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Hi I'm Katie

I am a single mother of two. I delight in my children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the church my whole life. I was married in the temple, but sadly, that marriage ended in divorce. So now I am a single mother of two children. I am often overwhelmed, but the growth I have witnessed in myself and my family since that terrible experience of divorce, has shown me that my Heavenly Father knows my struggles and guides my path on a daily basis. I work full time for an investment firm, I enjoy reading, music and volleyball. I come from a large family (11 children in all) and, because of this, my testimony of the importance of strengthening family relationships grows stronger all the time. The Church of Jesus Christ has been the single most important source of truth for me as I continue to work through the long days and the happy days. My life has not turned out quite the way I dreamed it would when I was a little girl, but I know that where I am now, is where Heavenly Father has brought me, and I am full of gratitude for that.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught the gospel since I was a child, and I remember asking my Heavenly Father, through prayer, as a teenager, if the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were true. I received a tender confirmation from the Spirit that they were. I have since experienced the same thing as I learn more and have had questions that couldn't be answered, except by the Spirit. So I have believed for a long time. However, I did, at one point, lose my trust in the Lord. I was in a marriage that was quickly unraveling, and at the same time, a friend of mine lost her child in a tragic accident. Her child had been about the same age as my youngest child. People always tell you "things will be alright in the end" and I couldn't believe it. How could that mother ever be alright without her child? How could I ever be alright if I separated myself from my children's father, and made my children the product of a broken home? For several months I was in a fog, angry at the Lord and questioning why he would allow his children to suffer if he loved us so much? My parents had taught me where to go for peace and comfort, so though I lacked faith, I continued to seek out my Father in Heaven and keep his commandments, and tried to use the power of Christ's Atonement in my life. It was not instant, but slowly, I began to see his purposes and tender mercies revealed, even in tragedy. I eventually came to be able to thank the Lord for helping me through a tremendous trial, and I now see how our perspectives can change. I know now that the thing I thought I couldn't endure, I WAS able to endure, but only by depending on the Lord, and I am the better for it after all. The reason I choose to continue to follow the gospel is because the Atonement of Christ does, in fact, make everything alright in the end, and the Church of Jesus Christ truly offers us "the words of eternal life".

How I live my faith

I attend my church meetings every Sunday, sing in my church choir and look for ways to bless people all around me. I also serve as a counselor to the president of our ward Relief Society, which is the organization for the women of the church. We are asked to watch over and meet the needs of the women and families in our area through service, friendship, and gospel teaching. I also have a calling to reach out to four specific women. This is called being a Visiting Teacher, and it is the Lord's program for ensuring that each of his children is loved and cared for by another member.