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Hi I'm Kati

I'm a daughter, sister, friend, nurse, and a Mormon! :

About Me

I'm just your average person trying to manage everything life has to offer. I am a Registered Nurse and have a passion about caring for others. I love to help people feel loved and make them better so they can live their lives to the fullest. A smile can go a long way which is something I remind myself of daily. I'm currently single and enjoy doing activities with my ward and friends. In my spare time I love to read, watch my favorite TV shows and crochet (a new thing I've learned!). I love to meet new people and travel and hope to travel more now that I'm finally done with school :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church in a very active family and even though some might say that I never had to convert but all of us do at some point. When I was a teenager, I decided that I needed to find out for myself if this Gospel was true. I prayed hard and studied the scriptures and my testimony grew and still grows today. I believe and belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints because I know it's true, I have studied it, prayed about it and have come to know that it is. I know who I am and I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the one true Gospel here on the earth today. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God here on the earth today. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God and I'm grateful that he restored the Gospel and made it possible for us to have the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it's teachings can help me through anything I go through today. Most of all, I am grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ who died for me and my sins and made it possible for me to return and live with my Father in Heaven again someday. I'm also grateful for Eternal Families and that through the Plan of Salvation and the Atonement, I can be with my family forever. I know without a doubt that God loves me and is there for me no matter what and without this Gospel, I don't know where I'd be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily in how I act, what I say and do. I go to church weekly and participate in the lessons that are taught. I go to institute (religion) classes as often as I can to learn more about the scriptures and teachings of our Prophets. Monday nights are dedicated to family nights and I usually go to my ward's family nights and we have activities such as volleyball, charades, service projects, games, or anything else and listen to spiritual thoughts or messages. I visit some of the sisters in my ward and offer my service to them if and when they need help. I often go to the temple nearby and I try to live my faith the best I can by helping those around me and by being a good example.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Kati
We believe that our bodies are temples of God. We came to earth to receive a physical body in order to become more like our Heavenly Father. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 describes it perfectly. "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are". Our bodies are important and therefore, we must take care of them. The Word of Wisdom is found in the Doctrine and Covenants Section 89. The Lord commands us that strong drinks are not for the belly which means we do not drink wine, alcohol or other strong drinks. It also says that tobacco is harmful to our bodies and our spirits. Drugs are also to avoided except when needed (such as medicine). We are also counseled to avoid hot drinks. Our church leaders have said that this means tea and coffee which contain substances that can be harmful to our bodies. Anything harmful to our body, we should avoid it. The Word of Wisdom is a guideline for us as members to use to remember that our bodies are temples and we need to treat them as so. We are taught that wholesome grains, fruits and vegetables are good for the body and that we should eat meat sparingly. Rest and exercise are also important factors in maintaining a healthy body both physically and spiritually. If we abide by these suggestions and guidelines the Lord promises us that we will be healthy bothy physically and spiritually. President Boyd K. Packer in a conference talk said "Our physical body is the instrument of our spirit. In that marvelous revelation the Word of Wisdom, we are told how to keep our bodies free from impurities which might dull, even destroy those delicate physical senses which have to do with spiritual communication". Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kati
Our church is called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe in Christ just like other Christians do. Some may think that because we are the LDS church or Mormons as it is more commonly called we do not believe in Christ. We believe in God, the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. Show more Show less