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Hi I'm Kate Azevedo

I grew up in California. I love to dance, laugh, listen to Morrissey, and eat lasagna. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in sunny California on an almond orchard. I loved my childhood, which was filled with happiness and laughter. Making me laugh is really not a hard thing to do, but I'll love anyone who does. I love enjoying the sunshine, while maybe playing a game of soccer or two. Before my mission, I attended Brigham Young University, in Provo, where I studied finance and accounting. I am currently serving my mission to the AMAZING people of Lisbon, Portugal from June 2013-December 2014.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in California, with two best friends who were members of the church. Growing up around them, I learned a bit about their religion just by attending occasional meetings, or going to activities. I remember attending Girls Camp and learning a bit more about the church, and just LOVING it. I remember finally being at my friend's house when her dad just simply asked me, "want to meet with the missionaries?" That SIMPLE phrase changed everything. I DID meet with the missionaries in December 2008. After learning and gaining a testimony for myself, I made the decision to be baptized on March 7th, 2009, at the age of fifteen. I absolutely LOVE the gospel. It has given me such a greater understanding of who I am, what I am doing, and what I will become. Heavenly Father loves me, and through His gospel, I am able to draw closer to this unconditional love.

How I live my faith

I try live my faith through every aspect of my life. My mom has often referred to me as the "eternal optimist." Because of my eternal prospective, I have been able to live a happier, fuller life. I try to show my faith through my happiness. I am currently a missionary of my church, and I LOVE the opportunity to share my opinion and help others develop their testimonies. I love the gospel. I love spreading the joy that the gospel can bring. I want everyone to be able to experience the great joy that I feel every day because of this amazing gospel.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kate Azevedo
The great thing about our church is that it encourages us to seek what we may wonder. When I was being taught the lessons, the missionaries put a HUGE emphasis on me gaining knowledge of these truths, and not just blindly agreeing. When we follow the commandments, and live so we may feel the Holy Ghost in our lives, then we can pray for answers. If you want to know if the church is true, there's a super easy step to take. Pray about it. Find out for yourself that what you are learning is TRUE. The confirmation you will have will be amazing, and the testimony that is strengthened from this experience will be great, and will be yours! Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kate Azevedo
I've been asked this question MANY times over the last six months. After telling my family, none of whom are members of the church, that I wanted to serve a mission this was often the question, "Why?" I think of this answer kind of like the first time you learned multiplication in school. I remember, I was in second grade when I learned multiplication and BOY was I excited. No longer did I have to write out "eight" eight times just to add it up. I could go 8*8 and understand. I love math and I wanted all my friends to see what I could now do. Multiplication made everything easier. I wanted this help for my friends, so I went out and I shared it. I taught them it so we could all have fun doing it together. Maybe you aren't a math person, but you can still see what I mean, maybe you were the first one who knew how to throw a spiral or do a backflip. Either way, you had something GREAT that you wanted to share with others. To me, the GOSPEL is my multiplication. I love the gospel. It makes my life easier. I want to share my joy with others. Missionaries proselyte so THEY can share their multiplication, the great joy in their life. Show more Show less