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Hi I'm Katherine

I always manage to go back to Rhode Island. My dream is to travel the world as a doctor to lessen the suffering. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student with the goal of going to medical school. I have moved homes a lot in my life, never going to one school for more than two years, but this instilled in me a love for seeing new places, faces, and cultures, and taught my family to rely on each other. I am the eldest child and, therefore, the guinea pig and babysitter. I love kids and how they take me back to the age of innocence when we play house, they hide under a blanket thinking you can't see them and waiting for you to "find" them, or they ask for the upteenth time to do one..., two..., THREE! My favorite words are "how" and "why," because I always want to know the reasons for everything from "how does one leaf on a tree turn orange while another turns red?" to "why is this character's dress red not green?" It is so true that "The more you know, the more you know you don't know"! I love stretching both my body and mind to their limits and can't stand being in front of an electronic screen for more than an hour at a time. My family means the world to me and I am hoping that one day in the not so far off future I will have the opportunity to start one of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that is not why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon, because I know Christ is the Savior and Son of God, that His church is on this earth today, and there is not a doubt in my mind that this is His church. I am never happier than when I am living up to the Mormon standards. I know because there was a time where I was not living them as well as I should have, and, to this day, I make silly mistakes and need to repent and get back on my feet. Not once have I regretted following the standards and commandments the Lord has given us through the Mormon church. The rare person who looked down on me because of my standards were not the type of people who would help me be the best me anyway. There is no better way to live up to your full potential and to be the happiest you have ever been than through this church. That is why Christ gave us this church: so we can continually become better and happier. That doesn't mean that there are no rough times, because there are, but, while keeping the standards and commandments the Lord has given, it is easier to endure because there is more hope. Even if faith is wavering, there is no way you can regret following a Mormon lifestyle. When faith is strong, though, I can wake up every morning ready for whatever is going to be thrown at me that day and find a reason to smile.

How I live my faith

I have been on the service committee and, while growing up, was one of the youth leaders in the church program for teenage girls or Young Womens.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Katherine
A) We have been commanded to "multiply and replenish the earth." In theory, the fact we have been commanded to have families should be reason enough, but, because we are creatures who like to know "why," I am going to add a B and C B)The family is where the most basic and important principles, such as honesty, trust, and kindness, are taught. (In a Mormon home, scripture study, daily prayers, service, and other similar things would be added to that list.) C) Family is where the most happiness is found. I am sure everyone has seen a pregnant mother who is "glowing," a gentle father who lets his little girl dress him up or picks her up and shows her how the grill works when she is grabbing at his legs, the brother who grabs for his sister's hand when they need to cross the road, or the mother who lets the older child help sing the baby to sleep. Some people may say that these things only happen in the "ideal" home, but I am going to guess that these things happen more often than not. I am not saying that a family is not a huge sacrifice and often very stressful, but having a two year old boy sneak into bed with you, hoping you didn't notice, just so that he could be close to you, one of the few people he trusts, is so adorable that you forget he broke two glasses, peed on the rug, and gave you a heart attack when he hid and would wouldn't come when you called. He is your little adorable, adoring, often pain-in-the-behind, angel. No career is more rewarding than a family. Show more Show less