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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Las Vegas. I converted to the church when I was 16. I attend BYU. I´m a missionary. I am a mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of four. It's just my parents, younger sister, and me. I was very involved in high school. I was part of the softball, dance, and cheerleading teams. I also was student council class president for 3 years and student body president my senior year. When I was a sophomore in high school, I converted to the LDS church and was the only member in my family to do so. Now, with the support of my loving parents, I attend Brigham Young University and plan to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, my family and I attended a local Christian church. As I got older I began to feel like there were missing pieces to the lessons. My sophomore year, some of my LDS friends invited me to attend church with them. The minute I walked into the LDS chapel, I had the Spirit touch my heart and I knew that was where I belonged. Eventually I started taking the missionary lessons. The words of the missionaries rang true in my heart. At the end of the lesson, the missionaries asked me to give the closing prayer. I was nervous; I had never knelt in prayer with other people before. As I started to pray I felt the Spirit calm my heart and guide me in what to say; I asked Heavenly Father if this was the church that I have been looking for since I was a little girl. I could feel the Spirit burning in my chest. The two weeks I had from the time I had prayed asking if the church was true to the time of my personal confirmation, were some of the hardest weeks in my life. I had a lot of friends that were horribly mean to me because I was taking the lessons. I continued prayed to Heavenly Father for help and comfort. In the midst of the unhappiness, my prayers had been answered. I realized that the only times I was happy was when I was learning of the gospel. I knew that Heavenly Father gave me the trials in my life because I needed to be humbled to open my heart to the true church. About 2 months later I was baptized. It has been the best decision of my life.

How I live my faith

I do my very best to live my faith day to day. I look for ways to serve others and often sign up for volunteer activities. I speak to others with kindness and accept them for who they are. I become a friend that is there to comfort those in need. I'm also there whenever someone wants to laugh. I celebrate all of the sister's birthdays and do my best to make them feel great on their special day. I've also taught and organized church lessons and activities. I've done so with other's best interest on my mind. I live my faith by constantly trying to do the things in which Christ would want me to do.