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Hi I'm Kate

I'm a mom of eight, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm no one famous, just an everyday person trying to be a good person, a good neighbor, a good friend, a good example of one who wants to serve the Lord and do what is right. I love being a wife and mother and being a woman in today's world. I love to learn new things, to create, to read, to study, to enjoy the beautiful world the Lord has created--and good music moves my soul. I love my family. We are far from perfect, but we keep walking, trying each day to hold to the rod, to stand in holy places and be not moved. The gospel brings me joy.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my parents and grandparents and their parents and grandparents have all been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my decision to be a member of this church is not dependent on their legacy of faith. Day after day I see people striving in life--looking for those things which bring joy. And choice after choice, decision after decision, I see that following the Lord's plan of happiness for His children DOES bring joy--not the fleeting pleasure or heady excitement that worldly pursuits can bring, but true, sustaining, fulfilling eternal joy. Following the teachings of God, our Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ is not always an easy path. But I believe the striving is what helps make us strong in our faith and desire to return to our Heavenly home. Other religions offer heaven. But only The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outlines clearly and fully the path God desires us to take and then provides the ordinances ordained by God and required by Him to get there. So conscientiously, day by day, I choose to be a Mormon--because I love the Lord, and with God is where I want to be.

How I live my faith

We have a large family, and my time each day is filled with helping meet their needs. But in striving to be a happy family that is respectful of teachers, neighbors, and friends, we hope our love of the Lord shines through and people see the peace the gospel brings to our lives. Bringing worshipful, uplifting music to our congregation and helping teach others of all ages about Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for His children and the redeeming and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ fills my extra moments and brings me joy. Over the years I have volunteered in school classrooms, served our neighbors and friends, and just tried to be the disciple of Christ I covenanted to be when I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You don't need a formal calling for that. It is something we should be doing every day of our lives--and it will bring us all joy.