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Hi I'm Kaitlan

I'm from Southern Utah, I love music, I'm a Harry Potter fanatic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Southern Utah. I've been working in the hotel business for about 3 years now, and I love meeting all the super great people who come to see Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Tuacahn, etc. I love working with people. I've had a few opportunities to travel as well, and I've discovered that travelling is one of my passions. I love experiencing new things and learning about different life styles. When I was 18, I moved away from my home town to attend college. I absolutely loved the experience of being away from home and being more independent. I loved going to school activities and learning all I could from my classes. I fell in love with Psychology, and I had a few amazing professors who helped my love for the subject grow even stronger. I am currently planning on taking advantage of my love for Psychology and turning my passion into a career somehow. A few ideas I like at this time are Marriage and Family Therapy, or Child Development. I'm excited to see where the next few years take me :)

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church, I was always happy. During my freshman year of high school, I began taking seminary classes. I was excited to learn more about Jesus Christ and have my testimony of the gospel grow. I would not only read my scriptures, but prayerfully study them. When I felt the spirit, I would make notations in my scriptures. I read the Bible and The Book of Mormon, and I prayed to God. The spirit testified to me of the truthfulness of both the Bible, and the Book of Mormon. This was the time of my life when I was truly the happiest. I experienced pure joy in living the gospel. I invite anyone who would like to know for themselves if the gospel is true, to read the Bible AND The Book of Mormon, study and ponder them, pray to know if they are true, and if you ask God with a sincere heart and with real intent, the spirit WILL testify the truthfulness to you (Moroni 10:4). A few years ago, I went through a really difficult trial. When this challenge unexpectedly came crashing into my life, I was afraid. I have never been so crushed in my life. I am ashamed, but I stopped praying to our Heavenly Father. I stopped reading my scriptures. I stopped doing these things because I was afraid that God would tell me to prepare for the worst, and I did not want to receive this answer. Without God, I was miserable. Looking back, I know that my life would have been a lot easier if only I would have allowed God to help me, and to comfort me in my time of need. He was only a prayer away. During this time, I was miserable. I am doing much better now. I'm not perfect, but I read my scriptures and pray much more often, and I am gradually getting better. I now feel the peace the gospel brings. So why am I a Mormon? In short, I have experienced life with and without the gospel. With the Gospel, I experienced true joy. Without the Gospel, I was miserable. I have prayed to know if this truly is the Church of Jesus Christ, and the answer I have received is a resounding YES.

How I live my faith

As you read before, I love school, and earning an education is very important to me. However, I am putting my University training on hold for a year and a half. Why? I have decided to go on a mission for my church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I recently received my mission call, and will be serving in the México Mérida Mission! I am so excited to live in México for a year and a half, and I can't wait to meet the people in Mérida and form lasting relationships with them! My love for the Hispanic people is already so strong, and I haven't even met them yet. Another way I live my faith is striving to keep the commandments of the Lord. I won't pretend that I am perfect, because I am nowhere near perfect. That is why Jesus Christ is so important to me. I truly believe that Jesus Christ came to this earth, atoned for our sins, and died for us on the cross. Isaiah 1:18 reads,"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Through Christ's atonement, we can be made perfect in Him. There is no other way. I am so grateful that God has provided us a way to come back to Him. He knew that we would mess up. It is part of human nature to mess up. So, He provided a Savior, even Jesus Christ. His grace is sufficient for us, however, we must strive to be obedient to God's commands, which we learn in Titus 1:16, as well as James 2:17. We show our love for God through our works. But, as mentioned before, we will mess up. We will make mistakes. I am grateful for the atonement, and for the gift of repentance. I am grateful for the grace of Jesus Christ, our loving Savior and Redeemer.