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Hi I'm Kathy

I was baptized into the church in 1975 when they had the answer to my most pressing question from the scriptures.

About Me

I am a mother of four children, all now grown up and married, and a grandmother of three.

Why I am a Mormon

I had no religious training in my home growing up, and yet I have always known that God existed and that Jesus was the Christ; He was who He said He was. When I heard the scripture in John 3:3, it became my quest to answer what it meant: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." I accepted that as true, but what about all those who are in remote areas of the world, those who die in childhood, all those who never get the chance to hear about Jesus Christ and never get a chance to be baptized? I know God loves us equally, so everyone must get a chance to return to him, but how is that possible when many don't have the chance to be baptized on earth and return to him. I investigated every major religion and was always told the same answer to that question: "Well, that's one of the mysteries." I couldn't accept that, I knew there must be a way for all of us to hear of Christ, to accept him, to be baptized, and return to live with him. The LDS Church missionaries were the only ones who had the answer. Just as Christ atoned for our sins and was our proxy in paying the price for our sins, so we could be proxies for those who had left the earth without the chance to be baptized, and if they accepted the gospel, our baptism for them would be valid, and they would rightly have their chance to return to Heavenly Father, too. I knew that Heavenly Father was real, and that he loved us all, and that he would make a way for all of us to return to him if we accepted Christ as our Savior and Redeemer and were baptized by proper authority.

How I live my faith

I am a 100% person. If I am a wife and mother, I dedicate myself to those completely. It would never occur to me to only live the gospel partially. My family and the Lord are the center of my life. My sister died at age 47 and left 8 children, so I try to be their mom, too, and try to keep my children and our extended family close and in contact. We have lots of get togethers with the whole crew, and I hope they will all stay close. Thank goodness for unlimited texting on my phone or I could never keep track of all of them!