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Hi I'm Kaitlin Clark Lanham

I am a daughter, wife, mother and dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Folk Dancer. I am the 10th of 11 children in my family. My little brother has been a huge light for my family. He has Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele and is paralyzed from his waist down. The Spirit is so strong with him and he has helped my testimony grow so much. Being a wife to my wonderful husband has been such a blessing. After serving a mission my husband and I worked on our relationship from 2,000+ miles apart. We were sealed in 2013 in the Provo Utah Temple. A few months after being married we felt the prompting to start our family earlier than we had originally planned. Going to the temple and feeling a confirmation to do so has been the biggest blessing in our lives. Our daughter was born 13 months after we were married. She has been a wonderful way to help me grow closer to the Lord. Because of her, I have a better relationship with my Father in Heaven. With His help I am able to learn how to teach my children to follow Christ. I went to BYU and as a dance major got involved in the International Folk Dance program. Through this wonderful program I have been able to make connections to God's children all over the world. I grew up dancing and became interested in sharing the gospel through movement. It is a hard battle in this world of immodesty and immorality, especially with dance. However, it is a battle that needs to be fought. Through being a folk dancer, and dancer in general, I get to share the gospel to God's children.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means everything to me. I was born into the gospel and was baptized at age 8. I feel like the reason I continued to go to church and became the person that I am now is because of the dance studio I grew up in. I lived in a highly LDS populated area in Utah and the dance studio was based on the beliefs of the gospel. We did not do any competitions (gasp!) but instead we did a yearly fireside. The fireside was based on a theme or a scripture from the gospel. Through these firesides and dancing to these wonderful songs based on Christ and his teachings helped me know that Christ and Heavenly Father actually knew who I was. With that knowledge I knew that I could go to the Lord for strength when I was down. When I was in high school, my younger brother had rods put in his back to help with his scoliosis. This ended up bringing up many many problems for his health. He was in and out, but mostly in, of Primary Children's Medical Center for two years. If I hadn't known I was a child of my Father in Heaven I would not have known who to turn to. I was able to go to the temple and do baptisms for the dead and I began to feel the Lord's presence and peace during this hard time. Being a member of the church has helped me grow into the person I am today. I am now a mom, earlier than I thought I would be because I knew I could go to Father in Heaven for help in raising her. I am a mormon because I am His daughter and I know that. I know that He hears me and my pleas as I pray. I know that He talks with my church leaders and their words come from Him. I know this gospel is true because I have a Father in Heaven who loves me.

How I live my faith

In my ward my husband and I both serve in church callings as volunteers. I help out with the young girls in the ward that have just been baptized. We do lessons and activities that help us learn to be better people and children of our Father in Heaven. These lessons and activities help them know they are daughters of God and they begin to gain a stronger testimony. I visit other women in the ward to help them feel God's love as well. Praying to Heavenly Father, reading my scriptures, and studying the words of my church leaders are other ways that I live my faith.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kaitlin Clark Lanham
Women in the gospel are just like any other woman. We are real people who live according to the principles and ordinances that we are taught and believe. We believe that men and women are equal and are entitled to the same blessings and benefits that come from living the gospel. As parents we teach and discipline together, along with having family goals that we all work on. Show more Show less