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Hi I'm Katie G.

I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and a daughter of God. I love to share my talents with others through my blogs, and service.

About Me

I am the author of 2 popular blogs providing Relief Society sisters with tips, handouts and ideas that help to motivate them to get their Visiting teaching done each month. I understand how important it is to be a good visiting teacher. Through my blogs, my creative side generates simple but fun ways to present the monthly Visiting Teaching message including printable handouts, bookmarks, or simple little gifts to make and take with you. It is a fun way for me to be creative and since I am, I like to share with my sisters all over the world. Besides my passion for Visiting Teaching, my husband and I have just completed a 3 year mission in the LDS Addiction Recovery program. What a blessing this mission has been in our lives and in the lives of others. We truly understand how much our Heavenly Father loves ALL of his children and wants each and every one of them to return home to him one day. Currently I am serving as a service mission as a team member of the LDS.org Response team. It is a wonderful way to give back to the Lord. I am a wife, a mother and grandmother and that has been my chosen profession for a lifetime. Now that my children are raised, and having children of their own, I use my time and talents in other different ways. I am a published author, and writer, graphic designer and the Bishops wife. I thank my Heavenly Father for His loving guidance all throughout my life. He has blessed me with wisdom, talents, patience, compassion and so much more.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family 50+ years ago. As I attended my church meetings I learned about the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ. As long as I can remember I have understood that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I love Him. I have always known that I can pray to Him and He would be there to listen to me. I need His guidance and direction in my life. I have a deep testimony of the divinity of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and for the ultimate gift and sacrifice He has given to me. It has taken me many years to fully appreciate just how marvelous of a gift His atonement is. The Atonement, reminds me that I must daily repent and live a more Christ like life. His sacrifice made eternal life possible for me and for my family. I know that if I will but turn my life and will over to my Heavenly Father, He will direct my paths. He knows so much more about me than I do. What more capable hands could there be to put my life in than His? I love my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and I love my Heavenly Father, and I know that they love me too.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with so many opportunities to serve in this church throughout my life. Each service opportunity provides me the ability to enrich the talents that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I believe that "Service" is the only feel good drug a body needs because when we are in the service of others, the natural response is good feelings. Many years ago when my family lived in a different State, the Bishops wife began to sink into depression. Several really hard things happened in their family and she was suffering though she continued to have faith and prayed to God for help and strength. One day, she decided to go visit the sisters in the Convalescent center that was located in our ward boundaries and a marvelous thing happened. As she reached out and talked to, brushed the hair and just visited with these sweet and lonely sisters, her sadness and depression lifted. This service gave her purpose and as she became a bright spot in their lonely lives, her life was filled with a renewed joy and peace. This sweet sister bore her testimony the following Sunday, that service can lift burdens, and truly make you happy. From that moment on, our ward began to serve more at the Convalescent center, and I can testify for my own family, that we loved the opportunity we had to go and serve there too. My children developed compassion and tenderness in their hearts for the elderly. Service is a feel good drug, and the only one we ever need to take.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Katie G.
Mormons build beautiful Temples just like they did in so many years ago. Important ordinances are done in the temple, that need to be done in this eathly estate. Mormons go to the temples to do proxy work for those ancestors and others who have died without the opportunity to choose to do these ordinances. We believe that they will be given the opportunity in the next life to accept the ordinances that are being done for them here on this earth. They will be free to choose for themselves if they want to accept what has been done for them, or not. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Katie G.
There is one thing that is on this earth that is eternal.... just one thing. We can't take our clothes, money, cars, our homes and mortal belongings with us when we die. The only thing we will get to enjoy that we enjoyed on earth, are the relationships that we had with our family. Families can be together after death. It is our Heavenly Fathers plan. I have a quote that I always say about family and that is "My family.... and that's what it's all about!" There is nothing on this earth that can take the place of family, and what we do here will bless our lives even after we die. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Katie G.
Nope... we help everyone. I remember moving to a different state many years back, and I wanted to meet my neighbors. I baked a large batch of cookies and took a plate of them accross the street. The neighbor was so surprised that I would bake these cookies for a total stranger. She said... "Who does this?" I said, "I do, and I can't wait to get to know my neighbors." This simple act of kindness grew our friendship. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Katie G.
What is a Christian? My answer is that a Christian is a believer and follower of Christ. Are Mormons Christian? You better believe it, and our church is even named after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are "The Church of Jesus christ of Latter-day saints." Show more Show less