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Hi I'm Katie Willis

Hi! My name is Katie Willis. I like playing video games and climbing high ropes courses. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have loving parents who have taught and helped me gain a testimony of the gospel. I am in the middle of three older brothers and one younger sister. You would say that our family is the picture-perfect family because we are all active in the gospel, but my Mom would tell you otherwise. We show our love to each other by being loud and rambunctious. I have no volume control (my brother's taught me that) so every once in a while my companions has to tell me to calm down. I am a quiet person around people I don't know but once we get acquainted there is no hope hehe. I have an Associates from a local junior college back home in history. I love to see how the world has come to be and all the interesting facts that make life the way it is. I love to also play video games(They are all my favorite), trapshooting, and Perler bead art. And right now I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, because simply this is Christ true church. The same church He established when He was on the Earth. I grew up In California and so I have seen and met a lot of people who do not have the same standards as me and I see the sorrows and struggles they have in their life because they failed to set high standards for themselves. I have personally seen how living these standards has blessed me with true happiness. Not temporary happiness that only lasts for a short time, but true eternal happiness. I love the fact that families can be together forever because I love my family, and I want to be with them forever. To know that when I pass on that I will get to see ALL of my family again, brings me pure joy. That is what Heaven is all about, getting to live with our friends, loved ones, and family again. I have often thought what it would be like to not have this gospel or live by its standards and I know that I would not be happy without it. I cannot tell you enough how much it has blessed my life. Please, listen to the message that this gospel has to offer.

How I live my faith

I really have no idea. I just try to do the best I can. To me living the commandments is not that hard, because I know that they are only there to help us live our lives according to God's will. I also know that if I fall short, that in the end it will be alright as long as I rely on Christ's Atonement. In a way, you could say that is how I live my faith. When someone is sad, I try to make them laugh. When someone is mad, I try to make them happy. I have participated in many callings in the church throughout my life and enjoyed all of them. I really enjoyed teaching Sunday School in church probably the most. I love teaching people and helping them understand, and then helping them take that understanding and apply it into their life. That is why I am a missionary teaching the gospel all day every day! Because everyone needs to hear the great message that all members of thew church and missionaries have to offer. How the gospel of Jesus Christ can and will bless their lives. In a way I live my faith by being and example and teaching others.