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Hi I'm Katie Johnson

I knit hats. I love soccer, food, and books. I'm a North Carolina-raised feminist. I'm a future missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Katie! I am a Freshman at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I am studying English and minoring in Editing. I love reading, especially The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, anything by Jane Austen, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and The Book Thief. I once had to write a 4000 word essay on The Book Thief and I went 1000 words over. Oops! I love to play soccer. I swim, waterski, wakeboard, surf, snow-ski, and snowboard. I also just picked up jiu-jitsu When I get the chance, I also love to crossfit. I love public speaking and competing in public speaking competitions. I have way too many boots and jackets in preparation for the cold winter in Utah, but I am absolutely loving college. I love to knit, and hate cancer, so I have been donating knitted hats to cancer patients for quite some time now. I am a big Taylor Swift fan. As of June 3rd, 2015 I will be serving a Spanish speaking mission for the Tempe, Arizona mission. I cannot wait to serve the Lord and his people in Arizona. I love hot weather and the Spanish language, so this mission is perfect for me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have found no other place in where I have been happier. I have sought happiness from the world. I have doubted that God even existed. But when I prayed to know if the Mormon church was correct and if God and Jesus Christ were even there, I knew for a fact that the Mormon Church was true and that God was there. This is His Church. I know that to be true because I have felt it. I cannot deny it. I see people around me who do not know what they are doing with their lives. At times, I feel the same way. However, I am a Mormon because it gives my life more direction and advice than any other organization can offer. They say life does not come with a handbook, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ offers me a path that is simple to understand. I can follow His path. I know this Church is true. I know my God and my Savior, Jesus Christ, love me. I love them. I gain peace and love and hope from the Mormon Church and as I strive to live its principles. I am Mormon chiefly because I love my Savior and I know that this is His church. I would not have it any other way. As I am about to serve an 18 month mission for the Mormon church, I will be dedicating my entire life to Christ, especially during these 18 months. I will not date, go to school, pursue my own hobbies and interests, watch movies, listen to popular music, or see my family during these 18 months. However, because the Mormon church is true, I know that it is worth it. Without my faith and knowledge that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on Earth, I would never serve a mission. But I know that it is true. Because it is true, I cannot deny it. Each day I feel the need more and more to share what I know deep within my core being to be of the utmost truth. I love this Church. It's people are good people. It's principles and doctrines are sound. I feel peace and utter happiness in the Church.

How I live my faith

Right now, I organize activities for members in my church to have fun on Monday nights together. Even though I am not in a family right now because I am at college, we still call these fun Monday night gatherings Family Home Evening. It is a time to gather together, make friends, have fun and exchange spiritual thoughts and experiences. I read and study my scriptures including the Bible and the Book of Mormon every day for 30 minutes. I am also preparing to serve an 18 month mission to teach the word of God. I try to actively involve myself on campus by volunteering often. Right now, I sometimes help organize a "Clubs' Night" activity that occurs every Tuesday at Brigham Young University. I also try to knit as many hats as my busy schedule allows. I also love family history work. I often index records from all around the world so that they can be put into the FamilySearch database so others can find their ancestors. In my life, I am constantly praying for guidance and peace. I know that the Lord loves me and has a plan for me, as he does for all his children. By being kind, helpful, honest, and charitable, I know that I am living my faith as a Mormon. When I pray, I know that the Lord will answer, and he will direct my life. Starting June 3rd, 2015, I will also be serving for 18 months as a missionary in the Tempe, Arizona mission. I will be speaking Spanish. As I dedicate the next portion of my life completely to doing the Lord's work and sharing his gospel, I know that I will be doing what is right and true. I will serve others. I will learn an entirely new language in order to help others. It will be completely and utterly worth it!