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Hi I'm Kait Urmston

I´m an art major, javelin thrower, sister missionary, and I´m a Mormon.

About Me

Currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Before my mission, I was one of what seemed like MILLIONS of college students concerned about what I´d be eating for my next meal, wondering when and if school would ever end! I absolutely love love love sports and competition. I had the incredible privilege of being a member of the track team at the university I attended, and my chosen event was the Javelin. It's mostly the challenge of throwing that draws me to the sport; it's so technical and there is always room to be improving. Once I get home from my mission I´ll pick up where I left off as an art student with an emphasis in graphic design. Although I'm not sure where I want to go with it. For most of my life I've lived in small towns, so some of my other hobbies include horseback riding (mostly western pleasure and reigning), camping, hiking... Basically anything that involves being outside!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon my entire life. My grandparents were converts, and I consider myself lucky to have been born into the family that have. Growing up in the church I always believed when my parents and leaders told me they had testimonies of the truthfulness of the gospel. I suppose the easiest way to say it is that I believed that they believed. It wasn't until the end of my senior year in high school that I thought "Maybe I should actually figure this out..." Unfortunately, I didn't act on that thought. It was fall of my Freshman year of college that cemented my faith and testimony of the Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Where I grew up, it seemed like everyone was LDS, so when I went off to college I was not ready to be bombarded with questions from non-members. After my initial shock at being surrounded by non-members, I realized how limited my knowledge of the gospel really was! It was then that I made the decision to read the Book of Mormon for myself; not for my parents, not for my bishop or my seminary teachers, just for me. So I read. And I read and I read and I read. And when I finished I prayed -seriously with all the energy of my soul- to know if what I had read was true. I was overcome with the most incredible feeling of warmth and peace and comfort; they were such powerful feelings, it seemed like the past 18 years of my life I had never even experienced them until that moment! That's what sealed the deal! I knew and still know that the Book of Mormon truly contains the words of a loving Heavenly Father as delivered by His Son, and our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I know that because the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he did exactly what he said he did: translated the Book of Mormon, restored the Priesthood of God to the earth, and established the church of Jesus Christ, to teach the world how to return to our Father; a church that I will always be proud to be a member of.

How I live my faith

Right now my life is truly dedicated to living my faith. I´ll be sharing the gospel for 18 months among the people of Argentina. Living my faith is all about acting on the testimony that I have. Everyone can gain a testimony of the gospel, but it´s what we choose to do with that testimony that matters. We have to make the decision to come closer to Christ. We need to act on the faith that we gain and the knowledge that we develop. That´s why I´m on a mission. I want everyone to have the opportunity to hear the great news of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and invite them to come unto him with full purpose of heart.