarried a non-member, we slowly drifted away from the church. By the time I was 16, I had stopped coming to church at all. After I married my husband, who is non-member, and we had kids, he wanted to start going to a church. I didn't feel comfortable in other churches we went to and he suggested we try my church. I was shocked and thrilled that he was willing to go to a Mormon church. We started going to church in 2005, and have never looked back. My husband was baptized in 2008, and we were sealed with our children in the temple in 2009. I am so grateful that our family will be together for all eternity now.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born in the church, I don't think I had a testimony when I was younger. I just went to church because that was what we did, and once I had the choice, I chose not to go to church. Once I became an adult, I knew there was something missing in my life, but without my husband's help I would have never figured out that I was missing the gospel. Now that I have come back to church, I constantly feel the spirit and know that I am where I am supposed to be. Through my activity at church teaching the children, I have learned so much more than I could have ever imagined. I love the stories in the scriptures, and am slowly learning how they can better my life by following their teachings. What really solidified my knowing that the church was true, or my conversion story is this...When my daughter was 20 months, she was burned on her leg in a camp fire accident. When we were back from the hospital and I was laying with her in bed crying, even though she was sound asleep, I said a prayer and immediately knew that I needed her to have a blessing from a priesthood holder in our ward. We were so new to the ward, I didn't know who I would call. The next morning, a leader in our church called me and said they wanted to come and visit our family. It was then that I knew the Lord was looking out for our family and this was the answer to my prayer. Our Bishop and Elders Quorum President came to our house within the hour and gave our daughter a blessing. She has healed amazingly, and only has small scars on her leg. I know that it was through this priesthood blessing that she was healed, and that I was comforted to get through this ordeal. I know this church is true, and that I will never leave it again. I would do anything I could to be able to have the blessings and joy I receive by having the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

Right now I am priviledged to be part of the Primary Presidency with the children in our ward. I would have never seen myself in this position, but know that the leaders in our ward knew it was the place for me. I get so much happiness spending time with the children and teaching them. I have learned so much about the gospel through this calling, and just love it. I also get to do visiting teaching with three wonderful ladies in our ward. I can honestly say that I love seeing them every month and look forward to visiting them. It is definitely a blessing to have them in my life. I recently did what was called a "Book of Mormon Blast" and read the Book of Mormon in 30 days. It was one of the best things I have ever done. My doing this, I was better able to learn more about the stories I learned growing up, as well as what I teach each month to our children. Each day, I strive to keep the commandments and become more Christ like. I love doing service for others, and the blessings I receive when I do service.