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Hi I'm Katy

I'm an animal lover. I'm an artist. I sing loudly in the car. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Colorado. I love reading books of all kinds. Some people think I'm book-polar because I read so many different genres of books. I'm a student in the IB program and I work very, very hard. I consider myself an artist, but I'm really just a crazy teenager with a camera, a paintbrush, or a pencil. I love the outdoors, nature, and animals. Especially animals. I've owned rats, cats, dogs, fish, and lizards. I love the fluffy animals, the scaly animals, and the multi-legged freaky animals. Based off of that, I would like to be a veterinarian and study veterinary medicine at Cornell University. And, of course, I LOVE being Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm not a Mormon just because I was born into a family that was. I used to rely on my parents' testimonies but now I have my own. I know for a fact that the Church is the true church. I know that it was restored by Joseph Smith for us. I know that the words in the Book of Mormon are written just for me, you, and everyone else. I love science and sometimes, in the science world, you have to see things to believe them. People think that just knowing in your heart isn't enough. But that's not true. I know in my heart that the church is true. I know it. I cannot deny it. Just because I haven't had the heavens open right in front of me, just because no dead prophets have ever visited me, just because I have not seen God with my own eyes does not mean it's not true. I have had the heavens open and pour out blessings for me. I have had the blessing of being able to read what the prophets left behind for me. I have seen the blessings and workings of God with my own eyes. And that is how I know it's true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example. At school I'm "The Mormon Girl" because I'm very open about being a Mormon. What is there to hide? If anyone, friend or non-friend, has a question about being LDS or beliefs, I will answer it. If I don't know the answer, I'll find it. I'm an example of someone who is not afraid to stand on the top of the school and shout: "I'm a Mormon and I'm proud of it!"