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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a runner, I'm a violinist, I'm an adventurer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Barev Dzez! I was born in Texas and (partially) raised in the United States. Due to my Dad's work, my family and I lived and traveled overseas for a lot of my childhood. The experiences that opportunity afforded me have shaped who I am now, and I am very grateful for them. I am now serving as a missionary to Armenia, and I love it! Before I left, I was a student at a University in Utah pursuing a career in medicine. I love running, being outside, playing the violin, heights, rock-climbing, rappelling, canyoneering, travelling, reading, school and trying new things (can you tell?)!

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful every day for the opportunity to have the gospel in my life. I grew up in a family of strong LDS members, and I'm grateful for the wonderful examples I've had in my live. Having lived in a predominantly Muslim country for three years, and a predominantly Catholic country for four, I've had the chance to be around all sorts of backgrounds. I have gained my testimony for myself and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is the true church. Countless experiences have testified so to me, and I cannot deny what I know to be true. At one point in my life, I began to stray from the path my loving Father in Heaven has shown me, but I quickly realized through some experiences that the direction I was not the right one, and that I would regret the decisions I was making. With the pointed guidance of a caring Seminary teacher, I returned to the path I knew I should be on, and I have not come even close to regretting that decision since. Without the gospel in my life, I know with certainty that I would not have all the opportunities I have laid out before me. My bad choices would have limited my future, and I am infinitely grateful to my Father in Heaven for caring about me enough to bring me back to Him. I know this gospel is true and I testify of that.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving an eighteen-month-long LDS mission in Armenia. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be with these amazing people, and to try to help them in whatever way I am able! Armenia has a rich history and their faith has sustained them through a lot of hardship. I know that what I have, this gospel of Jesus Christ, is the best thing in the world they could possibly find, and I plan on helping them find it! I believe in breaking challenges down and taking them one thing at a time. That's how I became a runner, that's how I became a violinist, and that's how I approach problems in a canyon, on a cliff, and in life. We have been blessed by a loving Heavenly Father who will always help us, as long as we are trying our best.