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Hi I'm Katie.

I studied business and finance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I did my bachelors in Management and served a Mormon mission in Nevada, Las Vegas. I did my masters in Finance and am now a full-time mom. My husband just finished his masters in Mechanical Engineering and he is now working in the aerospace industry.

Why I am a Mormon

There are countless reasons why I am a Mormon today—but I will share only two. First, when I moved away to college—I had to decide how I wanted to live my life. Somehow all that I had known and felt before was swept away and my mind was filled with doubts and questions. In this very hard time in my life I began to wonder why do people believe in Jesus? What makes us happy? What makes us unhappy? What behavior is sustainable? What behavior is unsustainable? Is the Book of Mormon true? Amidst all the doubts and darkness I faced, I read every day from The Book of Mormon and prayed for help to know what was true. For a long time, I felt like I received no answers—like the heavens were closed to me. As I continued to read and pray, little by little the Lord sent down rays of sunshine that penetrated the darkness. I came to realize that The Book of Mormon was true because it was working in my life—it had saved my life. The Book of Mormon saved me from the temptations and the darkness that had surrounded me and gave me the strength to follow Christ. Second, I want to raise my children with the value system and perspective you gain in the Church.

How I live my faith

I try to remember how Heavenly Father would want me to live. I try to befriend others and to reach out to others. Part of my faith is continuing to try and seeking to improve even when I feel like I am falling short.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Katie.
Baptisms for the dead are an act of love for our deceased ancestors--and this baptism is something that the ancestor can either accept or reject. If our ancestor does not wish to accept the work done on behalf of him--then it will be as if the work had not been done. So many of our ancestors would have accepted authorized baptism--but never had the opportunity. It would be unfair for God to require us to be baptized by the priesthood without providing a way for all of His children to be baptized. Baptisms for the dead provide that way for all of God's children to receive authorized baptism. When I do baptisms for the dead for my ancestors--it makes me feel so happy. Show more Show less