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Hi I'm Katie

I see the beauty around me, and I take life one day at a time. I'm a writer, a dreamer, a designer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication, and I have three internships under my belt. I didn't think I wanted to serve as a missionary for my church, but, as stubborn as I can be, my Heavenly Father convinced me to go. I've been serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tempe, Arizona mission, since March 2014. I'm excited to serve the Lord and to share the joy of the gospel. What will I do for the rest of my life? I believe my mission in life is to write. Despite the media's bad reputation, I want to bring truth to the world through my writing. But I write more than just facts. I try to paint pictures with my words, to observe and to create. I live to love life, and I try to be happy, no matter where I live. Writing isn't my only passion though. I love singing, playing guitar and piano, cooking, and watching movies.I also like graphic and web design. If I could live anywhere, it would be Ireland. While at college, I took a study abroad trip to the British Isles, and I loved Ireland the most. I loved the green hills laced with ancient stone walls and structures. I hope to go back there someday.

Why I am a Mormon

It's true that I'm a second generation member, but I have a strong testimony that I've gained through my own trials and experiences. I've made mistakes in my life, and although I regret those mistakes, they presented a chance to see what life is like without God's presence in my life. And my experiences gave me a chance to learn, ponder and decide on my own to embrace the gospel of Christ and his Atonement. Through my experiences, I found happiness nowhere else; I found peace nowhere else. I came to Christ and let Him heal and change me, and I've never looked back. But I'm still not perfect and won't be in this life. As I've learned and I hope you will learn, this mortal test isn't about what we do: it's about what we become.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trusting in God and his plan for me. I know that as long as I do what's right, My Heavenly Father with always protect me and provide for me. I just live life one step at a time, and trust God to guide me. I also live my faith by focusing on Jesus Christ first. I've tried to support myself; I've tried to stay righteous and happy on my own. But I keep learning that I am nothing without my Savior. He is the source of all light, goodness and happiness in my life, and it's hard to get my other priorities in line without first focusing on Him.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Katie
We believe that Jesus Christ chooses our prophet because He is the head of our church. When it's time to choose a new prophet, there has never been a debate. Church leaders receive inspiration from God, and we know it's inspiration because they all get the same answer. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Katie
We believe that Christ is merciful and wants to give every individual a chance to accept His gospel. Baptism for the dead is simply being baptized in the place of an individual who is deceased. One misconception is that the dead person is now forced to be a Mormon, but that's not true. We believe the individual is taught the gospel in the spirit world and can accept or decline the baptism. We believe all people have agency, the ability to make decisions and act how they choose, whether they are alive in this life or in the next. Show more Show less