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Hi I'm Kaitlynn

I grew up in Northern Utah. I just completed my first year at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my freshman year at college where I want to study Art History and Curatorial Studies. I've always been interested in art and history, so I thought I'd study what I love. I'm no expert at art but I plan to be someday. I love to read and can spend hours lost in a book. I come from a large family and am the youngest. All of my siblings are married, leaving me the only one not married. I have six nephews and one niece.

Why I am a Mormon

I was adopted when I was about four and a half by an LDS family. I learned the way they lived their lives - going to Church every Sunday, going to other activities during the week, reading the scriptures, and a lot of praying and it was easy to undertake these habits myself. When I was eight, my parents asked me if I wanted to be baptized into the Church and I had no reason not to. I hadn't yet developed my own faith of the Church, but I knew baptism was what my parents expected me to do. When I was about eleven, or maybe older, the President of the Church challenged the members to read the Book of Mormon in a year. Again, I knew that I was supposed to do that. But then, because it was the first time I ever read it by myself, I started to notice things I hadn't before and I started to enjoy it. I understood more of the stories and the messages the Book of Mormon was giving. It was after I had read it by myself and hadn't done it because I was supposed to or because it was a chore, but because I actually wanted to, I realized I had developed my own testimony of the Book of Mormon. I knew it was too complex for one person to write as a gimmick. It was too deep for someone to just spout out stories he had made up. I knew if the Book of Mormon was true, everything else about the Church was. I didn't desire to live as a Mormon because I had been adopted into an LDS family and that was just the way they lived, but rather I wanted to truly be a Mormon because I knew there was no other way to live for me.

How I live my faith

In my ward at college, my calling in the Church was to help organize activities, mainly crafts, for the women in the ward. We had a lot of fun and got to be creative. We also did a lot of service projects, such as making quilts.