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Hi I'm Kat

My passion is music! I became a singer after a car accident took sports away from me. And I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I am the oldest of seven children, three of whom are adopted. I have lived in the United States and in Guatemala. I'm currently a freshman in college, studying elementary education. When I was a little kid, I loved sports, especially soccer. However, I was hit by a car while walking to school in the ninth grade. I miraculously survived without severe injuries, but lost my ability to run or play sports or even walk without pain. In fact, I was left with chronic pain and little chance of full recovery. This was a huge heartbreak for me, but with the encouragement of family and friends, I decided to move on and find something else to love. I decided to put my time into music. I sang in choirs and occasionally as a soloist or member of an ensemble throughout high school. Singing is my new passion, and I'm so grateful to have something in my life that filled the hole from my accident to overflowing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the LDS church, and so this gospel has always been a part of my life. However, I've gained my own testimony of God and His church and prophets as I've studied the gospel and tried to live a good life. I specifically remember reading the Book of Mormon when I had just entered my teens and I felt an overwhelming feeling that God loves me. That strengthened my testimony in His church. I feel the Holy Ghost when I read the scriptures and pray and serve and sing, and it's a feeling that gives me peace, even in this hectic world. I need this peace and light that comes only from God.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ taught the importance of service through His own example. I try to follow this example by serving others in my community and around the world. I have organized and participated in many humanitarian projects, such as assembling art kits for children in hospitals, making blankets for newborns, and putting together feminine kits and hygiene kits and supplies for refugees. I've also raised money for education for the children in Guatemala, volunteered at my community theater, a camp for kids with bleeding disorders, and church camps. I am in many leadership groups within my choir, community and church, including the National Honor Society and the Red Cross Leadership program. Christ spent His whole life serving those around Him and the world, and I simply want to follow in His footsteps.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that we are not only saved by grace, but that we can be changed by grace. The only way to make it back to the presence of our Father in Heaven is through the grace and the atonement of Jesus Christ. He in turn asks us to become more like Him. This is how we can be changed by grace, by coming closer to God through keeping His commandments and keeping our covenants. Show more Show less