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Hi I'm Kelly

I am in the community choir and am a website designer. I have 5 children and guardian to 4 others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kelly. I am a stay at home mom who is very active in the community. I participate in the PTA, the Cub Scouts, sing in the local community choir and I have performed on stage with the local community theater. I am also a web designer and part time real estate agent. I like to sew, play computer games, design websites, visit with friends, sing and listen to popular music. A few years ago my husband and I took some nieces and a nephew into our home to help raise them. It has been quite a roller coaster ride as this brought the total number of kids to nine in our home. Having a whole bunch of teenagers at one time has been both a joy and a struggle.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS Church, but I grew up hearing the stories of my grandma and her parents who converted to Mormon Church when she was a teenager. I always felt it was right, but it was not until I had decided to serve as a missionary for the Mormon Church that I had a real understanding of what that meant. I had been up late one night trying to find a solution to a problem that was vexing me. I decided to read some verses in the Book of Mormon talking about faith. In the footnotes on the page was a reference to a few verses in the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament. I went back and forth between those verses and the ones in the Book of Mormon. I came to see that the two books connected dots like I had never had them connect before...sort of like a light bulb going on above my head. I knew that the Book of Mormon held truth with in its pages just as the Bible does. I felt an like running out into the street and yelling for everyone to see what I just saw.

How I live my faith

I am currently helping with the Cub Scouts pack chartered by my congregation. I enjoy helping the young boys learn new talents and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a good citizen with good solid values. In the past I have had the opportunity to lead the congregation in music during the worship services. I have also had the chance many times to teach the youth and adults in Sunday School and other similar meetings. I gain a greater understanding of the gospel as I teach it and get to help others along the way. We teach that we should bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; and to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort. Each month we have two or three ladies that we are asked to go into their homes and visit with them and give them an inspirational message. As we do this we get to know each of them and can be there in times of need. This is an opportunity for service to reach the individual as the worth of the individual is great in the sight of God. But our obligations to serve another does not stop with those of our own faith. I know that I have many good friends who are of other faiths or who do have have a particular faith. I cherish them nonetheless. I cannot imagine life without many of them. I have been grateful for those times when I could be of help to them just as much as when they have been there for me. I enjoy being a part of the community where I live. It is a wonderful thing to find people that I love throughout this good place and not just at church. I have had many opportunities to serve in the PTA, in Cub Scouts (on the district level) and just within the community at large. Each time I am involved in something I am grateful for the people I meet and the friendships that are forged. Christ did not just stand on hill and teach the people. He reached out to the individual and loved them.