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Hi I'm Katie Bellows

I'm a student at Brigham Young University. I'm going on a mission to Japan. I'm 19. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at BYU still trying to figure out my course of study. I love the great outdoors, humor, words, and spontaneous fun. I love to sing at the top of my lungs, beat my siblings at our favorite board games, and think up incredible stories to tell.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of LDS parents who taught me the gospel truths they loved and knew to be true. I grew up attending church meetings, youth nights, and other special activities. So, when I started high school, my parents--and I--automatically assumed that early-morning seminary (a gospel-study class for high school students) would be part of my routine as well. But as I began attending, I realized that waking up at 5 a.m. five days a week was a lot of work for something I just assumed was true. I wanted to KNOW if this church and its teachings were true. And the way to find out was to read the Book of Mormon. So I did. Five months later, when I finished, I knelt to pray about it. And as I did, I remembered how much I had changed in the last five months. I had become kinder to my siblings, more obedient to my parents, more sincere with my friends, more honest with my teachers, and closer to Christ. You don't have to wait as long as I did before praying about the Book of Mormon or do exactly as I did. But I know that if you read and pray about the Book of Mormon and really desire to know and act upon your answer, then you will receive a witness from God of its truthfulness. I did. And that's why I'm a Mormon: because I know that it's true.

How I live my faith

My faith is a daily part of my life. It affects what I say, what I do, what I listen to, what I read, and how I treat others. Much of my time on Sundays is spent as a nursery worker (teaching and playing with one- and two-year-olds so their parents can attend Sunday School). I love teaching those children about Jesus and how much He loves them and how He will never fail them--and I can't wait to share that message with those I will serve on my mission in Japan. That is the most important way I live my faith: by accepting Jesus as my Savior and striving to be more like Him--and then sharing that message with others, so that they can partake of the joy and love and belonging that only comes through His gospel.