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Hi I'm Kasey Cahan

I'm a Mormon. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints most of my life. It is my foundation.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 27 years, since I was 18. We are the parents of 5 children. I work as an RN, part time, at our local hospital. I earned a BA in something else but went on to to nursing school, graduating almost 7 months pregnant with my 4th child. I am a do what needs to be done type of person and "can't" is NOT in my vocabulary. This church teaches you that you can do anything with the Lord's help. I love our churches stance on education. The prophet Gordon Hinckley encouraged all LDS people to get as much education as we can and I took him at his word. Life is a continual learning process. That's another thing I enjoy about our church. It provides ongoing opportunity to learn how to be a better person, a better mother, a more Christ like person, a better wife and teaches how to have strong families. I also love the service opportunity's that come from our religion. You may not be a Mormon but you can sure count on one to help you if you are ever in need. One of the ways our family serves is to take in foreign exchange students. We have 13 of them over the years. They love being in a big, busy family and we love learning about their lives and culture. Our ward has been so welcoming to all of them they get a lot out of being immediately accepted into our ward family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense to me. I have always been very curious about life, about the why of things. In regards to life and God and Heaven, this church answers those questions for me. My parents were converts and my dad no longer attends, but for me, this church has always had the answers. Thats because it is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its not easy being Mormon. There IS a lot of service and sometimes I want to say "No" but then I think that if I serve my fellow man then I am serving my God and I appreciate the opprtunities to serve. I really love raising my children in the church. At a time when life is so hard and gloomy to so many, it has been so wonderful to watch my kids be taught by happy, strong people with good values. Being Mormon doesn't insure us that we won't have struggles. It just helps to put our struggles into perspective a bit so they don't weigh us down so heavily.

How I live my faith

I live to teach. I live so that others can know that I am a Mormon and if they have questions, I am ready with some answers. In my line of work I get to meet some wonderful people who have real sadness and pain and struggles. I get to help them by giving them a calm reassurance that God and His son, Jesus Christ LIVE, that they know of us and our pain, that Christ felt our pain and understands it and will lighten our load. When I worked in ICU, I would watch those that don't believe struggle with death and feel such pain that they would never see their loved ones again. Those that believed in God felt greater peace. The world would have us believe that its all in our minds, that He doesn't exist but knowing differently has helped me to add to other's faith, not to mention handle my own sorrows with greater peace.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kasey Cahan
Family and what we learn are the only things that go with you into the next life. It makes sense that family and learning how to make it better and stronger would be what we should focus on in this life. He gaveus our families as gifts and we should show HIm that we appreciate this gift by making it the priority in our lives. Show more Show less