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Hi I'm Kate Crawford

I'm from Canada. I'm passionate about books and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with books. They were my adventures, and my best friends. I read so much that there wasn't much left to read. I went through shelf after shelf of my public library's collection. Through stories I learned to dream. I learned that everyone can doing anything if they truly put their mind to it. I learnt that life is meant to be lived, and not just endured. Even though I learned to dream big, I also learnt that you have to work to get anywhere. Consequently I am currently working two part time jobs. It wasn't anything I ever imagined myself doing, I always imagined just going to school and getting a job in my field, but here I am. It's worth every second of work though, as I am well on my way to my dream of being a Nurse.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My dad's father joined in his twenties, and my mother in her twenties. I grew up with my mother's stalwart faith as a bright beacon. But when family issues arose and my dad left for a time, my own dedication to the church faded. As I started high school and the early morning bible study class, I kept hearing of peace and comfort from praying and reading the scriptures. I began to feel more down on myself as things got worse at home, and thought I couldn't feel any worse. So I tried it, I prayed and asked for comfort. I will forever cherish that moment, as it was then that I knew that my Heavenly Father was there and did hear me. I could feel His love for me reverberating through my body, and felt as though all of my worries and stress had been lifted. After that I began to read the Book of Mormon, and prayed to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints really was His church on the earth. Again, I felt the peace and comfort that I knew could only come from my Heavenly Father. Since then, I have continued to learn about and study the gospel. I have grown to love it more and more as I have found that it truly is perfect. There is nothing about this gospel that is incomplete or doesn't make sense. The truths found in this gospel, of eternal families, of a loving Heavenly Father, and of the plan of happiness bring me more joy and happiness then anything else I have found on this earth. Consequently, I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet, that Joseph Smith did in fact translate an ancient record through God`s power and authority, and that that record is true.

How I live my faith

I am currently attending the Young Single Adult Branch for my stake. It's a branch that is intended for unmarried 18-30 year olds. My current callings include the secretary for the women's organization, and a branch missionary. I love the opportunity I have to work with the sisters and to help the missionary effort!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kate Crawford
I personally have made the decision to serve a mission. I will be serving in Mexico, and couldn`t be more excited! I choose to serve because I love the gospel and know it truly can bring greater happiness and peace to people`s lives then anything else. The decision to serve a mission is very individual and personal. It is considered a responsibility within the priesthood for the brethren to serve. As a girl though, we are merely encouraged, as is everyone else, to do so. The encouragement mostly originates from how wonderful of an experience serving a mission is, and all of the personal growth that many experience while serving. Show more Show less