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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the first in my family to graduate from college with a BA in Education. I have taught school over 20 years, mostly 3rd and 4th graders. Music has always been important to me, something my mother instilled in me. When I was young I learned to play the saxophone and marched in my school band. I have sung in choirs in school and participated in school and community musical productions. For years my mother took me with her to sing The Messiah in the community choir. It was a requirement in college to learn how to play the ukulele. Beside giving me a great deal of pleasure, I have taught many, many children in school how to play the ukulele. I have been married almost 39 years, have raised four children and am loving being a bubby (grandma) to eight grandchildren. I enjoy sewing dress-ups for my grandchildren and things like tooth fairy pillows. And I love participating in the Church!! Currently, I am a missionary in Historic Kirtland, Ohio.

Why I am a Mormon

At age 16 I followed a suggestion to visit services in other churches. That's when I got my own testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the true and living Church on earth. As I listened to sermons in other churches, I felt as though they were never finished. There were missing parts. And I knew the rest-of-the-story! I began to see then and have realized more and more through my life that the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are no missing parts. As a Mormon, I hold the ordinances sacred which have partnered me with Christ. I love the commandments He has set for us to follow. I find peace and strength in following His plan. I understand why He atoned for us so we can be redeemed.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given my life meaning and purpose and it's been a wonderful way to live.Throughout my life I have served in the church as callings came to me. My first calling as a youth was teaching songs to children about the Savior. Over the years I have been involved with programs for women, youth and children including organizing girls' camps, Cub Scouts, special dinners, conferences and programs. After teaching school four years at age 27, I served a mission in the Canada Vancouver Mission. My husband and I served two years in the LDS Employment Center as service missionaries - a great experience! I love the Lord and enjoy serving in His most remarkable Church.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Death has always been a part of my life: age 8, a grandpa; age 10, a sister; a younger brother when he was 44; and others over the years. Death stared me in the face as a malignant melanoma when my own children were very little. These events filled me with questions and I turned to prayer for answers. My grandpa, sister, brother, and parents are "alive and well" in a sacred place we call the Spirit World. Though our mortal body is dead, our spirit is eternal for we are children of God. Through His atonement, Jesus Christ provided the free gift of resurrection when our spirit and body will be reunited, never to experience death again. We will be reunited with our loved ones because Families Are Forever. Show more Show less