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Hi I'm Kellie Wood Nguyen

I was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I'm an MBA in IT and I'm an RN with a patent that reduces the risk of SIDS.

About Me

I just finished graduate school. When I was a young adult I decided to postpone grad school and get married instead and have children. Once my younger children were in high school I went back to grad school. I'm so glad I waited or I would've missed my window of opportunity to have a family. There is a time and season for all things. If I would went to grad school instead of having a family first my degree would've been outdated by the time my kids grew up. Being a new graduate means that I have an updated education that benefits my next 18 years of employment or self-employment before I retire. If people can go to school and have their children at the same time more power to them. I didn't have any family to rely on though to help me with the kids and rigors of home life. So grad school got postponed. It was a good thing though because now I have an updated IT education to use in my SIDS research which I have more time to focus on with the kids older now.

Why I am a Mormon

There were a couple of LDS missionaries who knocked on my door one day. They said they had a message about the gospel of Jesus Christ that they wanted to share with me. I was floored. There stood before me two guys who were the same age I was sacrificing two years of their life just to make sure that people like me understood who Jesus really was and how important it is know him and follow him. Those two men could've been engaged in worldly pursuits like a college education like I was but they postponed it to save souls like mine. They even had to pay their own way and put countless hours of work in to save the money just to go on a mission. I knew all this from friends over the years before the missionaries ever came to my door. I finally got to see it action. It was pretty humbling to see their love and concern for me and for other strangers. I let them in and they told me about this 14 year old boy seeing our Savior and Heavenly Father. As I read the story later the Holy Ghost poured into my heart and I knew it was all true. I've been a member for 32 years now. The spiritual blessings have been tremendous for making this commitment to serve in this church...absolutely tremendous in getting me through hard times by giving me the understanding of the why's as well as being very humbling to my soul. The Second Coming is going to be fantastic and I look forward to that and the Millennium where the Savior will rule over all.

How I live my faith

There's nothing like listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir first thing in the morning on LDS.org. After a song from them I study my scriptures every day. It sets the tone for the whole day and things just go better for the rest of the day. I have scripture study every day with the one child still at home and we talk about what we read, usually one chapter or just a verse that has a lot of meaning. Another lady and I go out once a month and visit 3 other women to see how they are doing and to share a gospel message.