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Hi I'm Kati

I am a wife, a mom, and a teacher. I'm adopted, and we have 2 adopted, now teenaged, boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 47 years old. I love to sing. I love to identify birds and watch their behavior. I love watching a good movie with the family. I teach classes to high school students about how to get into the medical field. We have two dogs, a Boston Terrier, and a cute little mutt that looks like a long haired chihuahua. I have experienced many losses in my life. In fact, my own family is all deceased. I have a few cousins left, and now through open adoption, we have new family members. We are creating memories for our kids with them and with my husband's family.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember attending girls camp. During a campfire meeting, I felt certain that the Lord loved me. A short time after that, I had the feeling that I would serve a mission one day. That feeling never left me, and when I turned 21, I did serve that mission. I was called to serve in the England, Coventry Mission. I still know the church is true, but now I have facts to back up those feelings. I have the Book of Mormon to use as my guide.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect. In fact, feelings of inadequacy seem to surface more than other feelings, nevertheless, I try to live my life in service to others. I smile a lot, I try to be cheerful to all I meet, and I believe in being a grateful human. When I am happy and positive, others are the same.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kati
I think there are two simple answers. 1.Obedience to God. He has asked us in scripture to refrain from these substances, and to eat and drink things that are good for us. 2. Common sense, and science have shown us that these substances are harmful, so why should we use them? For me, it is that simple. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Kati
I pray to my Father in Heaven regularly. He answers me by allowing the Holy Spirit to whisper things to my mind. I feel these promptings often, and if I follow the promptings, my life is blessed. One concrete thing that I have always done: If someone in the home loses something, the first reaction is panic looking for the item. I remind my family to pray and ponder, and most often, the item is found very quickly. We asked God, and he dispatched the Spirit to tell us. One time, as a young wife, I lost control of myself, and in a fit of rage and anger, I threw something at my husband. After I threw it, I stormed out of the house, got in the car and started driving. As I was racing up the street, I heard the Holy Ghost, not whisper, but as a voice, say to me, "You were out of line. Turn the car around. You know what you need to do!" I did. I turned the car around, went home, and my very good man of a husband was packing. He was going to leave me, and believe me, after my bad behavior, he was justified. I went to him, I apologized, I told him I loved him and that I would never let myself get like that again, and begged for his forgiveness. He did forgive me, and I have never behaved like that again. I thank God, my Father, and the Holy Ghost for helping me to see the error of my ways, and for giving me guidance that changed my life. I will never forget the stern, but loving counsel that was imparted to me that day. Show more Show less