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Hi I'm Kate

I'm an Arizona girl. I'm a missionary in Pennsylvania. I love music, going for a run and watching movies. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all my life. In my spare time, I love to go hiking, running with my best friend, watch movies, and hang out by a fire! When I finish my mission, I will go back to school and study to become a pediatric speech pathologist!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for one reason. I asked if it was true. I didn't receive an angel visitation or a burning in my chest, but a simple peace. I have asked several more times if this church was true and every time Heavenly Father reassures me that it is. I know that He hears and answers my prayers. I've had times in my life where I was completely isolated from anyone who knew me longer than 2 months. I couldn't reach out to my family and my friends; they were miles away. Being completely alone, I prayed to feel comfort. I begged to understand why I was feeling the way I was and for relief from this feeling of despair. After I closed my prayer in the name of my Savior, I felt peace. I didn't hear a voice or receive any special witness, but I didn't feel alone anymore. In a situation where I was by myself completely, my Savior became my best friend. I'm a Mormon because the knowledge that I have allows me to make it through one day at a time. It allows me to keep going, because the eternities are awaiting me, if I prove faithful. I'm a Mormon because without the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I'd be lost; not knowing who I am or what I could become. I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just trying to be like my Savior. I act the way I think He would want me to act, especially as I wear His name close to mine on my missionary tag. I am still growing in this gospel and I still have questions but I never allow those questions to destroy the faith that I already have. I surround myself with people that uplift me, even if they aren't members of the Church. Many good and true things can be learned by listening to others' opinions. I try my best to uplift those around me because that is what the Savior would do if He was on the earth today. My friends have taught me that it is always better to look outwards when you are feeling alone. When I step outside myself, then I experience the most joy and happiness. I have learned that service is the best time to feel the Savior's love.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kate
I believe that I would be no where without the grace of Christ. The grace of Christ is so essential to our salvation that without, we are lost. My favorite scripture talking about grace is in 2 Nephi 25: 23 and 26 because after all we can do, it is only through the grace of Christ that we are able to be reconciled with Heavenly Father. Christ is the source for which we can look for a remission of our sins. We try and live our lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, to do our part and exercise faith in Him but He is the only way that we can reach the presence of Heavenly Father again. We believe we aren't "earning" heaven, but "learning" heaven. Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Kate
I go to the temple to reflect on decisions I need to make, to consult my Heavenly Father, and mainly just to feel God's love. Temples are used to allow our ancestors to receive essential saving ordinances, such as baptism. Families are "sealed" together forever, not "until death do you part". The temple is literally the House of the Lord. Show more Show less