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Hi I'm Kate

I'm a wife and a mother. I live in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Phoenix and went off to college at BYU. Then I moved to Ecuador to serve as a missionary for 18 months. After returning, I met and married my husband in 2000. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Business Management. We moved to Ohio for my husband's schooling; he's an attorney. We have been blessed with four children who keep us very busy! Our boys love sports (especially soccer)... and our girls love dancing and all things girly. I teach piano lessons from my home, and also work as the treasurer and bookkeeper for our Homeowners' Association. We all love each other a lot... and that makes life so good!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I always loved going to church and believed everything I was taught. When I was very young, maybe five or six years old, I lost my favorite necklace. I remember kneeling down to pray for help in finding it. I had such great faith that Heavenly Father would help me. As I opened my eyes at the end of the prayer, I saw a glimmer of gold under the dresser. Sure enough, there was my necklace! Ever since that moment, I knew that the Lord would hear and answer my prayers. As I got older (later in my teenage years), I knew that I'd have to pray and find out for myself if everything I had been taught was true. My testimony did not come overnight or all at once, but slowly over years of experiences and answered prayers. I can pin-point several specific times when a question I had was answered or when I distinctly felt the Spirit confirm to me the truthfulness of a particular doctrine. As I raise my own children, I seek the direction of the Lord every day. I know he hears me and guides me. I know that His Church is true.

How I live my faith

Our family goes to church every Sunday. My husband works in the leadership of our congregation. He is really busy, but he loves getting to know the other church members in our area and serving and helping them. I work with the Primary, the children ages 18-months to 11-years-old. Most recently I wrote the script for a presentation the children will be giving to the entire congregation. It is full of songs and stories and scriptures about the things we have learned as a Primary this year. It was a LOT of work, but I know that everyone in the audience will be touched by the Spirit as the children present the things they know are true. We also live our faith by visiting with other members of the church throughout the week. I visit some of the other ladies at least once a month to check on them and share goodies and a brief gospel message. My husband does the same for several families. Also, I get to visit the primary children... particularly new children who have moved into our area or anyone who might have a special need. Our 9-year-old son participates in Cub Scouts. This is a lot of fun for him. Monday nights are designated as Family Night. We try to avoid scheduling any other activities so that we can be together, have fun, and learn the gospel. Our faith is a HUGE part of our lives. And we wouldn't change it!