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Hi I'm Katie Ricketts

I love hunting, fishing and being outdoors. I enjoy being the youngest of 9 and I live in beautiful BC, Canada. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a family of 8 siblings; 5 brothers and 3 sisters. As a result of my Dad’s work we did a lot of moving around and have seen and lived in most of this beautiful province we call home. Being the youngest, I have been blessed to be the Auntie of 18 nieces and nephews whom I love dearly. In addition to brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews my other loves are our 3 large dogs, my favorite being the wolf. I discovered figure skating when I was 10 years old and it has been a passion of mine since. During that time I had the privilege to coach as well as compete and found it to be very rewarding helping others accomplish their goals. Other than family time and figure skating I love being outdoors! Whether its getting firewood, hiking, swimming, making burn piles or working with my Dad I just love living in the boonies. It just follows that I would be an avid hunter and fisherman(woman) as well. I feel very thankful to have had all these experiences in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When you are raised in the Church sometimes you can feel like you never really experience conversion. We hear all the time of these incredible stories of those who found the church later on in their lives and how it changed who they were drastically for the better. Sometimes I would find myself a little envious of those who made that great change and often the crazy lives they may have lead before they joined the church. I would admire the kind of faith they must have had to do so but then I realized that all of us are converts. None of us ever stop going through the conversion process, we just start our process at different stages of our life. That’s the beauty of the Lords Church; we are always learning, always growing our testimonies and experiencing for ourselves, with the guidance of the Holy Ghost, the truth and purpose of Christs teachings.

How I live my faith

When I go to church on Sunday I try not to listen to the talks given or the lessons prepared thinking of how someone I know should really hear this. Instead I try to think about what I can learn from it and how I can use this to make myself a better person. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not a once a week religion. It’s important to me to be at church on the Sabbath. Whether I was playing sports or working I made it a priority not to do so on Sunday because it is the Lord’s day. I always felt my week went better when I kept the sabbath day holy. We must look for ways to always be a disciple of Christ at work, school, social settings etc. I try to remember that I am a daughter of God! We have so much potential as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. He loves us more than we could even comprehend and only through him can we reach that potential.