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Hi I'm Kaitlin

I work at a bakery and as a photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work at a local bakery and cafe, mostly as a sandwich and salad maker. I also run a small photography business. I have two younger sisters and two younger brothers. We also have a Great Dane puppy named Tux.

Why I am a Mormon

Okay, real talk for a minute. It seems backwards to say that we can find lasting peace in today's world. There is so much destruction, injustice, and hate. I feel it, and it hurts. My heart breaks when I think of all of the suffering around me. All of this is amplified, because almost daily I'm faced with personal battles against depression and an anxiety disorder. It's too much for me to bear alone. But when I turn to Jesus Christ, I do find peace. It doesn't always come immediately. Sometimes it comes after the storms -- the days my mind won't stop racing, or the nights when all I can do is cry and try to keep breathing. But it always comes quietly into my heart. Because of my faith in Jesus Christ, I believe that every right will be made wrong, and that we can have hope for a better world. These things anchor me. I find hope in knowing that one day "God will wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:4) I find peace knowing Jesus Christ restored His church on the earth today through the prophet Joseph Smith. It is comforting to know that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. I find peace and direction through living prophets and The Book of Mormon. I'm comforted to know that God's priesthood power has been restored to the earth, and that my family is sealed together for eternity. I'm so grateful to know Jesus Christ. His power to give us peace is so undeniably real to me.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday school for the seven year old kids in my congregation. We talk a lot about how Jesus loves us and wants us to love everyone around us. The kids love it when we read scriptures together. We sing songs like, "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus", "I Am a Child of God", and "Choose the Right".

What is the Book of Mormon?

Kaitlin
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God's Son. It's holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It was written by ancient prophets. One of these prophets, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. Eventually they split into two nations, the Nephites and the Lamanites. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of their writings. It's named after Mormon, one of the last of these prophets. The purpose of The Book of Mormon is to testify that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, the Savior of the world. It contains His teachings and testifies of His Atonement and love. When we read The Book of Mormon, we learn of the fullness of Christ's gospel and we become closer to Him. The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after His Resurrection. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kaitlin
Like most of the Christian world, Mormons believe that we are saved through Christ's grace. The message of grace is repeated throughout the Bible and The Book of Mormon. For example, a Book of Mormon prophet named Lehi taught, "There is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah" (2 Nephi 2:8). However, we believe God respects our ability to choose and that He expects us to actively accept Christ's grace into our lives. We do this by loving Him and learning of His gospel, trying our best to keep His commandment, repenting when we make mistakes, and seeking His help in our lives. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Kaitlin
The short answer -- hard work. Faith is a principle of action. In order to increase our faith in Jesus Christ, we must actively seek to learn of Him, study His word, and keep His commandments. When we do these things, our faith will grow. Show more Show less