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Hi I'm Katie

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I'm a full time student at Arizona State University. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of a kind, as we all are. I am a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I love rainbows, sparkles, unicorns, and cupcakes. I have really wonderful friends that shared the Restored Gospel with me throughout my life and in August of 2011 I decided to act on what I knew was true and was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A year and some months later I put on my own name badge and embarked on an eighteen month mission as a representative of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now, a recently returned missionary, I continue to live and love the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the fullest and I couldn't be happier!

Why I am a Mormon

As I grew up I had a lot of Mormon friends mostly because of the area we lived in. My best friend was Mormon and I spent hours upon hours down the street at her house playing and having a good time. I watched her family for years and was so intrigued by the love they all had for each other. I mean, I knew that my family loved me too but they had something different, something more, something that I wanted. When I was in seventh grade one of the girls in my class gave me my first Book of Mormon. She snuck it into my book bag, actually. It was the very last day of school before summer and the whole classroom was buzzing with laughter and excitement before the bell rang and we could go home. I glanced down at my bag and saw something that wasn't mine. At first I was so confused, I pulled it out thinking, "What in the world? Who put their book in my..." and then as I held it in my hands and got a good look at the title instantly the room went silent in my ears and I felt different, I felt calm. From that day on those feelings I had always stuck in the back of my mind. However, my parents were/are very against it. After I turned eighteen though the decision was ultimately up to me and I was baptized within a matter of weeks. It was the best decision of my life. I have so much love and support from my friends and my ward and received so many blessings because of it. I've never been happier than I am now because I have a personal relationship with God, and with Jesus. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and and cares for me. I know that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to Earth to atone for the sins of all people. And I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel in these latter-days. And to know of these truths is the greatest blessing of all.

How I live my faith

Everyday I live out my faith. I start and end my day with prayer thanking my Heavenly Father for all the blessings I have in my life. I am the only Mormon in my family and they didn't seem to understand why I would put off college to serve a mission but because of my faith in Jesus Christ, I know it was the right thing to do! As a missionary I learned so much about the life of my Savior and how I can develop attributes just like Him. He is perfect, and we too can become perfected in Him. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had, and have, to serve Him everyday. Now, I'm serving on the ASU Institute Council where we plan and execute activities and meetings to bring together all faiths on campus. It's really great to be a part of such a wonderful team of students that all have similar ideas of how to do service and the importance of inclusion. I love it.