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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it!

About Me

I'm a college graduate and stay-at-home mom. I love learning new baking, crafting and homemaking skills. I used to work full time, and although I miss the money, I wouldn't trade being home with my son for anything. I work outside the home once a week just for fun and it's the perfect amount. I love to travel with my husband and go out for a date every Friday night. I dreamed of a simple life and The Lord has blessed me with just that. I am so blessed!

Why I am a Mormon

Despite being born into a Mormon family, there came a time in my life when I needed to know for myself if being a Mormon was right, and if the church really was Christ's only true and correct church on the earth. I've had many small and simple experiences attending church and youth activities, as well as my missionary service, where my feelings told me that being a member of the church was right. Sometimes I would be sitting in church, listening to a speaker express their feelings about being a Mormon, and I would feel a warm confirming feeling that what they were telling me was true. Sometimes this reaction would make me cry tears of joy. Other times I would be reading the Book of Mormon about Christ's visitation to the American Continent, and I felt a burning in my heart that what I was reading was true. All of these small and simple experiences were confirmations over and over that being a Mormon was what God wanted me to be, and how I could be most happy in my life.

How I live my faith

I have been an active member of the church my whole life. I was blessed with a loving family and church leaders who helped shape my faith. I wanted to teach others what I knew to be true, so I volunteered to serve a mission for 18 months when I was 21. I learned so much and had many challenges. I have been able to teach the youth and women of the church many of the experiences I had on my mission and things I learned. One of the most important lessons I learned was about loving others, especially those I don't know very well. This can be challenging at times, especially when you don't have things in common or are just different. I learned to respect and love those who are different than me, and tried to see them as children of God. The world needs the gospel of Jesus Christ to teach people to love and respect one another, despite the differences that exist. The world would be a much more peaceful place with this knowledge.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kathryn
God loves all his children and wants them to return to live with Him one day. The only way this is possible is to make covenants or promises to God and participate in saving ordinances here on earth. These promises pledge our allegiance to him, his commandments, and his plan of salvation. The first covenant and saving ordinance we participate in is baptism. Christ was baptized not because he was a sinner, but to show obedience to God the Father and to be an example for us. We follow Christ's example and are baptized as well. The difference between being baptized in the Mormon church and other churches, is we are baptized my immersion by someone who has priesthood authority from God. No other church on this earth has that authority but the Mormon church. Because there are many millions of people who have lived on the earth but were not able to be baptized by one who has the authority to do so, we are baptized in their behalf in Mormon Temples. God desires all of his children to return to him, and we give those people who have died the opportunity to be baptized, ever mindful that they have their free agency to accept that baptism or not. Show more Show less