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Hi I'm Katie

I grew up in Washington State. I play the piano. I love languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve in the France Lyon mission. I've studied French, Spanish, and a little German and I would love to learn more. I love my nieces and nephews! I love to play the piano, especially pieces by Chopin. I enjoy pretty much any school subject so picking a major has been difficult! But I'm planning on studying editing and something to do with linguistics at BYU after my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have seen the wonderful effects of the gospel. The teachings of the gospel make me want to serve others more, be kinder and more loving, to be productive, and to share my happiness with other people. I believe that good things don't come out of something bad or wrong. I realize there are good effects from many things, but the gospel is complete; it can answer to any question or doubt. Central to the teachings of the gospel is Jesus Christ. He is the rock of the church. He leads the church through the Prophet. I have a testimony that He died for everyone who ever lived and will ever live on the earth. Because of His atonement we can repent and return to live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

When I was a little girl my piano teacher was the children's meeting pianist, and sometimes she would let me substitute and accompany the singing time on the piano. Since then I have been the pianist for various meetings in the church. I believe that music is a powerful tool in inviting the Holy Ghost. The uplifting text of the hymns and the beautiful notes make it easier to focus. Aside from serving in music callings, mostly living the gospel comes down to things done on your own: prayer, scripture study, service, paying tithing, attending church meetings, and going to the temple. Doing those things has always brought me more true happiness than anything else.