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Hi I'm Kaitlyn

I am currently a student at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Vancouver, Washington but moved to Utah at the age of 9 and have lived there ever since. I grew up playing soccer all my life and have absolutely loved it. In high school I also found that track too was the love of my life. Throughout high school I continued in both track and soccer, and also messed around with any other sport available. I love sports. I love doing basically anything outside from running, to hiking, to boating, to camping. I just finished my first year at BYU in April, and I am heading on a mission to Argentina on June 5. I absolutely love spending time with my family and friends. They both mean the world to me! I am the youngest of 4 and the only unmarried one left in the family, so things never get boring. I couldn't have asked for anything more in my family! I'm 19 years old, living young and loving life, and I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. Growing up going to church was just something that I did. I went because my parents taught us that that was what we did on a Sunday's. I never thought about it as being a choice, but rather something that everybody did. As I got older and began to understand that religion is a choice, I began thinking about what I thought of this church. I continued going to church just because I thought it was the right thing to do, but slowly that turned into an assurance that it was the right thing to do. For many years I had a borrowed testimony from my parents and leaders that this was the true church. Little by little I began gaining my own testimony of the principles of this church. First it was prayer, then the prophets, then the Book of Mormon, and so on. It was just in the past year or two that I have distinguished that I really do know for myself that this is the true church. I have no question about it. It wasn't one distinct time that made me come to this realization, but many small experiences that led up to my confirmation. Now I truly know it with all my heart and I would never give it up for anything. I can see the happiness that radiates from others with this knowledge, and I want to share that happiness with people around this world. That is why I have decided to serve a mission at this time. I cannot wait to go out and share this wonderful gospel with the sweet people of Argentina! It will be the greatest blessing for me and many others, and I cannot wait to experience this. I love this church and I know that it's the one and only true church. I am so grateful that Joseph Smith restored it to this Earth. I am grating for my loving Heavenly Father that sent down His only begotten Son. I am so grateful that Christ was able to atone for our sins so that we can someday make it back to our Father in Heaven. I'm grateful for our living Prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. I am beyond grateful for this Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving every second of participation I have in the church. I've been blessed all my life with great ward leaders and friends. Church and church activities have been something that I have loved participating in since the day I can remember. I was born a Mormon, and have practiced it's teachings all of my life. At BYU I had the opportunity of recognizing the importance of fulfilling a calling. It was so frustrating when others would not follow through with their callings, because it made it so much harder on everybody else. I was an activities leader, which really gave me respect for those who have set up activities in my younger years. It's a lot of hard work, but when things turn out good it's worth all of it. I also had a duty to follow through with visiting teaching. Just visiting these girls once a month strengthened bonds between us. I felt like the message was only a small part of its importance, as the visit itself brought a terrific time. I would choose no other way then to live my faith in this wonderful gospel.