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Hi I'm Keri

I am a convert who grew up in Idaho and a stay at home mom of five. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 40+ year old mom of five. My oldest son is married and has his first child, my twin daughters are both currently serving missions in the U.S., my second son is in college, and my youngest daughter is in high school. I stay at home full time and love to read, make scrapbooks, make handmade cards and other crafts, and visit with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church at age 24 after marrying a member of the faith. I was raised in a quaker church since early childhood and already believed in Jesus Christ. I began asking my husband questions that he didn't know how to answer, and then he suggested I talk to the missionaries to get my questions answered. I started talking to them while pregnant with my twins and agreed to be baptized after the first lesson. I also stated that it would have to wait until after they were born in a few months. I continued with learning about the church and was baptised when the twins were about 7 weeks old. When I took the lessons, I was amazed at how everything I just naturally believed and felt to be true was exactly the same thing the church teaches, with the exception of knowing who Joseph Smith was and reading the Book of Mormon. After praying about it and thinking about what I learned, I just knew the church was true.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week, and participate as much as I can in church activities as well as encouraging my children to do the same. I have the job of planning our monthly get togethers for the women of the church in our area ages 18+. One night a month we have meetings for about an hour and a half when we learn things about homemaking, cooking, crafts/sewing, books, food storage, canning, raising children, service, or other things that we think the women in our group would be interested in. We visit and have snacks or sometimes a dinner and just have a good time getting to know each other. I have also taught the nursery children, ages 18 months to three years, taught cub scouts, and taught the young women girls ages 12 - 18. I have enjoyed all of these callings in my church and enjoy learning as much as I can about the scriptures and Jesus Christ.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Keri
No. We as members believe it is our duty to serve and help all mankind who are in need. The church has programs set up to help others in times of disasters or need in the community or nationally, or internationally. We help anyone regardless of religion. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Keri
This is the belief we have that sex is to be shared only between one man and one woman who are legally married to each other. It also encompasses the view that we do not live together without being married, that we do not believe in plural marriage, or same-sex marriage. It also means that we do not have sex without being married and that includes not having sex during the engagement period before marriage. I also believe it to mean that we should not have impure thought towards others when we are married. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Keri
 The missionaries are responsible to pay as much as they are able. If they aren't able to pay then their parents may pay as they are able. If the family is unable to pay then the church has funds that are donated by members of the church specifically for the purpose of helping missionaries who need it. Nobody who is willing to serve and is capable and worthy to serve would be turned away because of finances or lack thereof. Show more Show less