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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a violinist. I'm a teacher. I'm a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior in college, studying Music Education and Violin Performance. I teach private and group violin lessons and general music classes. I look forward to being a school orchestra teacher some day! Teaching and music are two of my greatest passions in life, so teaching music is one of my favorite things to do! I also really love running and dancing. I recently got married in the temple to a wonderful man! I enjoy spending time with my husband, reading old letters, watching movies, or playing games. We love the outdoors and working out together. We also loving spending time with our families.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family and raised in the church. When I was a young teenager, I decided to read the Book of Mormon for myself, attend Especially For Youth (a church summer camp), and attend seminary in order to learn more about my own religion and figure out for myself if it is true. The amazing experiences that summer and the things I learned in seminary all taught me to be more confident in myself and to turn to the Lord to find happiness and purpose in life. As I read the Book of Mormon and prayed more intently, I felt Heavenly Father guiding me to make good decisions through the Holy Ghost. And after I finished the book, I knelt and prayed and asked my Heavenly Father to know for myself if these things were true. I didn't have any grandiose revelation, but I felt a quiet peace in my heart, confirming that these things were true. As I have continued into adulthood, I have found much happiness through living the gospel. When I am regularly praying, studying scriptures, and attending church, I feel more happiness and peace in my life than when I do not. I am learning how far-reaching and infinite Christ's atonement is, and how we can turn to Him in any trial, pain, or affliction. The truths found in Christ's gospel give me purpose and direction in life, help me to remember the big picture, the eternal perspective, and pushes me to do my best and always strive to be a better person. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church and institute (classes that teach the scriptures), fulfilling my callings in the church, and regularly studying the scriptures and praying. My most important calling right now is as a Visiting Teacher. I love visiting and befriending these women I have been given to visit at least once a month. I love the Visiting and Home Teaching program because it is a way for us to stay connected with those around us and be aware of any needs that I, or other members, can help fulfill. My husband and I are striving to build a home centered in Christ. We read scriptures and pray together daily, attend church together, hang pictures of Christ or other things that are beautiful and inspirational around our home, and have a Family Home Evening lesson every Monday night. We also attend the temple once a month, and enjoy the blessings of peace and guidance it brings. We strive to establish good habits that will keep us close to the Lord and make our home a happy one. I also believe that living my faith includes treating people around me with kindness and respect. I have learned to love people, regardless of the ethnicity, background, beliefs, or lifestyle. Everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated as such, and I try to look for ways to show kindness or give service to others around me.

Are Mormons Christians?

We are absolutely Christians! The full name of our church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Our church is centered around Christ and His teachings, and we believe that through Him, we can be redeemed and live a full, happy, and righteous life. Show more Show less