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Hi I'm Kate

I am a cursive handwriting enthusiast. I love skiing. I have Celiac disease. I was a missionary in Paris, France. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised, for the most part, in the good old state of Utah. For a little under a year, my family moved to Virginia for my father's job. What an adventurous and life-enriching experience. I am the oldest of 3 girls. I love my two sisters, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue when I was 18 months old and have been gluten-free ever since. It has not been easy, but from it, I have learned valuable life lessons. Obedience is key, whether it be refusing delicious foods, or following the Commandments, it is vital to our safety and happiness. I grew up in a home built in 1884 by some of the early settlers of Utah. My dad says my childhood was the "city equivalent of living on a farm." My sisters and I were taught to work hard, do it well, and enjoy the journey. The restoration of my home has been underway for more than a decade, and there is still work to be done. But we love it. Patience and diligence are principles engrained in me, and I am extremely grateful. I am a college student studying Marketing and French. I served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the best mission in the world: The France Paris Mission. I have been a member of the church my whole life, and I love sharing it with others. The Gospel brings me peace, guidance, and happiness, and for that, I am forever grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but I have chosen to follow Jesus Christ and His Gospel because I know it to be true. Our Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ, love me. They love you. They love everyone. We are His children and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be forgiven of our short-comings, our mistakes, and our sins of all size. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and it is the word of God. Along side the Bible, the Book of Mormon is the key to so many answers. I have found peace, comfort, guidance and love in its' words. It has blessed my life immensely. Joseph Smith restored the full and true Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the Earth. What an incredible man, loving prophet and dedicated disciple of Christ. I am amazed by his loyalty, diligence and sacrifice to bring such an important truth back to a world so lost and confused. I am beyond words to express my true gratitude and love for our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Father in Heaven, and the blessings of the Gospel. Life is hard, but it is good.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by living the gospel as best as I can and sharing it with others by serving a full-time mission. I get to share the true joy and happiness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ all day, every day. It is the best. Prior to my mission I lived my faith by serving in other capacities. Sundays are the best days. It is a day of extra edification and spiritual boosts that help me face the upcoming days with gratitude, joy and humility. I attend and participate in church meetings every Sunday and absolutely love to do so. I attend Institute, a week-day class to teach of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and participate in ward Home Evening activities. I plan, prepare and organize activities and meetings for adult women in my ward. I also serve sisters in the ward as a visiting teacher.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The earth on which we live is intriguing, inspiring, and incredible. There are so many details, perfectly planned, precisely executed, and beautifully displayed, that it is impossible for me to deny there is a God. I love to be in the mountains when the sun is gold and setting over the Great Salt Lake, with a view of the vast valley below. The trees, flowers, rivers, cool breezes, rain, snow, you name it, I love it. Each creation is evidence to me that there is a God and he loves us. As does the earth, the human body astounds me. Each system works together to give life. To think about the miracle of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, causes me to feel overwhelmed with gratitude and love for such a blessing. Life would not be life without a body. That is why we are here. To have a body, to have experiences, to bring more of God's children to the earth, and to learn how to become like God through the example of His son, Jesus Christ. My body is a gift, for which I am eternally grateful. Show more Show less