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Hi I'm Katherine

I'm a student, I'm a unicyclist, I'm a victim of depression and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I can truthfully say that I own a giraffe, which I keep in my garage, and I ride it on the weekends. I mean a giraffe unicycle of course. In middle school I was on a unicycle team for four years. I performed at various shows including several performances at the University of Washington basketball half-time shows. Even though I've long since graduated from middle school, I still unicycle to and from the college library. I'm currently a full time student majoring in human biology. Whenever I have spare time I hang out with friends, run, or photograph.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I struggled immensely with self-confidence and self-worth as well as teenage depression. I felt ugly, socially awkward, and just plain horrible about myself in pretty much any and every way. It was as though I was just one in billions of people; I wasn't anyone special. Even though I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or "Mormon", I didn't really grasp the concept that God loved me. At the back of my mind I always thought that Christ suffered for the world's pains and sins collectively. I thought that He loved everyone, but not me. One evening I was contemplating on the Savior's life when suddenly I felt this huge warm feeling overcome me, it was as if it was a hug from heaven. At that moment I could feel the Saviors love for me, me! The ugly socially awkward one! He loved me despite my flaws and imperfections. It was like from this moment a light bulb was turned on in my soul. It was like I could finally see color in a black and white world. God is very real. I can testify to you that He does hear and answer your prayers. You, and you personally, matter to Him, the very God of this universe (Psalms 147:2-4, 8). In the Garden of Gethsemane He thought of you by name as well as me (Isa 49:16). You are not meant to go through this life alone. He suffered so He could know how to help you (Alma 7:11-12). He is there for you (Isa 63:7-9) and He longs to hear from you (Alma 5:60). He will help you through the thick and thin of this life (Matt 11:28-30, 1 Cor 10:13). Trust in Him, He will work wonders within you.

How I live my faith

I teach the sisters in my ward, which has anywhere from a hundred to a couple hundred members within it, about how they can do their family history work. In the past I've been a church choir member, a Christmas social committee member, and a teacher. When I was on the Christmas social committee I helped plan and set up a formal dinner and dance for church members and friends. As a teacher I taught various church lessons to the sisters in my ward.