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Hi I'm Kate

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in Carlsbad, California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Chicago and moved to all sorts of places when I was young because my dad was in the Navy. When my family finally settled down in Lindon, Utah I went to high school and played lacrosse and tennis. I worked at various jobs during high school and studied hard to get good grades so that I would be able to pay for college. I have been at college for the last year and a half studying Neuroscience. I do research with one of my professors and have enjoyed that experience and learned a lot. Although I have found both the research and the Neuroscience Major very interesting, I am contemplating switching to a Business Major. I have worked as a Sales Representative at a business for the last year and as a result I am starting to become more interested in that field and see more career possibilities there. I have put both my school and work on hold for a year and a half though to serve a full time mission for my church. I ove this opportunity to be able to share the truth of this gospel with those in my mission area and grow closer to God. Being here in California serving is the best thing that has ever happened to me. This is my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Mormon because this gospel brings so much happiness into my life and I know that it will continue to do so throughout my life and even after death as long as I live the commandments. There have been times that I have had questions that I could not find answers to, but I have stayed grounded in the gospel because I can feel the truth of it through the Spirit. I cannot fully explain the gospel by intellect, but by faith. God loves us all and we must trust in Him. I have a testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the literal restoration of the gospel that was on the earth during the life of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith in actuality did see both God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ- that through their guidance and the guidance of the Spirit he was able to translate the plates that are now The Book of Mormon. I know that the principles taught in The Book of Mormon testify of Christ. As I have read it I have felt of it's divinity and I know that anyone who picks it up and reads it with an open mind and heart can also receive an answer from God of it's truthfulness. I know that God loves all of us and still talks to us through prophets. I find strength daily through the words written by the prophets in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and also our living day prophet.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an everyday commitment. It is a part of who I am. On an every day basis I live my faith by keeping God in my thoughts and life. I do this by reading The Book of Mormon, praying daily, and most importantly trying my best to live a good life by holding Jesus Christ as my example. As a missionary I bear testimony of the truthfulness of this church and of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am humbled to represent Him, as I know that I have many faults, but am so excited to be able to help others find strength, peace, and happiness through a closer relationship to Jesus Christ.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

In our church we have twelve apostles because that this the way it was when Christ was on the earth, and our church is the literal restoration of the gospel that was here during Christ's ministry. The church is built upon the foundation of the twelve apostles and their leadership is vital to the strength of the church. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being Mormon is a lot like being any other person, except that I have this wonderful organization and faith to support me, and a knowledge that God loves me. I feel that I am not limited by my religion, but that it helps me in all aspects of my life. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Because they want to share the happiness that they with everyone. We serve so that others can have a closer relationship with God and find the peace that accompanies it. Show more Show less