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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Arizona. I'm an athlete, wife, mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from a small town in Arizona. I grew up riding horses and doing 4-H. I played Volleyball, basketball and softball in high school and went on to try my hand at athletics in college. I love to be outside and enjoy being active. I have 2 children and 1 husband. In the past year our family has moved many times as a result of my husband being in graduate school. I view each move as an adventure and an chance to meet new people and see new places. We have moved from one side of the US to the other 3 times in the last 3 years. I enjoy being out in Nature. My family takes a week long backpacking trip complete with packhorses every summer. These trips are so fun for me. I enjoy reading and cam get lost in a good book. I love to watch my children ages 6 and 1. Everyday is a new adventure to them and I love being a part of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family very strong in religion. My father's side are all LDS, my mother's side are devout Catholic. Both sides of my family love Christ and are good people As a young girl I grew up attending both Catholic Mass and LDS services. I remember noticing the differences between the two services even at a young age. I noticed a peaceful feeling whenever I was attending the LDS service that seemed to be absent from the Mass services. At age 11 I started taking the LDS missionary discussions. My father and older brother were already baptized members of the LDS church but we all felt it was important that I learn the gospel doctrine and make a decision for myself about baptism. I remember the missionaries telling me that I have a loving Father in Heaven who knows me personally, that I can go to him in prayer with whatever is on my mind or in my heart, and not only will he hear me but he will answer my prayers as well. I prayed as the missionaries suggested. I asked my Father in Heaven if the LDS church was the true church, and then I sat quietly to listen for a reply. A feeling of such peace, love and comfort filled my heart that I had no doubt it was. I was 11 years old at the time. I am older now and over and over again through my life I have been reassured from my Heavenly Father that this is the true church. When I met my husband and prayed to know if he was right for me. When we had our first child and as I held her in my arms I could feel in my heart that the principal of Eternal families was true and we would be together forever. And through numberless trials and times of hardship I have felt my Heavenly Father's loving arms embrace me, lift my up and give me the strength to continue. I know that this is the True Church. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me and knows me. I know that the simple step of living his teachings brings greater happiness then any person can imagine. And I know that I will live with him again someday.

How I live my faith

I enjoy teaching. I have taught young children ages 4 and 5 about their Heavenly Father who loves them, about prayer and service and doing whats right. I visit other women in my ward and share gospel messages, friendsip with them. I teach young women ages 12-18 about Jesus Christ. I serve my neighbors, friends and families. Most of whom do not belong to my faith. I help organize activities for the young children and young women. My family and I volunteer to Clean our Church building. My husband and I make our family a priority. We spend time with our Children and teach them about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.