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Hi I'm Katelyn!

I have grown up in the beautiful city of Salt Lake. I am about to serve a mission in Japan, Fukuoka. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always wondered what it would be like to have not grown up in Utah. Here I have always been surrounded by members of the church, and never faced any serious trials of my faith. Until about three years ago. It was then that I had to ask myself what I suppose every member of the church has to ask themselves at one point or another.."Do I really have a testimony of this?" The only way to find out if I did, was to read the Book of Mormon.. from front to back, and ask in faith. I did. And now know for myself that it is true. Everything I do now revolves around the Gospel, and I wouldn't have it any other way! I LOVE being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

What a beautiful Church I am a part of!!! I am a MORMON because the spirit has testified to me time and time again that this really is God's kingdom upon the earth. If I hadn't received that witness I wouldn't be a member. It's as simple as that. I am a Mormon because I know that this church is a LIVING church. It is the church of Jesus Christ. He ultimately leads it. I am a Mormon because as a whole, we don't just EXPECT people to conform to our beliefs. We have the Book of Mormon, and have always preached "READ IT FOR YOURSELF. ASK GOD. HE WILL TELL YOU." The most beautiful and best thing about being a Mormon is.. I don't have to feel insecure about being a Mormon. :) I have a testimony that's been given to me straight from God!! How incredible is that?? Who can dispute that? Nobody. A testimony of truth, which I possess, is the greatest possession I will ever own in my life. I don't have to convince you that this is true, nor do I have the desire to do so. What I can do, is simply invite you to find out for yourself, and then give you a promise that you CAN know. That is powerful. I am a Mormon because I am a part of something that believes whole heartedly in AGENCY. It's beautiful. It's true. It's of God.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life by one motto, and one motto only..."Be an example. At all times." I live my faith by reaching out to those who are different from me. In my short 20 years of living, God has so deeply impressed upon my heart the significance of being an example. Not just in baring my testimony vocally, but by simply the way I live. It has a greater influence and impact than anything else in the world. You never know who is watching, observing, and being affected by the words or actions you say and do. I have had the opportunity to have various church callings, and the best way to allow the spirit to testify that this work is true is to be kind and loving to ALL men. People will see that, and want to be a part of something that stands for nothing but love. The Savior was our greatest example of this. My greatest testimony is that the Book of Mormon is true, that the Savior restored his Gospel through Joseph Smith, and that the Atonement has the power to change our very natures. Faith precedes miracles, and all things can be accomplished through it. I know that. No greater joy has come to me than from knowing the TRUE character of God. He has a body of flesh and bones..is glorified..merciful..forgiving..and loving. He's My Father. Wow. Incredible.