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Hi I'm Katie

I'm honest and silly. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of twin girls that are almost a year old. I grew up in CA, and met my husband while in college. I love crafts, cleaning house, building and creating. But mostly I love to save money! I am an avid deal hunter, but not to the extent of an extreme coupon-er. I am fighting everyday battle of trying to become a better person, and trying to be more like my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

Years ago in a Sunday School lesson I learned about Joseph Smith’s sincere prayer to know which church to join, the First Vision, the visitation of Angel Moroni & the sacred ancient record that was translated into the Book of Mormon. These things set us apart from every other Christian church. My teacher gave a challenge & commitment. “You cannot live on the testimony of others forever,” she said, “Other's testimony will only carry you so far. You have to know for yourself if it's true.” We read Moroni’s Promise (Moroni 10:3-5) & we talked about what feeling the Holy Ghost feels like. What she said that day really struck a chord in my heart. Did I really want to be LDS if the church wasn’t true? If I could find out, I had the obligation to. I can't live a lie. With resolve I prepared to find out. I read the scripture repeatedly; looking at each word carefully so I'd do it properly. I had a lot on the line. A girl of 11 years, my family & their beliefs were a huge part of my life & identity. Was I ready to put it all on the line? If so, I couldn’t mess this up. I told God I was ready to know the truth. I was willing to COMPLETELY follow the truth. Whether it be that the Book of Mormon is true & life continues as normal, or if it’s not true, turning away from everything I was & embarking on a quest for the truth. Whatever the outcome, I'd follow Him. I pondered on the events leading up to the Book of Mormon during my prayer & what they meant. As I did so, I felt gratitude. But was it true? I couldn’t let my own feelings bias the answer. I cleared my mind & sat quietly, devoid of emotion. I asked God if it was true. I let him know I was serious - what He chose to tell--or not tell me had consequences & it'd change my path of life forever. He needed to let me know. An overwhelming feeling of peace flooded me as I felt my heart erupt in joy & it came after a moment of feeling absolutely nothing: it didn't come from me. Unmistakably I felt the answer: He said it's true.

How I live my faith

Every week we go to church as a family. We try to read scriptures and speak with our Heavenly Father on a daily basis. We love give meaningful service - and try to act before being asked, but we are just now recovering from everything that is involved with having two babies around! We are excited for the future, and hope to teach our children good things - to be honest and contribute to society. We want to be together as a family forever.