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Hi I'm Kathy

I love Boise State football, I am a recipe collector and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Boise, Idaho. I grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon, just outside of Boise. I learned to play the piano as a child. I enjoy cross stitching and crocheting. I enjoy cooking and I have been an avid recipe collector all my life. Its a great hobby of mine. Much of my life, I have worked in food services in one form or another. In 1984, I served a full time mission in South Australia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2012, I returned home from serving an 18 month mission in the Canada Winnipeg Mission as the Mission office secretary. I loved both of my missions. I have also participated in the Nauvoo pageant twice and the British pageant once. Being in the pageant is beyond words. I can't really express how deeply it has affected me as a person. Truly life changing. I am currently preparing to serve another 18 month mission for the church in the Kansas, Wichita mission as the Mission office secretary. One of my very favorite past times is watching Boise State Football! I got married in the Jordan River Temple when I was 30 years old and became a widow at 42. I have 3 step children and 4 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members of the church and so I was raised in the mormon church. However, when I was a teenager, I had questions of my own and felt a need to find out for myself if the things I'd been taught were true. My parents knew they were true, but now I needed to know. I was in my 20's and I remember one day reading about Joseph Smith. As I read, I had a feeling come over me that was so strong, and I knew for myself that he was a true prophet and the church was absolutely true. I have learned for myself that it is all true and that it brings me greater joy than anything in the world. I know it is possible for families to be together forever, in our very own families! I love it! I know it is all true.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the church organization. One thing I have loved the most is teaching children the church primary songs. I believe the hymns can teach and comfort better and faster than almost anything else. I have received answers to prayers through the hymns. I have played the organ and piano in church services. I also love teaching others about the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you had something that you knew would help someone else and knew it would bring more joy to their life, wouldn't you want to share it? Why would I keep something that has eternal blessings to myself? That is how I feel. I have taught the youth and especially loved my mission in Canada.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

The word "baptism" is from a Greek word meaning to immerse. We are baptized by immersion as was Jesus. We believe that baptism is the gate by which we enter that leads us back to our Heavenly Father. We know that Christ was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He set the example for us. If He, who was without sin was baptized to fulfill all righteousness, then how important it must be for us, to be baptized for the remission of our sins and set our feet on the straight and narrow path. We also believe baptism is very sacred and must be done by one holding the proper authority. Again, Christ set the example. He went to John the Baptist to be baptized of Him because he was the one who had been given that authority to baptize the Savior. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are very sacred places where members can go to be sealed together as families forever. We believe that in the temple and through the proper authority, families can be sealed together forever. Meaning, we can have that same family unit after we die. Death doesn't have to be a permanent separation from family, but only temporary. We can also worship and find peace in the temples. Show more Show less