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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, and Native American Lamanite. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a stay-at-home wife and mom with two beautiful and talented children. I enjoy staying at home, and being a mother is a very rewarding career. I taught elementary school a few years before I became a mother. I value my college education and still use much of the wisdom and knowledge I gained in school, though I am not earning money.  

Why I am a Mormon

 I did much of my growing up in Utah, though I did not join the Church until I was in my early twenties. The love I had for my future husband was what began the "desire" that Alma talks about in the Book of Mormon in chapter 32. When missionaries came to my apartment, I was not interested in what they had to say, but felt it would be rude to send them away. They challenged me to read this section of the scriptures and then go alone in my room to pray. I felt embarrassed, but did it anyway. The Holy Ghost came to me and gave me a physical and emotional sensation I will never forget. I knew then it was true! I was able to plant the seed of faith in my heart which has grown into a great tree now! Despite the distance it has caused with my extended family, my choice to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been the best decision I have ever made. I am very happy to be a part of God's kingdom on the earth. I have witnessed miracles and received great blessings. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and perfect example. I am grateful to have the opportunity to listen to prophets who are in communication with Heavenly Father and receive direction specifically relevant to us at this time. The companionship of the Holy Ghost is my greatest treasure as He teaches, guides, and comforts me and fills me with great joy. I have learned to feel peace and happiness even when life is difficult and painful.

How I live my faith

 I sing in the choir and play my violin occasionally during meetings. I have had the opportunity to teach the children and women's group. I am serving now as an assistant den leader for the Boy Scouts. I am also participating in our ward garden, where we are learning a somewhat lost art and sharing the labor. I love to share my talents and time with my church family. I have built many close friendships.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kelly
Everything there is belongs to God. He is happy to share it with us. He gives us all that we need and much of what we want. He requires that we give back 10% of our income to Him. It is His in the first place, so if we don't pay tithing, we are robbing Him. By obeying the law of tithing, we are able to receive great blessings. Often our faithful payment of tithes will open opportunities for more money to come to us, but more often, I think, the blessings are more of a spiritual kind, and worth more than the money we paid. Tithing is used responsibly by the Church to pay for building up the kingdom of God and keeping it running well. Show more Show less