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Hi I'm Katie

I love Harry Potter, I love books, I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am sixteen years old, and I am a junior in high school. I am tall, and I love to play the piano and the viola. I love people and friends, and playing classic childhood games like tag or hide and go seek. Even with my challenges, I love my life, and can't wait to greet the next chapter!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this gospel is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know it in my heart. There is no way that a religion so full of pure love is not of Jesus Christ's design. The Church teaches me that I am beautiful and exceptional, and teaches me how to live my life to the fullest. By that I mean that when I follow the Gospel, I am free from addictions like drugs or alcohol, I learn how to serve and love others as He did, and I feel His love and that of my Heavenly Father's too, everyday of my life and that is something I cannot get anywhere else, and it is something I don't want to live without.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving others and trying to live in a way that pleases my Heavenly Father and Christ. By dressing modestly, keeping my language clean, and just showing my body care and respect, I show them that I appreciate this gift they've given me. By following Their teachings, studying the scriptures to learn what I should do, and loving others with all my heart, I show Them that I won't waste it and that I will make the most of my life. Using the Spirit's guidance I try to seek out those who need my help, who feel alone and unwanted, or lost, and show them that I love them and that their Savior does too. This, to me, is what being a Mormon means.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Katie
The Lord commanded it, and though I could never know what His intent was, I believe that at the times when polygamy was practiced, a large generation of righteous people were needed. For example when polygamy was used in the 1800's with Brigham Young, the Church had been chased out of several states, with a long long journey ahead of them to a state (Utah) that was far away, and cold. The Saints would have needed a large large amount of people to populate that place so that they could stake their claim, and so people would leave them alone and respect their hold on it. Show more Show less