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Hi I'm Kate

I've moved more times than years I've lived. I am a missionary in the Lansing Michigan mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family that everyone thought had no problems, but little did they know what was happening. I have fought to protect my loved ones my whole life. I am now a missionary for the church, having remained apart of the church through thick and thin. I was going to a college that I never thought I would go to, but has been one of the best decisions of my life (I will return there after my mission). My mother is my best friend and all the pain was worth it to have her for my mom. I have often been considered far to zealous and determined for my own good, but it has taken me to heights others thought were not possible. I know what it's like to say I knew and God knew and I could not deny it. Keep holding to the truth. To what you know is right and never let go over the best Father in the world. My Lord is my everything and I would be nothing without him. You can conquer any trial with Him as your guide. Let go and let God.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because this is my Heavenly Father's church. I know that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer and that He accomplished the atonement, because He loves you and me. I know my Heavenly Father lives, that Jesus is the Christ and has His own glorified and resurrected body, and that the Holy Ghost has His own spirit, but they are all one in purpose. This purpose is "...to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39). I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and came to the earth in the 1800's, and accepted the Lord's work. This work restored the Priesthood (the power and authority of God), Christ's church once again to the earth, and access to the saving and enabling grace of Christ's atonement. I know that through the priesthood of God families are sealed for time and all eternity in the holy temple. My family and I have healed and are continuing to heal everyday through applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Gospel has been restored to us through the Book of Mormon. I know that Christ will heal every family that will come unto Him through living this Gospel: faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.I am a Mormon because I know God lives and loves us, Jesus is the Christ, and that the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I am considered to many a tree-hugger. I love the earth and its animals. So I make it a goal to pick up trash everywhere I go. Often people think I work at the places I go. My family gets a kick out of it. I have a tendency to bring home stray pets and find their homes or take care of them at the shelter. I loved being chairman of the service and activities board in my organization. It was more than worth it to prepare activities for college students to get a break from work and school, and to bless those who are running low on food to find renewed hope. Even cards, phone calls, or quick visits mean so much more to others than you might think. I loved doing recreational therapy with a 1 year old boy with spina-bifida or working at the ropes course so that others can overcome there fears and personal problems through therapy. I have loved meeting with different sisters each month in all the many places I have lived. I love working with the disabled and having fun movie nights with them when I get a chance. Although I was worried I would seem like a young whipper-snapper to the widows in our stake boundaries (a large area organized with a certain amount of members) I found that they welcomed the service in their home, we sanded peeling paint, cleaned out all the gutters, and even taught her how to prune her roses for her garden. Then I was honored to organize and complete a special thanksgiving dinner for the widows in our ward (a smaller unit of members within the stake). All of the left over food went to families without food for thanksgiving. But one of my favorites is doing secret Santa every Christmas. The joy I feel as I make pillowcases and blankets or buy and wrap fun presents and necessities can be incomprehensible as I think of the joy on the faces of children and parents on Christmas morning as they open there gifts knowing that God has not forgotten them.