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Hi I'm Kathleen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of 41 years, a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 9. I love spending time with my family, they are the best, and a source of great happiness in my life. I love to read and study! I can’t go through a day without spending at least a little time in a book. My favorite topics are the scriptures, history, particularly early American history—the Revolutionary War period, historical and science fiction. My husband Lloyd is the love of my life; he is a wonderful, faithful and steady influence. We love to travel together especially to visit historic areas of the country. I work full time as an executive assistant/office manager for a non-profit organization. I love my job, it is very rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Utah to a mother who is a member and a father who wasn’t. He joined the church when I was 7 and baptized me at the age of 8. I grew up in the church both at home and in the small mostly Mormon community where we lived. My parents were loving and faithful members of the Church. They took us to church weekly and taught us the gospel; it was here that I first gained a deep love for the scriptures. I have never doubted that the Church is true, but have studied much and prayed long to gain and keep a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This testimony burns brightly in my heart. Being a member of the Church is central to my life and touches every aspect of it. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily prospect. My husband and I study the scriptures and pray together daily. We also study and pray independently. I have served in many ways in the Church through the years teaching children and youth, serving in the women’s organization, and producing the newsletter and Sunday bulletin for our ward. The past 10 years my husband and I have served as workers in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. This has brought some incredible blessings to our lives; bringing us closer as a couple and closer to our Heavenly Father. It also helps us teach our grandchildren the importance of temples and families. We hope to serve a mission for the Church one day.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are places where heaven touches earth. They are places of peace and prayer, learning and covenant making. It is there that we participate in the ordinances that will bring us back to our Heavenly Father together as families. The ordinances performed in the temple are baptism for those deceased ancestors that did not have a chance to be taught the gospel during their lifetime. During the endowment we are taught the purpose of our lives, God’s plan for His children and we make covenants with Him to live the gospel and serve with our whole hearts to help build the Kingdom of God. We come to understand that through the atonement of Christ we can return to live in God’s presence as families. The crowning ordinance of the temple is the sealing where a couple kneel at an alter and are married for eternity and their children are sealed to them by a man who holds the priesthood and has the authority to perform sealings. I have served as a worker in the Mesa Temple for over nine years; my life has been richly blessed through this service. Being in the temple often has given me an eternal perspective, has brought me closer to my Father in Heaven and has given me strength to endure the trials that have come to my life. It is a place where I can come away from the chaos of the world and pray and receive answers to the tough questions. It is a wonderful comfort to know that I am sealed to my husband and family and that we will be together for eternity. Show more Show less