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Hi I'm Katherine Stennett

I grew up in Hawaii. I play the violin and am currently serving a mission in Louisiana.

About Me

I was born in Utah but when I was four my parents took me and my five brothers to Hawaii for "vacation". We ended up extending our vacation for 15 years. I hope to extend it for another 80. I grew up in a patch of jungle up the road from the beach. My mom homeschooled us and for P.E. my dad coached us in beach volleyball. I grew up going to church every Sunday and playing my violin every day. I love music and I love chocolate milkshakes.

Why I am a Mormon

Most everyone in life wants two things: Happiness and love. As a Mormon I feel a fulness of both. It is lasting and satisfying. Many seek for happiness and love in many places and they can find it, but it isn't as lasting and satisfying as it could be if they fully lived the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That's what Mormons teach and that's what they live. They "rejoice in Christ" and strive to follow his example and teachings. Jesus once said: "If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." I apply that to my life. I know the things he taught, I know the things he did, and I strive to "do them". As a promised result, I am happy when I do. And I am unhappy when I don't. It's quite simple. When I live the gospel I am also filled with incredible love for everyone, including myself. God is love. Living the gospel brings you closer to God and the closer you get to God, the more you are filled with love. It's simple. I'm a Mormon because most everyone in life wants two things: happiness and love. I want those things no less than anyone else and I've come to find that the most lasting and satisfying happiness and love come from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the foundation of the Mormon religion.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving. My faith, the Mormon religion, is rooted in Jesus Christ. He taught that love is the greatest commandment. He also taught, "If ye love me, keep my commandments" and "inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." When we keep his commandments and when we serve others we show our love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know for me personally it's not enough for someone to just say that they love me. They have to express it through their actions as well as their words in order for me to feel it. It's the same way with God. I can't just say I love him. I have to show it. I live my faith by loving and I show my love by keeping his commandments and loving the people around me.

What is being a Mormon like?

Katherine Stennett
Everyone in life experiences trials and hard things. When you're a Mormon you can face those with confidance and optimism because you know there is a plan. The plan is the Plan of Happiness. What is it like being a Mormon? It's happy. Because you know exactly who you are--a child of God. You know exactly where you came from--Heavenly Father's presence. You know exactly why you're here--to make the right decisions in order to return back to Heavenly Father and live with your family forever and you know exactly where you could go based on those decisions you made--back to Heavenly Father's presence or not back to his presence. It's your choice. What is it like being a Mormon? It's happy because it tells you exactly what you need to do to be happy. Just follow the Plan of Happiness! Show more Show less