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Hi I'm Grace Catherine

I'm from Manchester, England. I'm a Fan Girl, a Psych Student, Musician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved to Utah 3 years ago and I was invited to church after living there a little while. I read the Book of Mormon and I found it to be true and thus I was baptized. I am 20 years old. Currently serving a stateside mission but afterwards am planning on going to University and studying Psychology to become a child therapist. I love to sing and listen to oldies music, modern-day indie, and classical/film soundtrack music. I play the guitar left-handed. I love movies! Books, Anime shows and BBC shows. I love to doodle even though I cannot draw. I love to go on hikes, mountain biking, and I love my strange, spread out family.

Why I am a Mormon

I moved to Utah from Manchester, England and I had been there for a little while before I heard people talking about church. I remember thinking "huh that sounds nice, I wonder if everyone goes to the same church". A week later I was invited to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So I went. Many people welcomed me and made me feel comfortable. They invited me to the activities. It sounded like so much fun that I wanted to go again that following week!! That Christmas we went to Salt Lake City and went to see the temple. We talked about how families are eternal and how we can all live together with Heavenly Father. I thought the air conditioning was on but later discovered that it was the Spirit giving me goosebumps and a peaceful feeling of truth. That following day I asked my father if I could join the Church. He said I had to read the entire Book of Mormon ... it took about a year. With the help of my friends and the young women, I finished reading. I took the missionary discussions and was baptized a few weeks later, by a friend who was there for me throughout the whole process. It was the best feeling I had ever had in my life. I felt the peace and reassurance that this is what my Father in Heaven desired me to do. I could now start fresh and be the person I would like to be, rather than the person i was turning into before any of this came to be. I felt the love Heavenly Father and Jesus had for me.

How I live my faith

I study the Scriptures (as best as I can) every day. It helps me feel closer to God and to Christ. I pray lots! I love praying and feeling the love that God and Jesus Christ have for me. I then go and serve others, letting them know that I know that God loves them too and that they can find out for themselves through prayer. Prayer is truly a gift.

What is being a Mormon like?

Grace Catherine
For me being a Mormon is being happy. I have found the love of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I also know that I can live with my family forever after this life. I have finally found the inner peace I needed and the right direction I needed to head in, to become the person I want to be. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Grace Catherine
This body we have is a gift from a loving God. Mormons don't drink tea, coffee or alcohol because God, through the prophet Joseph Smith, gave us warning that these things can damage our bodies. We can become addicted and dependent upon these things. It can also helps to keep a clear mind and to be able to feel the holy ghost present in our lives. We are also commanded to not use Tobacco or any other illegal drugs. We are promise that as we do these things, we "shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint." - Doctrine and Covenants 89:18-20 Show more Show less