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Hi I'm Katy

I love to laugh and smile and help others do the same. I'm an artist. I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as the only girl at home - just me and my four brothers raised by the two most wonderful parents ever. I also have an older brother and sister who were raised by their mom, and are now married and out in the world. Just after graduating from high school in Washington state, I had the opportunity to move to Scotland with my parents and my three younger brothers, which is totally one of the most amazing and incredible things that has ever happened to me! I like to keep busy and discover new opportunities for growth and adventure, so the chance to move to a foreign country thrilled me. I am learning to find balance between planning for the future and taking things as they come. Just a few hobbies that I enjoy are photography, piano playing, singing, painting and drawing, writing, learning, laughing with friends, and going on adventures. One of the things I value most in this life is honesty; I look for honesty in friendships and I strive to be as honest as I possibly can be.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel is a brilliant beacon of hope in this often overbearing world! I am so grateful that I was born to parents who love the Lord and have raised me in righteousness. Over the years, I have come to recognize that God will never ask anything of me which is not for my benefit; there is no standard or commandment which does not have a purpose involving my potential to become like Him. I know that my Savior walks beside me, has felt every pain I've faced, and has provided me a way to return home. There is a strength in the gospel, in the scriptures, and in prayer - a strength which helps me to hold my head high and proudly proclaim through my actions: "I am a daughter of God. I know where I've come from and where I'm going, and I know how I'm going to get there." I love My Heavenly Father and my brother, Jesus Christ, and I know that they love me, too. How could I know that and not be a Mormon? I'm a Mormon because there is no other foundation that can bring me such immense joy and ensure confidence as I make righteous decisions and prepare for my future. I can't wait to be a wife, to be a mother; and when that time comes, when it's finally my turn to raise my own children with my own righteous husband, I want to know my family will last beyond the bonds of earthly life. While other religions and the law offer a union that lasts "til death do you part" and "as long as you both shall live," the true gospel offers marriage for time and all eternity. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I want to show those around me that my standards and beliefs remain firm in all situations and with all people. I stand up for my beliefs with conviction and confidence, while simultaneously respecting the beliefs and standards of others. I use my talents to help testify of my faith and share my standards. For example, I love to use my sewing talents by refashioning used or revealing clothing to better suit my style and modesty standards. I share my ability to play piano by accompanying hymns at many church meetings and activities. I create art that conveys my spirit and gives viewers a glance into my heart. I look for little ways to bring a smile to peoples' faces and put a little extra sunshine in their day. What better way to do so than to follow the example of Christ and serve them? Helping people, whether it's on a small or large scale, is just one simple way for me to live the gospel, and I do so in any way I can.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Katy
Mormon women are strong individuals with unique personalities and just as much diversity as any other women in the world. Women are not restricted by the gospel, but rather provided with opportunities to continue to strengthen themselves as individuals, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends. Mormon women are capable of being - and even encouraged to be - self reliant and able to stand on their own two feet. Mormons believe that men and women are equal, but simultaneously acknowledge and emphasize the distinct difference between the two genders and their roles. Women and men both have unique and individual qualities that are given of God and have their own purposes. One gender does not have authority over the other; rather, the two are meant to work in unison to accomplish all the Lord would have them do. the defining characteristics of men and women compliment each other in a way that allows all of mankind to uplift and help one another as we progress and follow the Lord's plan for us. Show more Show less