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Hi I'm Kate

I grew up in sunny Southern California. I'm a singer, a writer, and a cook, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In the words of Popeye, "I am what I am". And what am I? A college student, a singer, a cook, and a writer. None of these are extraordinary talents today, but who knows what I'll be able to achieve tomorrow? First of all, I really love to sing...Christmas music, Church songs, a random song on the radio, you name it and I've probably sung it. Music is a big part of my life, and always has been. It's how I express myself, how I relate to other people, and how I enjoy my life from day to day. I was in my high school's Advanced Choir for four years, and it was by far my favorite part of school. I don't play any instruments, but I would love to learn how to play piano or guitar. I also love to cook! Some of my favorite foods to make are potato soup, chicken rice casserole, and any homemade dessert. I learned how to cook from both of my parents, and I come from a family of excellent cooks. One of my favorite hobbies is writing, which I hope to incorporate into a career someday. My favorite things to write are literature analyses and criticisms, and opinion essays in which argument is involved. I love to argue a point, and I can usually argue it either way if I want to. Ideally, I would like to have a career where I could have some choice about what I write. I would like to start working as a journalist, then make my way up to a magazine editor or literary critic. All in all, I am a student, a friend, a roommate, and a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since I was born. My father is a convert to the Church, but my mother grew up with it her whole life. I love being a member of the LDS Church, and I love being able to know the gospel of Christ. I know that it is the only true church on the earth, and I know that we are all sons and daughters of God. God loves each and every one of His children, and He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows what we can become, and He is the only one who knows our divine destiny. As I read my daily scriptures, say my daily and nightly prayers, and attend Church weekly, I know that I can become closer to my Heavenly Father and truly allow Him to be a part of my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to live the gospel according to the example of Jesus Christ. I go to a singles ward, where all the members are college students between the ages of 18 and 29. My ward calling, or the job I am supposed to do, is activities coordinator. I am part of an activities committee whose it is to plan and carry out monthly ward activities. We work together to make great activities successfully come to life, and we try to invite and include everyone in our ward. This is a great job for me, and it is also a lot of fun. Beside creating activities, I participate in church whenever I feel the Holy Ghost prompt me to speak. The LDS Church encourages all the members to speak up and voice their opinions, which makes everyone feel important and loved.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Members of the LDS Church pay 10% of our income to the Church. This is not forced on us, but rather it is a test of our faith. We are blessed both financially and spiritually when we pay a full and honest tithe. With this money, the Church pays for such things as temple construction, education through Church schools, and the missionary program. Tithing is a great opportunity for each member to show their faith in God and their trust in the Church to use the money well. Show more Show less