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Hi I'm Kaye

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am proud to say that I have been married for 35 years to a wonderful man. Through good times and bad we stick together because with a family you never, never, never give up. We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. My parents are in their 80's and I am so thankful for the example they are to me. I work in a middle school as a teachers aide. The kids I work with have special needs, autism, ADD, ADHD...... They are very special souls who at times just need a little extra attention to make it through their day. I love to seem them reach their goals and become successful at school. I enjoy hiking and taking pictures. I hiked Pikes Peak 3 times. At my age it is quite a trial, but when I get to the top I feel like I can do anything. I use this experience to help me through times in my life when I think I'm not going to make it. I say to myself, if I made it to the top of that mountain I can make it through this trial and I will be blessed for it. Life is good. I know that when I live my life by following the plan God has for me that I will be blessed with the things I need.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family so in the first month of my life I was given a name and a blessing that added my name to the records of the church. When I turned 8 years old I was baptized a member of the church. I guess you could say that I'm a Mormon because my family is Mormon. Where I grew up was probably 98 Mormon so being a Mormon was not only our religion it was our social life as well. Everyone went to the same school, everyone belonged to the same church. I took my religion for granted because it was just something everyone did. I did not go to church for spirituality I went to be with my friends. When I moved out of my parents house when I was 18 I stopped going to church. I did not gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel until I was around 30 years old. It wasn't until I had children of my own that I felt the need to go back to church. I had something inside me that guided me back. I started to realize that I needed Jesus Christ in my life, that all of the stories and lessons I learned in my childhood were true and that they had a purpose for me in my life. I needed the guidance of the commandments and I needed to know that my Father in Heaven loved me and would help me in my life. When my oldest child turned 8, the age that we as members of the church get baptized, I started to go to church again because I wanted my children to also know the teachings of the gospel and what it could do for them in their lives. It was the best decision I have made in my life. I have been taking an active part in the church since that time. I love that the church does so much humanitarian work, I love the women that I am able to associate with and learn from, they bring me strength when I am struggling, I love that I can have personal revelation to help me make decisions that bring me closer to my Father in Heaven. I know that this church is a great blessing for me and for anyone who chooses to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

In our church we are given "callings". Which means that we are assigned to do certain jobs to support our Ward and the community. My calling is a Ward Missionary. You have probably seen young men around 18 years old in your city, they are probably riding bikes, they wear white shirts, ties, dark suits and a black name tags. They are assigned to a region where they spend their time getting to know the people there and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a ward Missionary my job is to support these young men as they go about sharing the gospel. It is also my responsibility to fellowship current members of the church. Sometimes members of the church stop attending services, it doesn't matter why, it is just important that they know that their Father in Heaven loves them and wants them to come back to church where they will be blessed. Ward missionaries can visit with these members and help them understand the gospel better and hopefully they will feel the spirit of the message and come back to church where they can be blessed with all the blessing Heavenly Father has for them.