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Hi I'm Kami

I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother. I grew up as a member of the church, but my family was "non-traditional" because I was raised by a single mother. My father left the church when I was 12 years old. The stigma of divorce and the trials of being raised with out a father were hard. We faced judgement even within our own religion. As a child, I noticed some of the "traditional" families take special care in monitoring their children's relationships with us. In my dating years, I would hear many parents counsel their son's, "you shouldn't date a girl whose parent's were divorced." Times have changed and divorce is more common even in the church. The trials I experienced growing up gave me reason to seek out why I was here on earth and what the purpose of my life was. I was forced to seek comfort. And I found it as I learned more about the gospel taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I learned that I can face any trial with the help of God and Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first a member of the Church because that is how I was raised. But now, I know that all the happiness and all the good in my life come because of my knowledge of the Savior Jesus Christ and his Gospel which has been restored to the earth and is found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm a Mormon because I want to raise my children with a sense of who they are, and the purpose of their lives. I continue to live my religion because am committed to live as I think Jesus Christ wants me to.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by waking up each day and saying a prayer. I thank my Father in Heaven that I can be a wife and mother. I thank Him for our health and happiness and I seek His help in my day. I often ask God to help me manage the many tasks I have in our home, in my community and as member of my church. I especially ask for specific help to raise each of my children as they need to be raised and to help them in each of their individual trials. Our family starts each morning with prayer and ends each morning with prayer. We also read the scriptures daily. We are active in our church. I work with the youth of our congreation, mainly the young girls ages 12-18. I teach them gospel centered lessons on Sundays and I meet with them weekly in activities. This summer my husband and I have been assigned to accompany the youth on a three-day pioneer trek. We will the the Ma and Pa of a pioneer family with about 5-6 youth as our "children" and we will pull a handcart approximately 25 miles. It is a way for our youth to gain a greater appreciation for the early members of our church and to grow closer to God through accomplishing something challenging and hard.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Kami
We come to learn about our Heavenly Father by speaking to Him through prayer. You can pray to Him in your mind and heart, as well as kneeling or sitting down to pray. You can address him by His name and end your prayer in the name of His son, Jesus Christ. We learn about Heavenly Father by reading the sacred texts that speak of Him. The scriptures. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. We learn about Heavenly Father by seeking to have Faith in Him. By trusting Him and seeking His influence in your life daily. We learn more about Heavenly Father as we try to follow our natural instincts of right and wrong. I believe as we continually seek to do good we will be lead to know more about who God is and what His purpose is in our lives. Show more Show less