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Hi I'm Kelli

I grew up in Arizona, and am a working mother. I have three beautiful girls and a wonderful husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a little bit of a nerd and I love to read, play the piano and sing. I try to squeeze it in between running children to school, working, cleaning the house and everything else that keeps a mother busy. I have three girls, a fourth grader, a second grader and a kindergartner. My husband and I love to spend every spare minute we have with them, whether it's swimming, playing Wii, bike riding or just window shopping. They are so much fun and we don't know how we ever lived without them. Our girls are what makes our life worth living. We're blessed to work from home and love that we get that extra time with them. We are also blessed to live near the majority of our siblings and as we grow older they are becoming our closest friends. We love to play board games, card games and laugh. It sounds like my life is wonderful, it is. But that doesn't mean it isn't hard. We deal with difficulties and disagreements just like everyone else. But the perspective of the gospel of Jesus Christ and knowing our family can be eternal help us to overcome and wade through them. Slowly, but surely.

Why I am a Mormon

I, like Nephi of the Book of Mormon, was "born of goodly parents," who raised me as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I grew and matured so did my testimony of the gospel and the restoration, nurtured by my parents and many many volunteer leaders and teachers. I have never doubted the truthfulness of the restoration. It has always lived deep in my heart that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. That under their direction he retrieved and translated The Book of Mormon. That the stories and promises in that book are TRUE. That through Jesus Christ's atoning power we can be saved from our sins, big or small, and live again. That promise of living again, forever, with my family, is why I continue to live the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I long to claim blessings promised me in the temple, to live with my family forever and never be separated from them. The Holy Ghost has whispered to me time and again that it is true and possible. The Holy Ghost and my Savior have comforted me in times of trouble and fear. I am so thankful for the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the president of children's Sunday school in our congregation (Primary) and I love my calling! I love working with the children and helping them learn more about our Savior Jesus Christ. Nothing is sweeter than listening to their innocent voices sing songs about the Savior and the restoration. I am so thankful for my calling. I am also blessed to have wonderful women in our congregation that I am assigned to visit each month. And they and the women who visit me have become some of my closest friends. It is wonderful to know other women who are living the gospel, and are trying to raise their children to be examples of Christ. And who are dealing with the same issues I am! We share and we laugh and truly become sisters in Christ. My husband and I love reading the scriptures to our children each night and teaching them songs about the Savior. The music of the church calms our children when arguments or tantrums are brewing and allows us to remind them that Jesus loves them. Our children love the stories of the scriptures and love attending their meetings each Sunday. They love their teachers and we are so thankful for them and the efforts they make to continuing nourishing their little testimonies.

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

Mormon women are like most women. We work, and we work hard and we're busy! We want to be mothers and be important in our spouse and children's life. We want an education, we want to earn a spot in the work force. But we feel and know that our most important task is done at home. We our honored by our church and our spouses for the work that we do and have an equal voice in matters of the church and home. Show more Show less