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Hi I'm Mynnette K.

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

About Me

I live and go to in South Central Kansas. I enjoy my schooling--I am currently finishing a degree so that I can work with severely mentally disabled children at the elementary school level. I love these kids and they make my life meaningful. I've been privileged to work with children who have special needs for about 4 years in different capacities and it has been an immense blessing to my life. My husband and I have been married since 2004. We are unable to have children of our own, but we did have the privilege of being foster parents for a year and taking care of 12 beautiful children. Our struggle with infertility has been both a trial and a blessing that has brought us closer to each other and to the Lord. I am the oldest of nine children. I live near most of my family with the exception of a sister who lives in Utah with her husband and daughter. I also live near some of my husband's family. It's wonderful because we get to have fun with them all the time! I am also an avid crafter. I love to make my own cards and crafts to give to others. I have been blessed to design cards for two stamp companies and to design my own stamp sentiments for one of these companies as well! Creating things is a great way to relieve stress and to share love with others around me! I blog about things that are important to me and this is my favorite way to journal. I've met some amazing people from all over the world through my blogging and I feel so blessed to know them all!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family that was already active in this church. My parents encouraged all of us at a young age to study the gospel and to find out for ourselves whether or not it was true. I did this. Through personal scripture study and prayer, I have come to know that this church is true. I know that it is true because of the way following it's precepts have blessed my life and made me feel. I know that my Savior is real and that He died for me so that I can once again live with my Heavenly Father. I know that my life is blessed daily because of the things I was taught as a child and continued to study as a youth and adult. This is a gospel of Hope and Peace! I have found both by living the principles of the restored gospel, and I know that it is possible for every single person on this earth to find the same if they truly seek it. In a changing world, our Savior is constant and so is His church.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by sharing it and by helping others around me! I have been called to be the compassionate service coordinator in our congregation. This means that when a temporal need arises (meals, taking care of someone after surgery, etc.) I am the one who will coordinate these efforts. I have found this calling incredibly rewarding. Helping those around me with things they cannot provide for themselves has taught me how blessed I am and helps me to feel God's love for myself and for all of His children. I also serve as a visiting teacher. A visiting teacher is a woman age 18 or over who is assigned to visit certain members of your ward (or congregation) monthly. I have been blessed with a wonderful companion that accompanies me on these visits. Through visiting teaching, I know that the Lord helps me to bless the lives of those I serve. I have gained many lasting friendships while participating in the blessings of this divinely inspired program.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Mynnette K.
No. Each member is encouraged to prayerfully select and vote for political candidates that represent the values that are important to each of us individually. Our decision in this matter is personal and not regulated by our church leaders. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Mynnette K.
All tithes and offerings are used for the building of the kingdom of God. No clergy is paid with these funds. They go to support local programs and for the upkeep of buildings owned by the church. They are also used to help pay for the missionary efforts of the church around the world. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Mynnette K.
All faith should be based upon our Savior, Jesus Christ. He made it possible for each of us to repent because of His Atonement. It is only by and through Him that we can return to live again with our Father in Heaven. See John 17:3. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Mynnette K.
Wards, stakes and branches are all different sizes of congregations in the church. Wards and branches are the smallest size of congregations. These congregations are groups of people living close together. These are the people that you would attend church meetings with each Sunday. Stakes are groups of wards and branches that are in the same geographic area. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Mynnette K.
You can personally know the truth of the gospel by meeting with the missionaries and being taught the lessons they have prepared for you. Through study and prayer and by exercising your faith, you will know that your Savior loves you and that His church has been restored to this earth by Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830. If you are interested in learning more, please visit mormon.org, click on "Ask a Question" then choose "Have missionaries contact me". Show more Show less