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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Tustin, California, a teacher, I served an 18 month mission in Hermosillo, Mexico, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Katie. I am studying Social Science Teaching at BYU. I love swimming, reading, and watching movies. I love the ocean minus the sand. I love my family. I love learning about culture and how people live their lives. I think everyone has good in them even if you have to dig a little deep. I have been called to serve in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission and am so excited for the opportunity I have to talk about Jesus Christ, baptism, the Atonement and so many others things that help to make me who I am and what makes me so happy! I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was still given the choice to be baptized. I was baptized by my brother when I was eight years old and confirmed a member of the Church and received the gift of the Holy Ghost from my father. I still remember that day mainly my beautiful white dress (made by my older sister) but I remember the feelings of love and excitement that I had because I was going to be baptized just like all of my older siblings. I have remained true to this faith because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church on the Earth today that offers the whole truth and has restored what Christ's church had when he was on the Earth. I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it is written for our day and that this book of scripture compliments the Bible and vice versa. Many churches have bits and pieces of the full Gospel of Christ but The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the full truth. One of the best parts of being a member of this Church is that there are always more things to learn. This is a church of growth; individual, family, and worldwide growth. I love that no matter what part of the world I travel to, the formatting of Church is the same. When I move, I do not need to worry what church I will belong to because "God is the same yesterday, today and forever".

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying everyday to do the things that I believe bring me closer to my Savior. I read the Book of Mormon daily and read from other areas of scriptures daily (Bible, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price) as well. I pray to my Father in Heaven for guidance throughout that day and to thank Him for all of my many blessings. . I pray for the Holy Ghost to accompany me in whatever it is that I am doing that day. Family is the most important thing in my life and so keeping in touch with family members wherever they are is very important to me. We have a family blog which makes things a lot easier since we don't all live in the same state. I go to the temple often to regain an eternal perspective and to feel the loving peace and spirit that is there. The temple is truly The House of the Lord and I love it there. I am currently dedicating the next 18 months of my life to serve The Lord full time and the people in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission. I am so happy that I have the opportunity to give all I can to furthering the work of salvation. Sometimes expectations are high for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but then I remember that as long as I am progressing, I am becoming more like the Savior and that is my goal.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes abortion except in some rare cases (rape, health of the mother) and even then there should be counseling with the local presiding priesthood holder. We believe that each spirit son and daughter of God should have the opportunity of living in this life here on Earth. Abortion cuts off that opportunity. If a baby is not going to be able to be taken care of, adoption services are available and ready to help those that are in need. There are many parents that are not capable of having their own children that would jump at any opportunity to bring cherished sons and daughters of Heavenly Father into their homes. Show more Show less