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Hi I'm Katie Broadhead

I'm a small town girl living in a big city. I love music and lazy summer days. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

To start, I grew up in a tiny little town in Southern Alberta, Canada. My graduating class only had 11 people, all of whom I met in the first grade. I was born into the church, and grew up with amazing examples in the gospel. I suppose you could call my hometown a "Mormon Town", because most of it's inhabitants happen to be members. I suppose right now the biggest roles I play in my life are as a daughter, sister, friend and girlfriend. I'm the daughter of wonderful, faithful parents whose testimonies I relied on before I got one of my own. I am the second oldest in a family of 6, and try to be the best sister I can be to my three siblings (one older, two younger). My youngest sibling is ten years younger than I am, and is one of my favorite people in the world. We're best buds, and it's hard being away from him while I'm away at university. I have amazing friends, and most of my closest friends I grew up with aren't members of the church, and are some of the best people I know. I'm also waiting for a handsome missionary serving in the Las Vegas West mission. I'm in University, and loving it. I have an amazing ward, and amazing roommates. I love music, warm weather and Netflix.

Why I am a Mormon

When asked why I am a Mormon, it's easy for me to say it's because I was born into in. In fact, for a long time that was my answer. My parents were Mormon, their parents were Mormon, so I suppose I'm Mormon too. It wasn't until the past couple of years, however., that I realized that my answer goes much deeper than that. In an interview, singer Brandon Flowers (lead singer of the band, The Killers) was asked about his membership in the church. He was asked, "Were you born into the church, or did you convert?". Without hesitation, he responded "Both.". Both. When I heard this, it really struck me. Was I born into this church, or did I convert? I'm happy that at this point in my life, I can honestly and truthfully promise that it has been both. I was raised from birth by parents who love the gospel and live it in their lives, but I also sought out the truth for myself, and found it in the form of a testimony I cherish above anything. I have a testimony that this is a true and wonderful church. The peace and joy I have felt actively participating in the gospel is unparalleled, and something I wouldn't trade for the world. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, and has been a light to guide me through darkness. Through my life hardest times, leaning on the gospel for strength has gotten me through. God is always there. He knows and loves each one of us. We may at times feel lonely, but we will never be alone. There is a plan for all of us, and he is always there to help us along. Even when life seems difficult--perhaps even impossible--there is a divine purpose behind our struggles. After all, a calm sea never made a skillful sailor. I know this to be true. Amen.

How I live my faith

Right now, the biggest role the church plays in my life is through my ward, which is specifically for young, single adults. We refers to it as the YSA ward, and here I have met a lot of fantastic members my age. I also visit teach two great girls, and attend institute classes (classes that go on during the week, separate from the Sunday service. I am in a weekly Book of Mormon class right now, and loving it).