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Hi I'm Katelyn Wakefield

I am a sister, daughter, friend and missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've only been alive for a short 20 years, but in that little time I have had some big lessons taught to me. My dad is a military guy, so I guess I could say I was a military brat. Moving so much has taught me that you have to be a good friend to get a good friend, home is not based off location rather it's being with your family, and that if you don't stand up for what you believe in you'll fall for anything. So much of my life I have focused on being physically healthy. Gymnastics was a pretty big portion of my life for a long time, until I broke both my feet during practice one day my senior year of high school. At first I was depressed, but it taught me that I didn't have to do gymnastics to be happy and healthy. I now enjoy exercise in so many different forms! Running is by far my favorite stress-reliever. Gymnastics is what gave me my passion to be physically fit and has driven me to do things I've never expected to do. Now I am a poor college student trying to figure things out for myself. That is until January 23rd, 2013. On that date for 18 months I will be dedicating 18 straight and solid months to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. College life and the friends I have here are my favorite, but I am excited to start something I have never done. Going out of my comfort zone isn't my favorite thing, but I've noticed that in order to become someone better than I am now, I have to be uncomfortable for just a minute. It's always worth it though!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? Because I have no idea where I would be without this church! Everything I have is a blessing I have been given from God. I have a family that no matter what bad things happen, I know we can be together for all eternity. That is by far the greatest blessing I have. I am Mormon because I am a better person because of what I have been taught in this church. Because I know I am so much happier now than I would ever be without it. I will continue to be Mormon because I don't want to know what I would be if I wasn't. There's a saying that I've heard a lot of people say, "If it's not broken don't try to fix it". I know that there is no other way to be as happy as I am now because I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of course I have my trials and have experienced lots of adversity in my life, but I make it through those things. I know Jesus Christ has felt everything I have felt and will feel. He is the only person who can say He knows how I feel. Having Him by my side makes every trial a little easier to bear. Being Mormon has taught me how to see the good in every situation and every person. I am Mormon because I owe everything I have to Jesus Christ and His church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in so many ways. I am a sister, daughter and friend. To be all of those things requires patience, love, humility, faith and so much more. I have learned all of those attributes from my Savior. Going to college was a huge leap of faith. For a while I relied so much on my parents' testimonies of the Church, but when you go out on you're own you have to decide for yourself if those things are true. I live my faith by doing the things I was taught in primary; reading my scriptures, praying, fasting, going to church every Sunday. By doing those things, I have come to know for myself that this church is true, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that we have a true and living prophet on the earth today, President Thomas S. Monson. I have chosen to serve a mission because I want others to feel the joy and happiness I feel because of this gospel. I want everyone to have the opportunity to have an eternal family like mine. This is how I am living my faith. Many people would say it's a huge sacrifice to leave college behind for 18 months and all that I have here. To me, it's not really a sacrifice when the rewards far outweigh the risks.