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Hi I'm Kathleen

I was raised in Idaho. I am a mother of six children. I teach violin, viola, and cello lessons, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of six and grandmother of twenty-two. When our youngest child was four I went back to school to finish my degree in music education. While raising our children I supplemented my husband's income by teaching private violin lessons. I also taught middle school band for three years. My greatest joys and goals all have to do with family. My family is more important to me than any degree or financial goals. My husband and I left everything we were doing after he retired to serve a mission for our church. It was a great experience. We met and got to know so many wonderful people. We were filmers in the family history department. And now, after getting my private studio all built up again, we are leaving all and accepting another call to serve another full-time mission. Why are we doing this? Because we love the Lord and want to serve him by serving our fellowman.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ at a very young age. My parents and grandparents were all active members of the church. They taught me the teachings of ancient and latter-day prophets. As I have studied and practiced my religion with a true and honest heart, praying sincerely to God for answers, I have come to know for myself that God does live, that He loves me, and that Jesus is the Christ. I also know through continued study and prayer that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the face of the earth today, and that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are the word of God.

How I live my faith

At church I work in the Primary, which is for children from 18 months through 11 years. I enjoy working with the children, and getting to know them. I especially love it when they get to know me and say hello to me. I am the secretary and keep track of the attendance rolls and give support to the Primary presidency. I am also a visiting teacher, and with my visiting teaching companion go to the home of four sisters each month. We share a gospel message and recognize them in their achievements and their special days. We also are there to help them in their time of need.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

It behooves every individual to learn to take care of himself/herself. This is true because the greatest satisfaction and joys in life come from being self-reliant. We grow and develop the most when we are actively learning to provide for ourselves. Emergency preparedness is important because we understand that hard times will come in one form or another. It is part of our mortal experience. So that we don't fall apart and crumble under the difficulties, we are taught to be prepared. Show more Show less