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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a small town girl living in the big apple. I love science, laughing, and making the most out of life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I want to be a physician someday, maybe a surgeon. I don't know, I've still got time. This means I'm going to be in school for the rest of my life, but the only thing I'm good at is being a student, so why not? I'm also studying Biological Engineering. As much as I tried to fight it, engineering chose me through the family legacy, but my mind has been stretched and done amazing things through that choice. However, as of right now, I'm a Mormon missionary and it's one of the best desicions I have ever made in my entire life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. The chapel was never more than five minutes away. I used my parents testimony as I grew up and that sufficed for me. I didn't have a desire to find a testimony for myself until I was in high school where I didn't want to use my parents anymore. My true conversion came gradually; it was never a big event like some people have. I slowly came to know that the church really was true and that God loved me and that the Savior does know who I am and knows what it's like to be me. President Monson is a latter-day prophet and God talks to us through him all the time. Without this relationship with my God, I would not be on a mission right now and I know that He hears my prayers and answers them through His prophets and apostles. The Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ and that Joseph Smith couldn't have translated in on his own.

How I live my faith

Since I've been a pianist for most of my life, I have been a ward organist for both my home ward and young single adult (YSA) ward. I also subbed as ward choir pianist several times too. I love to accompany singers. Sometimes I went to YSA activities, but it was way more fun to go to home ward events with my mom.

What is being a Mormon like?

It's so great! I have never felt resticted, but more free because an LDS lifestyle protects you from the worlds trials and heartbreaks. This doesn't mean that you are entirely immune from them, but it surely doesn't hurt to know that God will help you through anything that the world throws at you. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

It depends. As priesthood holders, the boys are expected to serve a mission, but that doesn't mean that they are excommunicated if they don't. The minimum age to serve is 18 now, but that doesn't mean that they have to serve at 18, they can serve at 19 or 20 up to 25, just as long as they get there. It's doesn't benefit anyone of an Elder or Sister serves a mission when they are not ready. The girls can now serve at 19, which means there are a lot more Sisters in the field since many got married before the previous age minimum of 21. The Sisters aren't expected to serve, but if they receive a prompting from the Spirit that they should serve, then they are welcomed with open arms to the field. Show more Show less