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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying Linguistics. I love the idea of being able to communicate with anyone around the world, which is why I chose that major. I have been in other countries on performing tours, such as Taiwan and the Philippines, and I hated not being able to communicate fully with the wonderful people I met. We were still able to talk with body language and their broken English, but I wasn't able to get to know the people as well as I wanted to. I have spent most of my life performing on stage. I love to sing and dance and have shared that love with thousands of people. I hope to continue doing so throughout my entire life. I can't imagine NOT singing. I love to read and I'm kind of a nerd. I spend a lot of time reading Sci Fi/Fantasy and playing video games, but all in all I'm a pretty normal outgoing person. I love life, regardless of how crappy it gets, because I know that there is always something awesome waiting for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Latter-Day Saints. I was taught by my parents and church leaders my entire life, but it is my own decision to continue to be a member of this church because I know without a doubt that it's true. I never underwent a major 'testimony moment' where I knew I was converted to the gospel. I have ALWAYS known it was true. I can't remember a single time in my life where I have genuinely doubted the gospel. I may not be the most proactive member when it comes to sharing my testimony, but I want you all to know that I KNOW this church is 100% true. The gospel is infallible. It makes sense. The things the prophets say are true. The things I read in the scriptures happened. This church is true and there is nothing that can shake my testimony. There is nothing else that can give me greater happiness then knowing the good that this church brings and the pure joy I see in the faces of others as they enjoy the gospel in their lives. I love this gospel and it is clear to me the blessings that come from living it. I have experienced trials and tests of faith, but through all of those trials I didn't doubt the gospel or the Lord, I only doubted myself. This gospel is the strongest thing in the world and I know it can help anyone find joy and meaning in life.

How I live my faith

I was recently released from my calling of being the Primary Chorister, meaning I taught songs to the young children in my church. It was a fun experience and I loved being able to make a difference in the lives of so many young people with so much potential. It always astounds me to see how stellar the youth in our church are. It makes me a little embarassed to see how strong and faithful they all are and to compare that with how impudent and lazy I was as a kid. I have had many opportunities to learn leadership skills and to put them into practice, and those skills are invaluable to me as I move forward and help out in the many different charities and foundations we have nearby. I hope to be able to use my experience both within the church and without, helping people to experience the joy that I do even if they are not members of the church. I want to be a missionary by example, showing others that I can have a fulfilling happy life because I follow the commandments, not in spite of them. I have seen the joy on the faces of people who are converted to the church and I can't stand still and keep that joy from others. There are many out there who are looking for the church and just don't know it. There are so many good people in the world who want nothing more than to get closer to God and don't know how to do it. I will spend my life and my talents finding those people and showing them what I know to be true.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Katie
Freaking yes! Please come! I find that some of the most spiritual meetings I have attended come when those who are not of our faith ask genuine, sincere questions. I love having the opportunity to share with someone something that I've always just taken for granted. Sacrament meeting is the longest of our meetings and is for the entire ward. Other meetings are basically according to age. Primary is for children 12 and under with a nursery for children between 1 1/2 and 3. For girls between 12-18 there are Young Women meetings and then Relief Society for women 18+. For men 12 and up there are Priesthood meetings. There are also Sunday School classes for anyone 12+, usually split up by age groups. Being a woman over the age of 18 I attend Relief Society, Sunday School, and then Sacrament meeting each week. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Katie
I've never known anything but being a Mormon, but the difference in the level of happiness between those who live this gospel and those who don't is obvious. I have always been a happy person. Even when nothing is going my way and I feel terrible, ultimately I'm still happy because I know it will get better and the gospel is always there. Show more Show less