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Hi I'm Sister Katie Spencer

I grew up in southern New Hampshire and I am serving a mission in St. George, Utah

About Me

I was born in New Hampshire and have lived there most of my life. I have 6 wonderful, yet crazy, siblings and my youngest sister is now 5 years old. My family and the message of Jesus Christ are what make me truly joyful in this life. I love music, theatre, and cosmetology. I hope to own a salon one day that offers services to those living in a shelter. I am currently serving primarily as a visitors' center sister missionary in the Utah, St. George Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

The answer is simple. Because this gospel guides me through all the struggles of this life and onto eternity. I have grown up in this faith so some think that I just follow what my parents believe, but no, that is not why. I have found this church to be true myself by asking the Lord. I used to not really care and did follow what my parents and leaders said. It was not until I was a teenager that I really came to know for myself. I have read the Book of Mormon and have received an answer through feelings of comfort and peace that it is true. It is amazing what life used to be like and what people have gone through in keeping their faith in God. Many people think that this church is very strict, but really it is not. They are just simple things to follow that protect you and your body. Because of these standards, I am much happier than I would be without them. Over the last few years, I have had many experiences that have just helped my faith to grow. I know completely that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he restored Christ's gospel in these latter days. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He has a plan for me. I strive to live my life everyday in love and service because that is what our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want me to do. And I know that without the joy and knowledge that I have because I live in this gospel, I could not become the person that I know I can be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending all of my church meetings, keeping Jesus Christ as the center of my life, striving to keep my covenants with God, and sharing the restored gospel with those around me everyday.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Sister Katie Spencer
Like the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets. It is in full support of the Bible in that it is another testament of Jesus Christ, His teachings, and His work on the earth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Sister Katie Spencer
Heavenly Father sent us all to this earth in order to progress and become like Him. Like our Father in Heaven, we needed to receive a physical body. We also came to learn how to exercise agency, gain experiences that will strengthen our faith and knowledge, and grow together as families that can last for eternity. After this life, we will have the opportunity to return and live with our Father in Heaven once again through following His plan and striving to be like Him. Show more Show less