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Hi I'm Kelly

I was raised in Colorado, now live in Iowa. I am Mormon, was a convert baptized in 1993

About Me

I am 44 years old, a mom of 3 wonderful childrentheir ages are 19 almost 20,10,9, married to my husband this was not my first marriage for 11 years sealed in the Temple for 3 years now. I currently am attending college, started last year, had been 24 year since was in school when started college. My husband was injured almost 4 years ago, and is now disabled, I have had several years of bad health, and can not work a job that requires much lifting. This is why I have decided to go back to school and get an education to help provide for our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church in 1993, I knew the church was true through sincere prayer. I did become inactive shortly after baptism. This was because I went back to chewing tobacco, although I continued to know the church was true, I could not seem to break my habit of chewing tobacco. I was inactive until 1997 when I had the sister missionaries come to teach lessons to my daughter who at the time was only 6, but I wanted her to have the gospel in her life, I had given up on me and thought I was beyond saving. We started attending Church and the Sister Missionaries talked to me about going in to see the Bishop, I did. Wow when I walked into his office I was overwhelmed by the presence of the spirit. I counseled with him and continued counseling with the Bishop. the Bishop helped me to learn and gain the strength to go through the steps of repentance. Sister Missionaries as well as my neighbors that were also Mormon, helped me through the time as I quit chewing tobacco, which at that time I had been doing for 18 years. I became Temple worthy in 1998, and went to the Temple. I meet and married my husband in 2000, we then became worthy and were sealed in the Temple in 2008. We have continued to live our lives worthy of holding a Temple recommend ever since, and are blessed in our lives for that. I have had some difficult things to over come and have some major challenges to over come. Knowing the true gospel and living by it has helped me through all of the worlds challenges. I love the gospel and know it is true, I know that Heavenly Father loves us all, and Heavenly Father gives us Prophets today to help strengthen and guide us through the challenges of today's world. I testify this is true and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church, with the true restored gospel. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I start and end every day on my knees with a prayer. I read the scripture often. I try to live my life honest and try to be a good example to others. I am trying to raise my children teaching them the gospel and to be honest and kind in all they do, with everyone. My family hold Family Home Evening every week. This strengthen us all and reminds us to live the gospel in our lives. We try to have the missionaries over to feed them at least once a week. I try to do what ever is needed of me with in the church. I currently am the substitute seminary teacher. I have taught lessons at church, given talks in Sacrament meetings when asked. I know that all callings are inspired from Heavenly Father so have always accepted and try my best to fulfill any calling that is asked of me. I prepare meal for those in need. Have even prepared luncheons for after funeral services, and for missionary district meetings. I am a leader in our local 4-H club, and very involved in the county fair. Most of all I think the most important thing I do to live my faith is, to follow the Holy Spirit's promptings.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

I believe that modesty and chastity are very much related. When you are modest you are less likely to break the law of chastity. If you use clean language you will have clean thoughts, clean thoughts and language encourages you to be modest, and obey the law of chastity. I try to raise my children up to dress modestly, uphold the law of chastity, and use clean language. I believe this helps them respect them selves and others, as well as helps them build a good self esteem. I teach them if they dress modestly, have clean thoughts and language, and obey the law of chastity, they will always have the blessing of the Holy Ghost as their constant companion. Show more Show less