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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm a Mormon. After over 30 years of being away, I recently became active again. I have my recommend and volunteer at the Temple

About Me

I am a 62 year old recently separated from my husband of 30 some odd years and mother of 3 grown children. A son and grandson in Nevada. A son & daughter in law with two grandsons and a daughter with a grandson in Colorado. One son passed away in 1995 of aplastic anemia. I love going to church and to the Temple. When I am at the Temple I feel very close to my Heavenly Father and feel that I get very quick answers to my prayers. I was born in South Dakota, but my Mom always told me I was born with wheels under me. I have lived in Wyoming, California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. I drove truck over the road for about 10 years and loved it. I have owned my own restaurant and loved dealing with the customers but not with the employees. I have an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting and worked in doctors offices for about 20 years. When I make a friend I keep them forever and I have one 4 friends that have been in my life for about 50 years and two that have been with me for about 30 years. I recently before I left Nevada made 2 more friends through the church that I know will be with me for the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized 1 January 1970 but I joined the church to be able to raise my children in the same religion as my husband who was Mormon. Not long after we went to the Temple in 1974 our marriage fell apart and I found myself in a small town far from Utah with no church to guide me through this time. Though I don't think I was looking for much guidance as I had given up on the church when my marriage ended. I thought without my husband I couldn't go to the Temple and be a real part of the church. A new marriage and a new life brought me to Nevada 30 years later. After a failed business, I decided I needed church back in my life and I attended several here with friends of mine, but soon learned in my heart I was and always would be a Mormon. I started attending Sacrament regularly as I was caring for my mother who was very ill. When she passed away I then went to Sunday School and Relief Society. The People of our ward welcomed me with open hearts and arms. I wanted my Temple recommend but kept putting off asking the Bishop. One Sunday I got a call to go see him and he offered me a class to refresh my knowledge of the Temple. I go to the Temple weekly and also volunteered there.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is so easy, though I am the only one living in my house who is a memeber of the church. I was at the Temple so much I decided to volunteer there and I work at the Temple for about 6 hours every Saturday. I have found some new close friends in the church and they have given me books and tons of encouragement to live life as our Father in Heaven intended me to do. I read scriptures every day. I have always prayed and can't face a whole day without many prayers for guidance all day long. There are a few long term goals I have asked for, like bringing my husband, children and grandchildren to the church, but I can see him working on them and I know that he will find a way to accomplish this. Having faith is what keeps me going.

Are Mormons Christians?

When someone says we are not Christians, they are just mislead. We are called Mormons because of the Book of Mormon but the name of the church is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. We believe in the attonment and that we must confess our sins and be baptized just as Jesus was. Show more Show less