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Hi I'm Kathy

I am a senior in high school. I was born and raised in the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 17-year old girl, getting ready to graduate this coming year. I like to sing and dance (when no one is really watching), and I love listening to music. I hope to be able to get into a BYU school, or into ASU, and major in Elementary Education. I'm not sure what grade I want to teach yet, but I know that I love kids. I also love to work with Stage Theater. I have performed in various shows since middle school and started working with the Lights for the stage 2 years ago. I have loved it ever since.

Why I am a Mormon

The question should be, why am I still Mormon. My Patriarchal Blessing. It is one of the greatest gifts that God has given to us and it lives with us through our entire life. This may be an incorrect definition for it, but personally, I feel like it's a letter from Heavenly Father to me that I can read whenever and still find something or feel something new. What it really is, it is like map/guide of our life if we remain faithful. I love it because it shows that Heavenly Father really does know me personally. He even knows things about me that I have yet to find out. In the end, my answer would simply be that it makes me happy! After I've done something wrong, the feeling of the guilt leaving me, thanks to the Atonement, is one of the greatest feelings I could ever receive. I know that I'm not perfect, but that I can be someday. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me no matter what I have done in the past or what I might do in the future. I love this gospel and I have a testimony of its truth.

How I live my faith

I mostly live my faith by just being an example. I know that people watch what I do and don't do and respect me for my standards. I try to be everyone's friend whether they are LDS or not and respect what they choose to do although I do not encourage it. I hope that when it is time for them to receive the gospel, they will remember my example and my happiness in the church. I also hope that I will find the courage to approach them. I also exercise my callings, whether it is the class president or Stake Youth Committee member. In these callings, I would either help plan events or plan activities; think of others and how we can help them; be a support to others. No matter what the calling is, it always ends up teaching me something. I grow as a person in these callings and it makes me feel stronger. It also allows me to get to know others in the church and help in any way that I can.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kathy
In the Bible, there is a reference (James 1:5-6) that tells you to ask of God. In the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:4-5), it tells you to pray to know whether it is true. It may sound like a very loose answer, but the truth is based mostly on feeling. For example, after sharing my testimony, I get a feeling of happiness and peace and power. I know from those feelings that what I shared in my testimony were true. If I do something I shouldn't be doing, my heart gets stirred up and I feel guilt afterward. I feel contentious and distressed. Although some people may find that there isn't enough evidence in just feelings, it is evidence to one's self. Feelings can be strong. It is what compels you to do what you do. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kathy
Of course not! Mormons help... whoever needs it! Whether they are Mormon or not, we are willing to serve others and those in need. Show more Show less