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Hi I'm Katie

I'm from Colorado. I am a student, a lifeguard, and a sister. I love swing sets, a cool fall breeze, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I spent 20 years of my life living in Colorado. I love the Rocky Mountains , especially when they are covered in snow. I am a college student studying German Teaching. I hope someday to be a teacher who can be a force for good in the lives of her students. I love to read, and I hope someday I'll have an entire room in my home dedicated to books and a quiet place to read. I have a wonderful family, and an incredibly wonderful extended family, and, even though it gets chaotic, I love it when all 70 or so of us get together.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been the most faithful disciple of Christ. I had a time in high school when my faith was tried and tested. I struggled to muddle through and I felt I existed day to day. Gratefully I had the examples of two wonderful parents as examples of what my life could be like with His influence and guidance. The choice to follow my Savior has been the best choice I ever made. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my Father in heaven loves me, that my Savior died to save me. I know that the Lord knows me by name and He understands the heartbreak I feel, that he rejoices with me when I am happy, and weeps with me when I am sad. I know He has personally atoned for my sins, and that He knows the real me. I know that He wants to be my best friend, that He wants to be involved in every aspect and moment of my life, and that I only have to ask and He will be right by my side, helping me to stand. I know that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church. That it was restored by Jesus Christ through His prophet Joseph Smith Jr. I know the Book of Mormon is true. That the account of the Nephites and the Lamanites found in its pages are historical fact. I know that Mormon, an ancient prophet, abridged the record and wrote it on the plates from which Joseph Smith Jr. translated the book we have today. I know that through this restored gospel we all have the chance to turn back to the Savior and our Father in heaven. I have a testimony of the temple and I know that the ordinances preformed inside its hallowed walls are necessary for salvation and that they bind us, as families, for all eternity. I am SO grateful for the knowledge I have of my Savior, of the Book of Mormon, and that we all have the opportunity to partake of this wonderful gospel.

How I live my faith

I try my best to serve to the best of my ability. The Lord has asked me to watch over some of His flock and I have tried to take that calling to heart. I visit the other sisters in my ward, and I, with a few other sisters, visit those who are struggling. We try to help them know they are loved and missed and that, if they need anything, we are there to help them. I try to live my life in a way my Savior can be proud of.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Katie
We believe that the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and Jesus Christ. We believe the mission of the Holy Ghost is to testify of God the Father and of Jesus Christ. He helps us to know what is true, and to comfort us in times of need. The Holy Ghost is a divine teacher and guide who desires to bless each of us with the knowledge of our Savior. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Katie
There is one man we refer to as the prophet, and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His name is Thomas S. Monson. However, we believe that all of the apostles and other members of the First Presidency are also prophets. The other members of the First Presidency are Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Together the three of them make up the First Presidency, much like Peter, James, and John after Christ's death. Similar to the 12 apostles Christ called during his mortal ministry, we have 12 apostles in our day that we also believe to be prophets. Their names are: Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russel M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffery R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, and Neil L. Anderson. Show more Show less