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Hi I'm Kaye

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in copper mining towns in Nevada. My parents divorce moved me to Reno, NV and on to Laie, Hawaii.

About Me

As a mother of four daughters, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grands I have gone back to school and graduated in May, 2013 with a BSW or Social Work degree. I am 68 years young and plan on more school on-line. Right now I am a care-giver for my 89 year old mom and her husband who is 84. As a caregiver I find time to renew my energies by gardening. This year I am learning how to care for a rose garden. I also photograph beautiful flowers.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be a member when I was fourteen years old. I love my Heavenly Father and although I have been in and out of activity over my married life I have always returned to learn "all that I know" in the Sunday school classes, the women's classes, and the youth classes I have taught. The Church music and the simplicity of the church organization makes sense to me. My Heavenly Father has a wonderful blueprint and is organized, which includes all the principles we need to live a happy life. Things like forgiveness, repentance, sacrifice, courage, compassion, faith, and truth are essential areas we need to be more informed about as children of God. Knowing about how to be good family member, a good friend to others, and ultimately using common sense and always prayer helps us to stand and admit: I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have served in many areas in the church. I consider being a mother my highest calling. My children were raised with the idea that they stand within a circle with our Savior, their parents, their faith, their extended family, school and church organization. They were taught to ask questions and expect options they would have to chose from. Service and working hard for what we want is necessary. Sharing in the programs of the church is also beneficial. Giving helps us learn how to receive and expand the circle of compassion that is so needed in our society yesterday and today.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Kaye
I believe we can influence the people in our immediate families to avoid literature, media and personal actions which lead away from the doctrines and teachings of our Savior and brother (J.C.) and the Church teachings. We want to live without guilt. That is something not possible if we choose to follow self-deprecating actions. Light mindedness includes teasing and trying to make a joke out of the temple of the body and shared relationships. I have never used any particular market strategy to get porn off of the magazine stands; but I can say no to using it or anything that would lead me to it such as being with others who do not follow the practice of no smoking, drinking, or as you read in singles ads "all the usual no's"...are not wanted. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kaye
I need a Savior because I have sinned. Sin is something we cannot overcome alone. We need a big brother, a father, to help us understand where we went wrong. Having a 'savior' gives us a direction, someplace to go to when we are overwhelmed. Our minds could invent such divinity but we do not use our potential and there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Christ lives. He died to bring us joy and salvation. There is no joy without opposition, repentance, recognition of His divinity and adherence to His enduring principles of salvation. Show more Show less