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Hi I'm Katie Joy Pearce

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a nursing student. I love to read, paint/draw, laugh, and play soccer. I don't have much time for that now though because I am in school, so I have to make the best of the time I have. I have enjoyed nursing school. I want to help people and I have also have always liked science and anatomy. I like a wide variety of books. I love Harry Potter and yes I enjoy Twilight (book is way better than the movie), but I also love Dickens, Jane Autsen, Alexander Dumas and others. I especially enjoy Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and the Count of Monte Cristo. I also enjoy art. I haven't had much really training in art. My high school didn't have it as an elective. But I did take private lessons in 6th grade for a month till my teacher moved, and I took one community college art class in high school. Most of what I have learned I have taught myself. I may not be amazing at it but it is something I love to do. I have a large family of ten. I can be myself around them. I laugh so hard sometimes my family makes fun of me. They are some of my closest friends. My little Brother and I especially find things to laugh at all the time. Though sometimes I think he is just laughing at me because I am laughing so hard and not because he thought it was that funny. I played soccer in high school and I miss playing a lot. Now I only kick the ball around with some friends. I also enjoy racket ball, hiking, and cliff jumping.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Easy, because the gospel of Jesus Christ fills my life with happiness and peace, and also because the gospel is true. I can pray to my Heavenly Father about anything, at any time of the day, and any where. Whether that is right before I am taking my test, at night before I go to bed, or that split second before that crazy driver barley misses me on the freeway. I had to learn the hard way last semester that what I want from Heavenly Father isn't always what is best for me. I received my first C ever last semester and it took me a little while to understand why. I had prayed and fasted multiple times so that I could at least get a B. After receiving my final grade my heart initially plummeted. How could this happen? I tried so hard? But then I was just grateful I hadn't failed. Then I thought how bad my grade have been if I hadn't prayed. I think I just needed to learn that sometimes my will and Heavenly Father's aren't the same. That I outcome I want isn't the necessarily what Heavenly Father knows is best for me. A small thing as a grade doesn't seem as traumatic to me now as it did then. Something else I needed to learn, my grade wasn't the end of the world. I can move one, I can learn from it and become better. Heavenly Father has and is always there for me. Through the good and the bad. Even if I just feel alone or am having a bad day I can pray to my Heavenly Father and that feeling of loneliness will go away and I will feel loved. I know President Monson is a prophet and Book of Mormon is true because of the feeling I get when I listen to president Monson and when I read the Book of Mormon. I feel peace and just happy.

How I live my faith

I just moved from my home town to the city I go to school in. So now I just barely entered a young single adult ward. That doesn't matter though. I know that where ever I go to a church building I know I will be taught the same principles. I don't have a calling as of yet. However, my last calling was to make the programs for church. That required me to be at church 30 min early to print and fold all of the programs. Some days where harder than others to get there early, but I enjoyed it. I live my faith every day of the week, not just Sunday. I dress modestly every day, I pray every day, read my scriptures every day, and try to become a better person. There is always something I can work on to become better because I am far from perfect.