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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a Realtor, a mom, a Harley rider and as close to an Arizona native as you can come without being born here. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, a mom of a teenager, and a full time Realtor. I graduated college as a teacher and found that when my child entered Jr. High I didn't really want to go back into the classroom. I went back to school to become a Realtor and I LOVE IT! My family enjoys camping, going to movies, hiking, going to the theater, and being with extended family. I love to read, scrapbook, sing, listen to music, go out with my friends and DATE NIGHTS! I ended up marrying my high school sweetheart and I'm glad that I did. Marriage hasn't always been easy, but we choose every day to love each other and I love him more now than the first time I told him so. My husband and I work together as Realtors now and love the challenge of working side by side with each other both in our family and in our chosen vocation. Family is a huge part of my life and also a huge part of my faith. I love that my faith is woven into every aspect of my life. I was born and raised a Mormon and I am so grateful to the family who helped me to gain my own testimony and who allowed me to make mistakes and learn the hard way, during my teen years, where I wanted to be in regards to my church and my faith. My faith and my family are the most important things to me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon and many would say that I have just conformed to what I was raised with. You might be right if I hadn't taken the time to really look and see what was out there. There was a period during my teen years that I really had to search for myself and see if I really wanted to align myself with this church and the people in it. I needed to know for myself if what was being taught was really true. It may sound cliche, but for me, at the time, life was really hard and because of that I've never prayed so hard in my life. I found peace and knowledge in this gospel and ultimately I've found love and acceptance in this church as well. I am anything but a cookie cutter, but my differences bring variety and value to those that I associate with. I appreciate that within this church and this gospel we can all be at our own level of spiritual development, that we reach out to each other to help and buoy each other up. I'm a Mormon because I have asked and received my answer that this is where I'm supposed to be and by living this gospel I will be truly happy and gain the blessings that I truly desire. I want to always be with my family and I want to return to live with God and my brother Jesus Christ again and I know that by living the gospel that they gave and following Christ's example I can have those promised blessings and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In our community, I try to be as active and helpful as I can. I always try to be a "Girl Friday" and help out where ever there is a need. Doesn't matter if it is an assignment or not, if I am there - put me to work! I currently work with the little children and teach them music. I love that they have fun learning music with me and singing. Before that I worked with the teenage girls and still love to be with them. My favorite thing was taking to their summer "Girl's Camp" and watching them leave behind the cares of looking and smelling great and focusing on the more important things like friendship and faith. Working with these young women has helped restore my faith in the youth of the world. Friends are also very important to me and so I make time to get to know as many new people as I can in my neighborhood and the surrounding areas. I love that through my church I have made some of the best friends of my life. Even when we move away from each other, the relationships we have developed stay strong and I know I can call on them and they know they can always depend on me. I love people and very strongly believe that we are all children of God and that he wants each of us to care for one another. I don't care what your color, your creed or your history is, I love you because I know God loves you. I'm certainly not perfect, but I try hard to show people how much God loves them through the way that I treat them. I live my faith by trying to radiate happiness and love to all those I come in contact with.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Katie
I've always been a big proponent of fairness. It just never seemed fair that some people got some opportunities and others didn't. My belief of a loving Father in Heaven just made it impossible to believe that innocent children who didn't get baptized would go to Hell or that people in a country where they never had an opportunity to learn of Christ and his gospel would be cut off. It just makes sense to me that God would find a way to help ALL of His children to have the opportunities that baptism provides. I also believe that if the person the proxy baptism is performed for doesn't want it, they don't have to take it. Another big part of this gospel is agency, the gift to choose for yourself. By performing a baptism via proxy, this agency is respected and only if the recipient wants it do they have to accept it. "God will force no man to heaven." Show more Show less