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Hi I'm Katriona Sayphalath

I'm an Asian, I'm a Texan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from high school. I am working part time while taking classes at the local community college in my hometown. My major is in Special Education and I am in the process of preparing to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to be of the Buddhist faith, until I joined the LDS church when I was ten years old. I knew in my heart that I wasn't in the right faith and had deep questions that no one could answer. Later on I realized that my mother was a member of the church, but she did not attend regularly. I asked her those questions and that's when she taught me how to pray. At that moment I knew that my questions could be answered. I became interested and soon I was meeting with the missionaries and was shortly baptized. Although I was young, I knew the church was true but I didn't make it a priority. I stopped going after a couple of months of being baptized which turned into four years of not going. They were four of the worst years of my life. I grew farther and farther from God and the goodness he brings. During my freshman year of high school, I yearned for the love and peace I had felt when I was baptized. My sophomore year was when I made the decision to return to church and attend as much as I could. I have been active for 3 years now and will continue to be active. I am even in the process of preparing to serve a mission.

How I live my faith

I attend all of my church meetings, including mission prep and pay my tithing and fast offering often.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Katriona Sayphalath
It's difficult to explain fully, what the atonement is but I know that without the Savior's sacrifice, I would have never been able to be forgiven for the mistakes I've made. Christ has also made it possible for us to return to our Heavenly Father. It's such a great comfort know that with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, the atonement can heal us and we can be with God again. Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Katriona Sayphalath
Temples are used to worship God and perform sacred ordinances. I believe that everyone and their family can have the opportunity to be together for eternity. The temple is the House of The Lord, there is no greater feeling of joy, peace, love, and happiness you can feel anywhere else! Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Katriona Sayphalath
It is not required for all Mormons to serve a mission. Some have the option of going to school or starting a family. A mission shouldn't be treated lightly, it's a huge decision that will change your life. Although I'm in school, I feel that it is my duty to serve a mission. My Heavenly Father has given me so much and has blessed me with enough to want to leave every personal affair behind and serve him. Jesus Christ served his entire life, so why can't I for a fraction of eighteen months? By choosing to go on a mission, I know I will be blessed and my testimony will become even stronger. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Katriona Sayphalath
We can come to know him by using/acting on the resources he has given us such as prayer, scripture study, and by simply following the commandments. When we pray, we need to be sincere and realize that sometimes the answer we desire is an answer that we are not going to get right away. Some of the biggest blessings I have ever received were the ones I had to wait for. Studying our scriptures allows us to develop that personal connection and relationship with our Father in Heaven. Through the scriptures, we can learn how to become more like him. Lastly, following the commandments is a chance for us to prove to God that we are worthy and are willing to submit to his will, no matter what it is that he asks. In doing so, our lives will be more blessed and full of joy. Show more Show less