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Hi I'm Kay

I am a mother, grandmother, and nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four and grandmother of 7. I am a registered nurse of 30 years. I have lived in 6 states and moved 14 times. I love to do gardening and family history when I have time. I exercise to get the weight off not because I love to exercise. I love to hike and swim for fun. I love visiting other countries and meeting people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have gone to many churches as a child and young adult. I feel that this church answered all my questions about life. I am grateful that I know why I am here on this earth and where I will go after I die. I have a better understanding of who the Savior was and is. This church allows me the opportunity of learning and growing through attendance at church, serving other people, and studying the scriptures.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life I have served in many callings. I have taught and led in young women's organizatons, adult women and in young children. I have been able to make great friends of women that I have been to visit monthly for over 40 years. I have tried to carry what I know religiously into my place of work. I have had many opportunities to help people who are dying to understand their own beliefs about life and death. I have been able to comfort those who have needed understanding in their trials of poor health or death.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

All church members have the opportunity of attending church weekly on Sunday to receive instruction. We learn by listening to talks prepared by other church members on the doctrine of the church. In our worship service we also receive the sacrament where we recommit ourselves to becoming more like the Savior and remembering His sacrafice for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. We also study the scriptures in Sunday School. We often have responsibilities to teach chidren or other adults. Through these responsibilities we learn more about the gospel and gain a greater testimony. The purpose of the temple is to make further covenants or promises to the Lord. In order to attend the temple you must be worthy to attend. It is a higher level of commitment. In the temple you take further sacred covenants for yourself and for those who have died and not had the opportunity to attend the temple. Because we believe that life is eternal and that all of God's children are important to Him, we believe that partaking in these ordinances for all mankind is a way of showing our love for others. We believe that all mankind will have the opportunity of accepting or rejecting the gospel of Jesus Christ when they die. Show more Show less