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Hi I'm Kathy

I grew up in California, USA. I converted to the Mormon faith at the age of 63.

About Me

I am retired. I have one daughter, 4 step children, and 9 grandchildren. I have been married more than once. I love to scrap book, garden, read, crochet, kayak, and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the same protestant church since the age of 7. I understood of Christ's atonement for my sins. My church was my social life, source of spiritual growth, and for 11 years, the source of my income – I was employed there. I have also had the seeds of the Mormon Gospel planted in my heart and cared for throughout my life. My first husband was an inactive member of the Church, and we had a home teacher come faithfully every month throughout our marriage. I took the missionary lessons at that time and was interested, but had reservations. 15 year ago, shortly before my present husband and I were married, we discussed how we would handle the differences in our religion. He was a Mormon. We committed to pray together every day. He made the decision to remain faithful to his beliefs, but attend worship with me at my church on Sundays. Over the next years I felt something missing in my spiritual life, prayed for direction. 4 years ago missionaies stopped by and asked if they could share with me. I have been teased a lot about how many missionaries it took to get me to see the light - there were many! The missionaries encouraged me to read MORONI 10:4-5. I had done this frequently, to no avail. One weekend when my husband was away I spent time on my knees in prayer. I cried and asked Heavenly Father to tell me if the Mormon Gospel was true. I felt the Holy Spirit saying to me,"You already have the answer. Read the letter that the Sister missionary wrote to you after her last visit and you will know." So, I went and found the letter that she had written to me. It told me to read Alma,Ch.32. I did, & felt an overwhelming joy. I knew the gospel was true & that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. From that moment on my life became a whirlwind of activities. When I was baptized I lost my job and some friends. Some were angry, some understanding. So far, my jump off that cliff hasn’t been easy, but well worth it.

How I live my faith

Since I joined the church I have served in several different callings. I have served on committees that help with providing meals following funerals, as well as on the committee that was in charge of activities for the women of the church. I have been the secretary for the organization in our ward that is called "Relief Society," which is an organization to help serve the women of the church. In that position I created a monthly newsletter to share church information with the Ward members. I am currently president of the same women's group, called Relief Society. I love this calling, as it gives me many opportunities to get to know the women of the church much better, and to help those in need. I also love going to the temple, and 2 years ago, my husband and I were sealed together for all time and eternity.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kathy
I believe that I have been sent to this earth to learn, to become more like Jesus, and to do God's will. Since we are all children of our Heavenly Father,we helpthose in need, not just Mormons. Show more Show less