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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Washington State. I love the rain, green trees, and all things outdoors. I go to BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Provo, Utah to two BYU students, but I grew up in Washington State. I am the oldest of 4 children. I have three little brothers. I am currently studying English Teaching. I love reading and that is why I chose to be an English Major. My favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but I am also a Jane Austen devotee and Harry Potter fan. I am minoring in Italian and I LOVE all things Italy. In the fall of 2013 I went on a study abroad to Siena, Italy. I learned a ton about myself, the Italian culture, and my Heavenly Father. I also picked up a love for Bucatini all'Amatriciana and 20 extra pounds. As a Washingtonian most of my hobbies involve things outside. I love hiking, canoeing, and boating. I'm a pretty typical twenty something, but I have chosen to put that on hold and serve a mission. I will be serving in the Italy Rome Mission until the beginning of 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the gospel embodied by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints is true. As a lifelong member my testimony did not come in one dramatic moment, but in a lifetime of thoughtful pondering and of following the teachings. In John 7:17 we are told that "if any man will do his will, shall know of the doctrine." As I have lived the teachings of the LDS church I have come to know that they are true. When I follow the teachings given in the scriptures and from our modern prophets I feel peace and purpose in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in my local young single adults' ward every week. I have had many callings in my wards. I've been in charge of planning activities and in charge of friendship within the ward. Right now I am serving as a full time missionary. This means spending every waking moment of my day inviting others to come unto Christ. It's fun and fulfilling for me.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are central to Heavenly Father's plan. They bring us joy, security, and comfort in this life and it is with them that we can achieve eternal salvation. We believe that our families can be together forever when sealed by proper authority in an LDS temple. Show more Show less