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Hi I'm Kathy

I am a wife, a mother, a school volunteer, a Girl Scout leader and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Utah by wonderful parents. I have three sisters. I’ve been married for 29 years to my best friend in the whole world. We have four beautiful children, two boys and two girls. We have lived in Utah, Texas, Illinois and Ohio. I frequently volunteer time at my daughter’s school. I am a marching band parent and a soccer mom. I have been a Girl Scout leader for 16 years! I love singing in our church choir, reading a good book when I have a few minutes and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I found out for myself that the doctrines and principles taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are true. Growing up, my parents were not active in the Church, but I had friends who were. They encouraged me to attend youth meetings and activities. When I was in 9th grade I was attending seminary (a religion class for high school age youth in the church). Our course of study that year was the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Our instructor encouraged us to read and pray about that book of scripture to find out for ourselves if the teachings contained therein were true. I did as I had been asked and received a warm, peaceful feeling in my heart and mind that the things I had read were true. That was the beginning of my testimony and it has grown and developed as I have tried to live the teachings of Jesus Christ by serving Him and those around me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a way that will bring happiness and peace to those around me. Throughout my life I have served in many different capacities in the church and in the community. I love being around people! At the present time I am serving in a leadership position in the women’s organization of the church (Relief Society). In my spare time I enjoy indexing historical records for familysearch.org to help those who are searching for records of their families.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kathy
We are just like you! We come from all walks and stations of life. We have varying talents, interests and abilities. We represent many different nationalities and cultures. We speak various languages. But we are more alike than different. We have the many of the same hopes and dreams for the future as you do. We love our families and hope, pray and work for the best for them and ourselves. We are daughters of God, just like you! We work together as equal partners with our husbands to care for our families and raise our children. We work as equal partners with other good men and women in the church to bring about God's purposes. Our roles and responsibilities as men and women may vary but all are equal in the sight of God. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Kathy
Because of my work in the women’s organization of the church or the Relief Society, I have had the opportunity to see the welfare services of the Church in action and see the blessings that it can bring to the lives of individuals and families. The purpose of the welfare program of the Church is to help families and individuals become self sufficient, to be able to provide all that their family needs. Once their needs are met, they, in turn, will be able to help others. The church may provide assistance with temporal needs such as food or clothing, assist people in finding employment or provide counseling services when needed. All these things are done to help individuals find peace and joy in this life. When our temporal needs are met, it is much easier to concentrate on the greater spiritual aspects of our lives. Show more Show less