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Hi I'm Betty Kay

I became a Mormon at the age of 14 in California.

About Me

I was married to the man I am married to now at the age of 18, and together we have 4 children who are married and they have blessed us with 10, soon to be 11 grandchildren. I was a full time mom until our youngest child started first grade. I then went back to school to become a Registered Nurse, which was always my dream. That took me four years to complete, upon which time I worked in different areas for 17 years and retired about a year ago. Now my husband and I, who also just retired, spend a lot of time with our grandchildrern, and volunteering in the community and trying to serve in other areas where there is a need. Currently, we have put in paperwork to be church service missionaries in our local area.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to this church by a young lady who befriended me, when my family moved. I had never heard of the Mormons, nor did I know anything about them. She became my friend, and she introduced me to other Mormons, and invited me to youth activities. I guess I felt very accepted at a difficult time in my life. She asked me if I would like to have the missionaries come and teach my family more about the church. My parents apparently could see the change for good coming over me, and so together we listened to the missionary discussions. My father really had an issue with the law of tithing, being a very financially minded individual. Someway, I was able to bear testimony to him that I knew Heavenly Father would provide for us if he could give his 10% in tithes. My relationship with my father was always very special, and I know he believevd because I did at first, but then he too saw the blessings that obedience to this principle afforded our entire family. He then quit smoking all at once, poured his alcohol down the drain, and never touched those vices again and we as a family of 5 were baptized in September of 1970, when I was 14 years old. And the rest, as they say, is history.

How I live my faith

We have a very active community church coaliton is our small city. We provide food in backpacks and clothing for those in need. We have a monthly free Sunday supper, weekly free lunches at our community Baptist church,, and now we are working on making quilts for the homeless in the community. My husband and I help in ways that we can to donate our time and efforts to many of these all -volunteer programs. We are privelaged to interface with other choice individulas from other Christain denominations who set a great example of what it means to be Christlike. In my local congregation I recently led the nursery for 6 1/2 years. These are children from 18 months to 3 years old. I had the privelgae of shaping their very malliable minds and being the best example for them. I loved doing this, and was very sad to be asked to do something else. I have worked to lead the women in our congregation, and the youth, and teach the children. I try my best every day to be kind and patient and tolerant and long suffering.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Betty Kay
Absolutely not. We know that each and every person on this earth was created in the image of God, our Heavenly Father, and as such He loves each of His children without respect to their race or religion or culture. We make every effort to help any of His children in need, where it is possible. Show more Show less