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Hi I'm Kathy

I live in Arizona, USA. I am married, have 5 children and 18 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the church. I can't remember a time that I have not known the church is true. It means so much to me. My family is everything to me. My husband and I have been married for 39 years and have 5 wonderful children and 18 precious grandchildren (and counting!), the oldest being 10. I have been a housewife all my married life and have not really worked outside the home, except for a few years. I spend most of my time taking care of our home and babysitting grandchildren. I have had many church callings that have allowed me to stretch and grow and learn. I am a very shy person and find it hard to talk to people I don't know, but I always try to smile and be pleasant. One of my most favorite past times is reading. I also like to exercise (staying healthy is very important to me).

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have known from a young age that the church is true - it is my life. I know my Savior lives and loves me. Iam so grateful for His atonement and am grateful for repentance in my life (I am far from being perfect). The gospel has taught me what I need to do to be happy - keeping the commandments and serving others. Knowing the church is true and knowing what my Heavenly Father wants me to do and what I need to do to return to live with him again (and striving to do those things) brings me hope and peace of mind in times of trial and while living in a troubled world.

How I live my faith

I have had many church callings over the years. I have served in the women's organization called Relief Society. I have been a president and secretary. I have served in the young women's organization as a president and secretary. I have also served in the children's organization called Primary as a teacher and as a counselor in the presidency. I have been a visiting teacher (we visit other sisters assigned to us in our ward each month) my whole married life. I love to sing and have been a part of the ward choir all my married life. I have tried to teach my children the gospel by having Family Home Evening on Monday nights, through family scripture study and family prayer and we attended church every Sunday. Now they are all married and have children of their own and they all have strong testimonies. We are very blessed to have a temple just 10 minutes away and I try to attend several times each month. I am also a member of an organization called "Daughters of the Utah Pioneers" which means that I have an ancester that came to Salt Lake in the 1800's. We meet each month and learn about writing family histories, etc. Right now I am serving as secretary for our "camp." (I'm truly grateful for my heritage.)