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Hi I'm Katy Whitney

My parents taught me to love the outdoors and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a student first, and a instructor second. I love to play and get paid to do so! I have taught snowboarding in Park City Utah for a couple winters and loved every second of it. I love camping with friends and family. I love all kinda of music, I listen to Irish Pub, dubstep, Country, Classic Rock, Alternative, Bluegrass and Reggae. I like to hike and go for runs with just me and the dog. I love to play rugby, I have learned a lot from playing on the team. I have friends and parents who love me no matter what I do. I love the country, I love to drive out in the middle of no where with friends and watch movies in the bed of the truck. haha! I like to live spontaneously, and do things that remind me I'm alive, for example I made my mom come skydiving with me right after I graduated. ha! thanks mom. I love big dogs, the snow. If I could have all the money I needed to live a perfect life I would spend it all of four wheelers, ski boats and snowboarding equipment oh and a cow or two. I wanna play, and someday I plan to have kids of my own and teach them to have a good time too. I have two sisters and 1 nephew. My parents have become my best friends sense I've been away from home. My favorite movie is Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized Mormon when I was 8 years old. I choose to continue to keep my baptismal covenants and remain a member of the church today because when i live the teachings and these principles, I feel better about who I am and my confidence and testimony is strengthened and it just creates a snowball effect. I know who I am, I know that I can repent and do better tomorrow. This church teaches us all to learn every change we get. I feel enlightened when I keep God involved in my life and the decisions I make, and this doctrine teaches us to continually pray to know when we are unsure. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints because It teaches me to improve. I believe we all need improvement. I believe in changing the world. But as I have come to find, I cannot take away one's agency Ha!... but I can make a difference by my own actions, trying to do what Jesus Christ did and still does and that is serve. I choose to remain Mormon because this is truly Christ's church. I know that when we love someone we show it. and just as it the greatest commandment of all-to love God The Father with all our hearts, and second our fellow men. Jesus did it perfectly. William Shakespeare said " They do not love that do not show their love" I will continue to try to show I love God and my friends, family and strangers though my deeds. This gospel has taught me how.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping extra food in the car for the homeless. I try to be a good example for people at my work and my friends, sometimes it is hard to do the right thing especially when everyone you love around you is not. I love the scripture "faith without works is dead" and I try to build my faith off of others around me. I have seen how important it is to have good friends. I try to keep myself around positive people. People who also have goals and are humble enough to change when needed. I live my faith by being involved, active. In the world we live in today there are too many people in their homes too much. we need to get out, take the horse blinds off and do something. I am currently a missionary for this church, and have seen how lazy I use to be. I will try and live an active life full of faith from here on out. If you don't physically work out, build your muscles, you will get weak. The same thing for everything, if you don't use it, you will lose it. I am not perfect, and my faith isn't either, but as I look for opportunities to help or be patient I will get that chance. I live my faith by paying attention and acting.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Katy Whitney
I was thinking about the word Atonement the other day as I was watching a Bible video clip. It was the scene when Jesus Christ was walking down the road, carrying the cross they were planing to hang Him on, and kill Him on. When He tripped and fell while walking, a man was begging Him, pleading with Him. I recognized this man from a separate video clip, Jesus had healed the man's body from a deathly disease. That man knew for a fact, the power Jesus had. He knew Jesus was the Christ and could preform a miracle and save himself and escape from this awful death. We all will see the things and learn of the things that Christ had done for us all and not understand why Christ didn't preform a miracle and save Himself. The atonement was an act of pure selflessness, and only The Only Begotten had the power to preform this miracle, this step to salvation. The Atonement will always be something I will try and understand for the rest of my life. I know that as I follow Christ's teachings the mysteries of this sacred act will become more clear. I can never repay Christ for his obedience, long suffering, and charity-which are some of the attributes that he used to accomplish the atonement. I know that what He did was flawless and apart of all of our plan to live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. He put His own life down. And then He took it back, 3 days later. and because He did this, WE ALL WILL LIVE AGAIN. Show more Show less