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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Montana. I am a graduate of BYU, am married, and a mother of four. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as a member of the LDS Church in Montana. The family I grew up in was fairly large--7 kids--and I loved it! We were taught the gospel in our home and at church and that helped us to live a happy life together. Everything wasn't perfect, but we knew we could all make it together if we trusted in our Heavenly Father. Having family prayer morning and night was strictly observed and I believe with all my heart that that was the "glue" that held us together. I was on the drill team in high school and was a pretty good student. I then attended Ricks College, served a mission to Spain, and then finished school at BYU. I met my husband while at college and we married and began our family. We have four children who keep us very busy. They are the light of my life, though it is not at ALL easy being a mother. It is truly humbling to take on the responsibility of teaching these children the gospel of Jesus Christ and to prepare them for life and for eternal life. I am also very busy trying to be a good wife and to nurture my relationship with my husband, serving in the community, and fulfilling church callings. I believe that if I follow my parents' example of serving faithfully in the church, my whole family will be blessed. I also know that I grow personally and more closely to our Heavenly Father as I do these things.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be. Although I was born into a family that goes a few generations back as Mormons on both sides, I have had to be personally converted in order to stick with it. I could leave the Church anytime. However, I have learned that it is my anchor and my foundation and I NEED it to make it in this difficult world. I have learned that with the gospel, I can endure all things and have peace and hope for the future. I have access to the Holy Ghost if I am worthy to have that gift in my life. The Holy Ghost testifies to me of all I need to know and do and avoid. The Holy Ghost has testified to me many, many times that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church on the face of the earth. We have a living prophet who guides us and lets us know what our Heavenly Father would have us do. The Book of Mormon is TRUE. Just read it and you will know for yourself. You will feel something special that you will never want to forget or lose. As I learned that the Book of Mormon is true for myself, I knew for a surety that Joseph Smith did indeed translate this book of scripture from golden plates that were prepared anciently. It is a testament of Jesus Christ and of a people who lived in the Americas from 600 years before Christ's birth until about 400 years after his death. Jesus Christ appears to the people in the Americas after his resurrection and teaches them, the "other sheep which are not of the fold" (in Jerusalem) those things that had been taught to those in Jerusalem. I learned about his infinite atonement--that he suffered pain and bled for me to be able to succor ME when I have pain and suffering, both physical and emotional/mental. He is my Savior and Redeemer. His father lives and is my father as well.

How I live my faith

I help in the PTA and have worked with my family in caring for a trail in our city. I serve with the youth in our stake and try to teach them about the gospel. I am a visiting teacher, which means I regularly visit three women in my ward with a companion to fellowship and to share a gospel lesson. I recently spent several hours with a full-time sister missionary and helped her teach and meet people.