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Hi I'm Kaya

I am from Indiana. I love being a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I am a mom and wife foremost. I work at a Catholic School as an Orton-Gillingham specialist for children with reading difficulties. I love history, politics, reading, cooking, competivite walking, swimming and hiking. I am the Primary President in my ward and love the calling and the children I serve. I have been married for 18 years to my wonderful sweetie and have three wonderful boys who are 12, 9, and 7. I have a terrific life and am so grateful for the blessings Heavenly Father has given me that allow me to love and serve in my church, school, and community.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel it is what Heavenly Father and Jesus want me to do with my life, so I will be able to come back and live with them and all the wonderful family members and friends I have in my life. To me Latter-day Saint doctrine makes sense and it helps me know what I need to do to one day reach my perfected self. It helps me "be good and do good things" for myself, my family, and those around me in my ward and community. I love the gospel and the way it helps me change me for the better.

How I live my faith

Since I work in a Catholic School, I am able to speak of my faith often. It is a great blessing to be able to express my love of Heavenly Father and Jesus on a daily basis to my students, the faculty, and staff and support them, in building their own faith in Christ. I live my faith with my family in teaching my children the importance of living a Christ like life. I try to be a good example of faithful living to everyone I meet by living gospel principles to the best of my ability. Since I am the Primary President of my ward, I have the wonderful opportunity to testify of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ weekly to the children. I also help the Scouting program personally because I want the young men of the primary to be prepared for their priesthood roles as they grow up. I also this year, have started to be politically active in my state by helping a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives get elected to office. I feel the principles of thrift, personal responsibility, and service that are taught in the church need to be represented in our elected officials so I am helping someone who believes in these principles get elected. 

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

To help those who have passed on to have that all important baptism and other ordinance work they weren't able to have here when they were alive. Just as Jesus Christ was a proxy for us with the atonement we are able to be proxies for those who have gone before us that did not have the opportunity to accept baptism done by one with proper authority to perform the baptism and other ordinances. By doing this, no one is left out of God's presence who is willing to accept the precious gifts given to us by our Savior. It is a wonderful way to honor those ancestors who have come before us that did not have the wonderful opportunities of the gospel that we in the latter days enjoy. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

We have 12 apostles because that is the way the primitive church was set up when Christ was on the earth. Through Joseph Smith the organization of the primitive church was set up again in our time. I am grateful that Jesus uses the same organization that he had when he was walking the earth. It was important then and it is just as important now. Especially now since our time has become very confusing and distracting. Twelve apostles that are special witnesses are very important to testify of true principles that will get us back to the presence of our Father in Heaven. I for one am very grateful for them and the counsel they provide in our day. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

The husband and wife are a team in the household. The husband should be the provider for the family financially and the wife the nurturer of the children. However, this may not always be possible due to life circumstance. It is important that the husband take a leadership role in the household in conjunction with his wife. Because husbands and wives are the examples children use to attain these roles themselves, it is important that the home is filled with kindess, love, support, and service within the context of expectations determined by the parents using eternal principles. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

To help people to help themselves. When the welfare system is administered correctly the person who receives help retains their dignity by working for the assistance in a way that they are able to contribute. Show more Show less