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Hi I'm Katelyn

I'm a pediatric medical assistant, an avid pinner, a soon to be a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What is most important to me? What is my first priority? I answer those two questions with one simple word... FAMILY. Each and every one of us has been put into families on this earth. I must express my gratitude for being put into the family that I did! There are six of us. My two phenomenal parents that would do anything for anyone. Then the brothers. I am the only girl with three wonderful brothers. One to look up to, one at eye level, and one who is growing like a weed. Just last year my older brother was married to the love of his life in the Timpanogos Temple. Now we are at a solid seven! As a family we love to have fun, and laugh. Let me just say, we are experts at both! My friends are also a huge part of my life. We can do the craziest and most creative things, or just sit there. Either way we are laughing the whole time. I work as a medical assistant in a pediatric office and could not love my job more. I love seeing chubby innocent cheeks every day. There is never a dull moment with those cute kiddos. I love hot chocolate, dancing, photography, skiing, traveling, music, movies, road-trips, working out, Reese's, fuzzy socks, and the beach. I am also one very exited 19-year-old about to leave on a mission to Chile!

Why I am a Mormon

I was privileged of being born into this gospel by an amazing family. They have taught me throughout my life correct gospel principals. When I was eight years old I was baptized and confirmed with the Holy Ghost. I still remember that day so well. Although I was just a child, the spirit that overcame me when I was washed clean was indescribable. In my childish words I recall saying, “ I feel all tingly!” My mom taught me that this “tingly” sensation was the spirit witnessing to me that what I was doing was right and that the church was true. After being baptized, I have never doubted the gospel. But growing up I began to realize there would come a point in my life when my spiritual ventilator (my parents testimonies) wouldn’t be enough. I would have to have a testimony of my own. Through reading the Book of Mormon I have obtained my own testimony and witness of the truth of this gospel. I know it is another testament of Jesus Christ. Throughout my life the Spirit has continued to teach me truth through the same “tingly” happy feeling I experienced at baptism. I can now testify and proudly proclaim that I have my own testimony of this gospel and the happiness it brings. I testify that a true conversion does take work on your part. It is not just a one sided street. When we do our part, the Lord will do his. I am Mormon because of the spirit that has testified to me that this is the TRUE church. This gospel has brought me everything that is wonderful to my life. I know the Lord loves each and every one of us. We are sons and daughters of the most high God! What an incredible knowledge! We can only return through our Savior Jesus Christ. His hands are forever outstretched.

How I live my faith

Everyday I strive to live to be the best I can be. To be a follower and a disciple of Jesus Christ. In Timonthy 4: 12 it says, “…but be thou and example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” I attend church, partake of the sacrament, work to fulfill my callings, pray daily, read and study the Book of Mormon along with other scripture, and attend the temple as much as my schedule permits! In this past general conference the announcement was made by our dear prophet, Thomas S. Monson, that the age for sister missionaries as been lowered down to 19-years-old. As I listened to that announcement my heart I think stopped beating for a few moments. In that moment my life had changed. Being a 19-year-old I could now serve a mission! I could not pass up that opportunity. Just 3 weeks later I received my mission call. It is an exiting time to be in this first wave of younger sister missionaries. I have been called to labor in the beautiful country of Chile. I am filled with excitement, enthusiasm and a deep love for the Chileans already. I have been so blessed in my life with this gospel that I cannot wait to share it with others. For the next 18 months I will be living my faith by serving as a missionary set apart to preach this gospel. The world needs to hear the good news of this gospel! This is the only true church! Each day all we need to do is try our hardest. Sometimes we fall short, but that is the miracle. Our Savior, Redeemer, our eldest brother Jesus Christ suffered in Gethsemane and was lifted up on the cross to make up that difference. I have made mistakes in my life. None of us are perfect. But our Savior is. He can dust of our dirty knees, renew us, and allow us to repent and come unto Him. He has for me. He is our Salvation and the only way in which we can obtain eternal life. That is how I live my faith. I try my hardest to follow my Elder brother’s perfect example.