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Hi I'm Kami

I'm a wife and mom of two. I stay at home and work part-time. I enjoy dancing, singing, planning, computering. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am happily married with two children. My husband and I have a son and a daughter whom we love with all our hearts. Our son was born with Unicoronal Craniosynostosis and underwent cranial surgery when he was 5 and a half months old. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 16 and have been blessed, for the most part, to be in remission. I've always loved to dance but only in my adult years have I pursued some training in ballet and lyrical dance styles which I really love! I also have a life-long love of singing (especially a cappella) and I'm learning to play the piano better by practicing hymns. My husband and I enjoy target shooting together and improving our self defense skills. Our family activities include playing outside, riding the train, and visiting family. I'm blessed to be able to work part-time (for a mortgage company) from home while I take care of our children and while my husband works full-time. I received an Associates Degree from a local community college in general studies after 4 years of taking classes and switching majors; first music (vocal emphasis), then psychology, then "I don't know." I put God first and my family before everything else. I love my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS but didn't always go to church, as my family didn't go very often either. My 16th birthday fell on a Sunday and for some reason I decided to go to church that day. I remembered that in Primary (Sunday School for children ages 3-11) we got pencils on our birthday and it made me feel special. My testimony started growing as I had the desire to learn what the truth is. I made changes that helped me and my life be more in line with the Savior and His teachings. I know that I am a child of God, and that He cares about me, as He does all His children. The knowledge I have of the fullness of truth, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, helps me look forward to the future with hope. It helps me overcome challenges and trials in my life, and brings me great joy and a true happiness. I know that following the Savior is the only way to find real and lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my life the way I do because of my faith. I participate in worshiping and service in church every Sunday and throughout each month. I strive to develop my relationship with God each day by communicating with Him in prayer and studying His word in the scriptures and from modern day prophets and apostles. I try to be a little better each day and a little more like Christ than I was the day before. My husband and son and I pray and study the scriptures together every day. One night each week my little family gathers together at home and we have a family home evening where we discuss the Gospel and how it applies to our lives and spend quality time together as a family. My husband and I teach a youth Sunday School class on Sundays. We love helping them come a little closer to the Savior each week. I also have the opportunity to visit a few other women who live near me on a regular basis and get to know them and discuss the Gospel with them.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Kami
In latter-days, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was restored and organized by Joseph Smith with the direct authority from Jesus Christ. "Mormon" is a nickname for the Church because of The Book of Mormon, which we revere as additional scripture and another book of testimony of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the original founder of this church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same church Jesus set up when He was on the earth, which had to be restored since the authority of His church had left the earth with the deaths of Him and His apostles. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Kami
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is His sacrifice for all of us. He suffered for all our sins, that we might not have to ourselves and so we could repent and be washed clean because of the blood He spilt in Gethsemane. He felt all of our pains and sicknesses, so He might know how to succor us and help us through our own trials. He died on the cross and rose again on the third day which was to break the bands of death so that we might not be stuck after our own deaths, but that we might be able to also be resurrected and have our spirits and bodies reunitied eternally. Jesus was the only One capable of overcoming these things on our behalf because He was born of Mary, a human, and the Son of a God. He was mortal, but had the power of God within Him, and because of His godliness He was able to be perfect on the earth, to live His life without any sin. Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we would have no way to remove our sins from ourselves and would live forever in those sins and as a result would not be able to have the guidance of the Holy Ghost and we would not be worthy to stand in God's presence. Also, we would be forever separated from our bodies after death, unable to acheive the glory and happiness our Father in Heaven has prepared for us (and will give us if we live worthy of it). I am so grateful for Jesus Christ's Atonement which makes it possible for me to be washed clean from my sins and to live in heaven with my Heavenly Father and my family forever. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Kami
The Temple is God's house. God's ways are not the ways of the world. To be admitted into the Temple of God there are certain requirements one must attain. Because it is God's house, there are specific standards put in place by God Himself for us to be able to be admitted into His Temple. It is because of this, because the temple is sacred, that only some people are allowed to enter in. The temple is not a secret place; it's doors are open to any and all who will complete the required prerequisites, namely baptism into God's true church, and live up to the standards God has given us to live by. All who will make themselves worthy to enter may do so. It is like having to finish high school before being admitted into a university. We must prepare ourselves to enter into God's house. In the temple we first participate in sacred ordinances for ourselves, and then perform these sacred ordinances by proxy for those who have died without receiving those ordinances. Baptisms and family sealings, which are ordinances necessary for one's personal and family salvation, are examples of the ordinances we do as proxy for those who are dead. The temple is a place of learning where we learn of God's plan of happiness and the plan He has for us individually as we ponder on the things of God and feel the Holy Spirit and listen to His promptings. It is a place where we can be the closest to God on the earth and can most easily feel His influence to guide us in our lives. Show more Show less