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Hi I'm Kaitlyn

I grew up with the gospel in my life always. I've been homeschooled since 7th grade and graduated early. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been a member of the church. Both of my parents are converts, and so I'm really grateful that they brought our family into the church and that I was born into this amazing gospel. I love to read, write, draw, sing, play the piano, dance, spend time with family and friends, and spend time outdoors when the weather is nice. I've been homeschooled since I was in the seventh grade, and only went to junior high for about 7 months before my mother pulled me out of school to start the whole "homeschooling" process. I have a lot of friends now that are homeschooled and I feel like I can really relate to them now on a personal level and that homeschooling has helped me a lot. It helped me to graduate high school almost 2 years early and I will be attending cosmetology school (hair and makeup) in the Fall of this year. The church has always been SO important to me and a big part of my life that I couldn't imagine not sharing the gospel with anyone. The temple is one of my favorite places to be and I love going there whenever I possibly can, even though the closest one is an hour away. I love my family, friends, Heavenly Father and Savior with all my heart and beyond comprehension.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this is the only true church. I believe that Christ died for our sins and truly loves us and IS our brother in Heaven. I believe that we will have the opportunity to return to Heaven after death and live with our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior. When Jesus came to earth, He came with a purpose. He loved us enough to fulfill His promise and to die for our sins. Living the atonement means "at one with God." If we are then we can truly make it far in life. Thomas S. Monson is our true prophet today. I know this without question. Without him, the teachings and the words spoken through him would most likely be a mystery. I know that through repentance and prayer that Heavenly Father can forgive us. We can recognize our faults and make a promise unto Him that we won't do it again. I know that God has forgiven me. I know He'll forgive me in the future. He has provided us with the true church through the prophet Joseph Smith. I love my Savior. I love my Father in Heaven. I go to seminary each morning for a purpose. I know that God watches over us and will protect us always. He loves us. He presented us with this plan in the premortal life, and everyone who is here on earth today went along with His "Plan of Salvation". When Joseph Smith wanted to know which church to join, he came across this scripture. So he went and prayed. He witnessed. And he knew it was true. When the second coming comes, or when we are judged after death, I'm hoping those who didn't accept the gospel here on earth will come to know it and accept it in Heaven. I know Joseph Smith was the first prophet of God. I'm blessed with a wonderful family and friends. I couldn't have asked for a better family that supports me and allows me to grow up in the church by raising me in it and growing into it with me. I'm so thankful for the temples, the church, the gospel, and everything that is yet to come in our lives. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I attend seminary every day. I will admit, when I was a freshman in high school and first starting out seminary, I was not sure how this was going to go. Getting up early is never something I have been particularly good at, so when I heard I would have to be at the church every day at 6:05 am for class, I was unsure. Now I am in my third year of seminary, and nothing makes me happier than having the opportunity to go every morning. It is such a productive way to start each of my days, and starting my days off that way just leaves me in a better mood being around the youth in my ward that share my beliefs and I can connect with on that emotional and spiritual level. We're all there for two reasons: 1. To gain a fuller knowledge of this restored gospel here on earth and 2. To get to know our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. Also, going to church each Sunday. I'm the ward sacrament chorister, so this has been such an amazing experience for me being in sacrament each Sunday. Being only a junior in high school, I never would have imagined they would pick ME for this calling, especially when I am so inexperienced in the field! I know that this calling is truly from God though, and I was not just picked by mere "coincidence." Being up there every Sunday and leading the congregation as we sing glorious hymns of praise, I survey the chapel and see everyone I have grown up with. They are my family. They have taken a huge part in molding me into the young woman that I am today. I couldn't imagine not having the church in my life.