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Hi I'm Kay

I've always lived in the Southeast United States, but recently moved to Missouri. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A mother of three grown children and grandmother to two lovely granddaughters and a granddog, I love to read - mysteries are among my favorites. I recently started tai chi classes and volunteer at the local senior center.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and of the restored church. I was baptized with my family when I was 9 years old, but never really was able to attend services that much before my mother, my sister, brother and I moved to an area that didn't have a meetinghouse close by. Even without the support of continued fellowship, I never forgot the good feelings I had when the missionaries taught me about the plan of salvation. Remembering those feelings, I searched out the church when I became older and was able to find a nearby ward where I began attending services and again experienced the good feeling that comes with following our Savior's plan. This let me know that my earlier testimony was true and gave me a good foundation to continue to learn and grow in the gospel. Life hasn't always been easy, but I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and has a plan for me. In addition to many challenges, my family and I have received a multitude of blessings. During some of the challenging times - like after my divorce - I haven't always been as faithful in following the commandments as I could have been, but I know that I am happier and more at peace when I follow the Lord's teachings and am faithful to my covenants.

How I live my faith

Over the years, I've had many different callings - or jobs - in the church. I've taught or served as a leader in the women's, young women's and children's programs, worked in the public relations organization, and worked as a custodian. Currently, in my ward, I'm the Committee Chairman for the Venturing Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America. I attend monthly meetings and help the Venturing Scout leader make sure the program for the Venturing Scouts is as good as possible. I'm also a Visiting Teacher. This means that I and a female companion visit a specified group of other women in our church on a regular basis to be friends with them and help as needed. Sometimes we help with household or other chores or bring in food during times of illness. Sometimes all that's needed is a friendly visit. I've also volunteered in my community. At one time, I was a Pink Lady at the local hospital; another I was a guide at a historical site in the small town I lived in. More recently, I've worked a couple of hours a week at the senior center.