What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Katie

I'm a Georgia native, a happy wife & stay-at-home-mother, I have a burning desire to follow Christ; and yes, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am married to the kindest, sweetest man whom I met in college. We share a passion for the gospel, and so far, have 3 children who are little dears. They bring so much joy to our lives! My husband provides the living and I am blessed to stay at home with my little darlings, learning from them every day. We're a young, growing family. We make a lot of mistakes but we're trying to be better all the time, even though it's a work in progress to say the least! We're homebodies, but we like to be social too. We like to listen to uplifting, religious, motivational speakers and clean music. We like to look for "signs of the times" and prepare for the future. One of our dreams is to have a very large garden (although we don't know how to garden very well yet, haha!) and essentially, a mini farm. We want to raise our children with conservative standards through Christ. It may sounds cheesy, but we really do want to become as He is. What I see: Better than the tale of King Midas's golden touch, is a reality. This reality is that God's touch is an encompassing love. I have a picture in my mind of a gray-haired lady rocking in her chair outside during sunset with a smile on her face of a fulfilled life which was surrounded by the beauties of nature, the love of family, the warmth of friends and all things good, and certainly a service, devotion, and closeness to God. I want that to be me. I want to live how He would have me live. To have and to give that love...now THAT is life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a home where both of my parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, my belonging-to-His-church is my choice, & one that I've made of my own free will. I make such a bold choice because many years ago I asked my Father, in prayer, if this were His church--His true, fully-restored doctrine; and by the warmth of the Holy Ghost, He answered me and let me know, to where I do not doubt it. This is true; this is truth restored. Some truths are hard for me to understand, but through heartfelt prayer, I took these puzzling doctrines to my Father in Heaven, and He spoke complete peace to my soul. Again, I cannot deny it. I cannot express it all very well in words, but then, I am not a great writer. I only make an attempt to explain something quite magnificent with such limited ability. We are all children of a very loving Father. Jesus Christ is His Son. They are not the same person, although they stand united in their purpose and in their nature. This is all very real. It is all very beautiful. And I stand firm in my belief because I have felt it. My relationship with God, although not perfect, is growing. I asked, and He made it known unto me. He's mentioned in scripture to ask Him (Matthew 7:7 & 21:22), and I did. Let me share a verse from The Book of Mormon (which is a companion to the Holy Bible, as they both testify of Jesus Christ) that summarizes where this inner strength I've been given comes from (Helaman 5:12): "[...]remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

How I live my faith

On Sundays, I help teach 12-13 year old girls. The lessons are powerful. I feel the Holy Spirit near every time I'm preparing and delivering these messages. Last week's lesson for example, was about coming to know & understand our Heavenly Father. Tomorrow's lesson is about our Savior, Jesus Christ & His importance in our lives. During class we'll use our scriptures, sermons from prophets and apostles, & personal experiences to testify of gospel truths. It's strengthening to be a part of something so sacred and special :) Living the gospel is so much more than mere church attendance. It is a way of life; a journey of living, loving, & becoming like Christ. However, I would like to focus on that topic since I've spoken with a few who seem to have a bad taste in their mouth about the idea of people "going to church" as if it's only "for show." I cannot speak for everyone individually, but I'll explain what going to church means for me. It means saying "no" to worldly whims that may tempt me because I have a deeper desire to *try* to keep the Sabbath day holy--as He's asked me to do. It means helping teach His children (12-13 yr girls) to come unto Him. It means that I have a chance to re-focus, repent, and recommit myself to act as my Savior would act as I take the bread and water during the service each week. It means showing my children by my example who we worship because we make Him #1 in our lives (is He not #1?!). It means that I love Him. I love Him, I love Him! If I can shout it, I will. If I can live it--I'll surely try. If I can, in some small way, show Him that I care for, I appreciate, I need, I depend, I cherish Him...if by such a small task such as going-to-church can display some particle of my feeling for Him, then I gladly do so, and would give my life to declare it if it were asked of me. It is said that "by their fruits ye shall know them" (Matthew 7:20), so please, let it be said of me by my fruits, that you know where I stand in my faith in Him.