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Hi I'm Kate

I'm an athlete. I love learning about people and their languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student. I attend a community college here in Arkansas, though I hope to transfer to BYU Provo soon. I love sports. I play tennis and volleyball. I also fence and swim. I have achieved my seond degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and am working toward my third degree. Though it may sound odd I love school. There are so many things the Lord intends for us to learn and I know that the knowledge I gain here will go with me to heaven. I think the biggest thing about me is my faith though. I love the Lord so much, and I know He loves me. He teaches me so much each and every day, it's impossible for me to ignore His presence in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but I struggled with my testimony during junior high and the beginning years of high school. Living the gospel can be very hard and exhausting. As I continued to attend my church meetings and activities I started to recognize the spirit in my life. I became a leader in my youth group and had the opportunity to grow close to the girls I was a leader over. I began to see the love God had for each one of them. I recognized their talents and the different ways the Lord was blessing them. It was around that time that I realized the joys and blessings of the gospel far out-weighed the trials of striving to live the gospel. I know that God strengthens us when we diligently seek Him. He does not let us go through life alone. And lastly, His strength paired with our efforts can overcome any mountain, withstand any trial, and help us come out of this life conquerors.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by showing love to the people around me. I try to make everyone I come into contact with understand my sincere pleasure of their company. I have felt my Savior's love for me. He has helped me understand what a good person I am and the potential I have for excellence. Through this experience I have learned to see God's children as He does. I'm not perfect at it, but I am striving every day to share that joy with everyone around me. God loves you. More than you can know. He shows you every day in so many different ways. Once you open your eyes to that love the world seems so much brighter. I also live my faith in my calling at chruch. I play the piano for one of our meetings. I started this calling only knowing a handful of hymns. I struggled learning them before I got that calling. Now, only two months later, I have tripled that number. I pray every day that the Lord will guide my hands and my understanding. He does. I don't struggle learning Hymns as much anymore. I am grateful for this opportunity to trust the Lord and develop my talents.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kate
As I've studied and pondered this subject I've made a few observations about Grace. Brother Brad Wilcox gave a devotional at Brigham Young University about grace in which he pointed out that Christ paid for everything with His Atonement. He paid for all of our sins yes, but also for our afflictions and our shortcomings. He paid for it all. There is nothing we must do to save ourselves from being damned to Hell. The reason we must be obedient in this life and strive to become better people is that our choices and actions will decide what kingdom we attain in the next life and how comfortable we are in the presence of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. By choosing to be obedient and choosing to repent of our sins, we are merely showing gratittude for the amazing gift Christ gave us and we are choosing which kingdom we live in in Heaven. Here's a quick explaination of the Kingdoms of Glory in Heaven that I mentioned: We believe that every human will go to Heaven. We believe that we will be judged according to our works (obedience, service, etc.) and our desires by God and Jesus Christ. We believe that according to our works and desires we will be allowed to live in one of three Kingdoms of Glory: the Telestial, the Terrestrial, and the Celestial. We believe that each glory is a wonderful place and whichever glory a person attains will make them happy and comfortable. If you have more questions I would reccomend you talk to a local missionary. They have the answers. Show more Show less