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Hi I'm Kaitlyn

I grew up in South Jordan, Utah. I play lots of sports and love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kaitlyn, and some of my hobbies include tumbling, soccer, hiking, and hanging out with friends. I grew up in the LDS church. I just graduated high school and I am leaving for an LDS mission this year and I am very excited to serve the lord for 18 months. I did track in high school and did pretty well, I also was involved in the best buddies program at my school. I helped the special needs kids during my fourth period (90 minutes every other day). I love those kids, they are absolutely amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

As I said before, I grew up as a Mormon. I don't ever remember my parents ever forcing me to go to church, and I know that I go because I want to go for myself. My best friend since second grade grew up in the church, but when she was 12 her parents got divorced. Both of her parents slowly stopped going to church and I really tried to help my friend stay active. Over time she has become completely inactive. The other day she came to me an told me that she doesn't even know why she is here on this earth and that she feels completely lost. She said she has never felt like this until now. I know for a fact she is feeling this way because she doesn't have the gospel in her life anymore, and it makes me really sad for her.. But I am just sharing this story because it really hit me that this gospel helps us know why we are here, it brings us joy, and it helps us get guidance to know what to do. The reason I stay a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is because of the feelings I get when I am there. I would like to bear my testimony that I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is true and is the most correct book on this earth and I challenge all of you to read it and find out for yourself that this church is true. I know that our Savior and Redeemer died on the cross so that all of us could be saved in the last days if we come unto him. I know that our prophet is called of God to guide us in these Latter Days. And I would like to say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Growing up, when I went on vacations, my family and I used to skip church. About 5 years ago we realized that no matter where we are in the world we still needed to go to church, even if we are on vacation. Ever since then we have been going to different LDS church wards while we go on vacation. I have been to an LDS church in Las Vegas, and Reno Nevada, San Diego, and Anaheim California, and I've been to a few other ones. When we first started doing this, I was so nervous to go to church. My whole family told my mom and dad that we would only go to sacrament so we wouldn't have to meet random people. My mom and dad told us we needed to go to the full 3 hour block, so we did it, obviously not with a good attitude. I quickly realized that it doesn't matter which LDS church you attend, you still get the great feelings for being there and everyone there is incredibly welcoming and loving. Every single "random" ward I've attended has been very welcoming and made me feel like I was in my home ward. So that was just a quick story, but the way I live my faith I would say is actively. I'm obviously not perfect, I forget to say my prayers, or read my scriptures. But I always keep trying. I always attend church, unless I am sick of course, but even on the sick days I feel really sad that I couldn't attend, and I get a weird feeling if I miss church. Right now I have a calling in primary, as a primary teacher. I teach the 8 year old children every other week (I team teach). We go through the LDS church lessons and it has been a very good experience. I have always stepped up to magnify my callings and it has truly blessed my life. I also live my faith by going to the temple as often as I can, having family night with my family on Sunday or Monday nights, going to church every Sunday and taking the sacrament, accepting all callings I am asked to do, etc.