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Hi I'm Katy

I love the rain. I have been called as a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a feisty, overbooked, adrenaline seeking, nerd! I love to learn and I love trying new things. I love food. Peanut butter is the best thing to ever be put in a jar. Being outdoors, rain or shine, is magical. I love to hike, climb, repel, camp, you name it and I'm there! I also love sweet and sour anything. I am third year university student but am currently preparing to serve a mission in Vina del Mar, Chile! I am technically a Communications major (subject to change) with a double minor, one in psychology and one in equestrian studies. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ with all of my heart and could not be more excited to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile!

Why I am a Mormon

There is so much truth in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon says it all. It is a precious gift, given to us by the Savior. It's pages bring comfort, peace, guidance and hope. It will liven our vision of our perfect friend-- our Savior and Redeemer. My heart is so full in speaking about the Gospel, that I cannot possibly get all of my feelings out on paper. The atonement of Jesus Christ is the ultimate gift and I know he is always there to help him, all we must do is ask and he will let us know of his love. The Atonement provided us with eternal life. All of us are imperfect and in no way deserve the love that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ give to us everyday but that is the beauty of it all-- they know all of our imperfections, our weaknesses and our strengths, our secrets and our doings... they love each and every one of us, big or small, green or blue, troubled or happy-- they love each one of us unconditionally.

How I live my faith

I love teaching the youth in our church, especially the children. There is so much innocence in youth and as a teacher I have the opportunity to provide a foundation for future accountability. I have the great opportunity to teach basic principles that embody our religion such as, the love of Jesus Christ, repentance and faith. Whether it be compassionate service, leadership positions or teaching positions, I have loved every second of my service in the church. I may be young but because of the impact my own teachers have had on me, I have learned the importance of service and I have come to love it with all of my heart. Currently, I am serving as a missionary. I will have a great opportunity to serve and to teach the Chilean people about the great peace that is found in the Gospel. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a small part of the most joyous and humbling experience in this life; conversion. As King Lamoni's heart was turned to God as Ammon taught the Lamanite people, Ammon was a witness to the power to the spirit and the influence that the words of our Lord and Savior can have on the heart and soul. Words cannot express the desire that I have to share this gift with those who have not yet recieved it.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is one of my favorite subjects. It means so much to me because Grace is the love of our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. One may ask what is meant by 'after all we can do'-- that phrase includes extending our best effort; it includes living the commandments of God; it includes loving the people around us and loving those who wrong us and consider us their enemy. By grace, the Savior gave us the ultimate gift-- Eternal life. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may attain immortality. By grace, we obtain the spiritual strength to do the works that otherwise, we could not do. Grace is love and it is given to us because of the love that it embodies. Show more Show less