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Hi I'm Katie

I am a blonde hair blue eyed sun-loving girl. I love soccer and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a sophomore college student. I am studying to get a degree in Public Relations with a minor in Art History. I love to read and write. In high school I was the yearbook-editor-in-chief, which was what got me involved in media writing. I was also on my varsity soccer team for 3 years. I have refereed soccer the past 5 years. I love art-everything from classical to modern and funky. It is my dream to travel to France and visit the Louvre and the palace of Versailles.

Why I am a Mormon

At first I was a Mormon because both my parents are Mormon. I went to church with my family and was baptized at age 8 (the earliest age you're allowed to be baptized). I guess you could say I "blindly followed". However, during my teenage years I had many struggles that forced me to ask for myself if I really believed in Jesus Christ and the Mormon church. One of the most trying times in my life was when I was a sophomore in high school. Soccer was my life and life was good. I went to school, hung out with friends, played soccer, and slept. And that was how every day was. The summer before my junior year I broke my back at a soccer camp. That was the hardest challenge I'd ever faced in my life. I was miserable. My friends at that time were all soccer teammates and when I wasn't able to play soccer anymore, I lost a lot of friends. They moved on with games and tournaments and I was stuck not being able to do any physical activity. I didn't know how to spend my time and I stayed in my room by myself most days. My parents thought I was depressed. After months of feeling angry that God would let this happen and angry at my "friends" who had abandoned me, I realized something needed to change. I was miserable. So one day I knelt down and cried and prayed to Heavenly Father. I told Him everything that was going wrong and begged for help. My condition wasn't getting any better and nothing I could do would make my back heal faster. After that prayer, I finally felt some peace. I began reading my scriptures and praying again. I was so much happier! I was still unable to play soccer, but I became strong enough to deal with my difficult circumstances. I made new friends who continue to support me. I got involved with new activities that have led me to a career. Looking back I am grateful for this trial because it allowed my beliefs to be tested. I know that God answers prayers and if I do my best, He will make me strong enough to get through any hard thing.

How I live my faith

I have my call to serve as a missionary in the California San Jose Mission. I am scheduled to go to California at the end of July, 2013. I am so excited! I will be serving the people of California and teaching them about the Savior full time for a year and a half. While I'm waiting to leave on this adventure, I have been attending a ward for young single adults. I have been a visiting teaching supervisor. As a visiting teaching supervisor I encouraged girls in my ward to visit other girls in the ward that they are assigned to visit monthly. During visits girls share a quick spiritual message and make sure that whoever they're visiting is ok. Visiting teaching is really awesome because it gives girls the opportunity to make new friends and talk if they're having a problem.