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Hi I'm Katrina

I'm a twenty-something college graduate trying to figure out this beautiful life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm two years out of college and I've been married to my best friend for just as long. I studied public health at BYU with a strong desire to help people, and I loved my time as a student. Like many my age, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what my dream job is - and I am learning to enjoy the journey. Last summer my husband and I got to live in India doing humanitarian work for three months, and it has been one of the highlights of my life and our marriage. I love to listen to others, learn new things, and create beautiful things. I also love to be inspired by truth and new perspectives.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes me happy. Because it just makes sense to me. Because it brings me peace and direction. Because it works. Because I want to live with my family forever. Okay so there are lots of reasons, but I think mostly it comes down to the personal relationship I feel with God as I live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know my Father in Heaven is involved in my life, aware of the good things and the bad things, and just so excited for me to become better and better because of this life. I feel so reassured knowing that He knows what is best for me, even when I might think it should be otherwise. I have felt His guidance. I have felt His love. I have felt His peace. And for me, there is nothing sweeter.

How I live my faith

One step at a time. It's funny how different periods of our life bring different strengths and weaknesses to the surface. At one point you think you've got an aspect of faith down, only to find out a few years and a new job later that you're never really done learning anything. But the great thing about the gospel is that it's so alive and real - that the principles of faith and repentance and obedience can always bring us peace. We can always turn to our Heavenly Father and receive strength, healing, and reassurance from our Savior Jesus Christ. One way I live my faith is by trying to practice charity. I'm still learning what this means, but I know it's often more than giving someone cookies or mowing a lawn (though those things can be exactly what's needed in some cases!). Charity is seeing the best in others - assuming the best. It's seeking to lift the people around you. It usually takes me outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes it means getting to know a stranger even when it's uncomfortable. Sometimes it's sharing my faith when I'm scared I'll be ridiculed. Sometimes it's hoping for the best for someone when you're tempted to feel anger or resentment. I've found that this charity really only comes when it's not just me - but rather when I'm close to God because I'm making the effort to be. When I take the time to study his word and pray and seek His love, I am blessed with the gift of charity. I don't always keep it, but I try my best.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Every day I see so much beauty-- in nature, in learning, in experiences, and especially in other people. These things testify to me of God and his love. My family and the blessings that the gospel brings to our relationships testifies to me there is a God. The things I have been able to do with my life and the miracles along the way tells me God is there. The quiet moments of contemplation and reflection especially bring me the peace and overwhelming love that I know comes from God. Show more Show less