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Hi I'm Kate Shumway

I was born and raised in Northern Nevada. I love music and couldn't live without books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kate and I'm a Mormon. I'm in college studying to become a music therapist. I'm a traveler, a reader, and a Netflix-binger. I have been called to the Adriatic South Mission, Albanian speaking, and I am beyond excited to share Christ's love and Atonement with those who need it and are searching for truth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church. Growing up, I leaned a lot on my parents' testimonies, not having much experience of my own. I'm not even that old or wise now, but somewhere along the way, I grew my own testimony of this gospel. There is truth everywhere you look, little snippets and snatches in every religion and belief system of the world. But the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this Mormon church, has it all.

How I live my faith

I strive to be a disciple as best I can in the little daily things. I live my faith every time I read my scriptures and pray. I live my faith every time I refrain from saying something harsh or judging someone. I live my faith when I try to be kind to the friendless or serve my family. Is it easy? Not always. But it's worth it, and every time I live my faith, I can feel God's love and a confirmation that what I'm doing is right.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kate Shumway
A testimony, to me at least, is simply what you know and believe. Most people begin with the basics: they believe in God, our Heavenly Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They believe that Christ is our Savior. They believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. You can bear a testimony about anything. For instance, I can bear testimony of the Pythagorean theorem. I know that it works! Just like I know that following God's plan will bring happiness. Show more Show less