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Hi I'm Katrina

I'm a mum and grandma who loves the outdoors and seeing new places. Love birds, enjoys crafts, loves music. I'm a Mormon .

About Me

I love to play the piano, not the best player, but nevertheless, it's relaxing. Love different types of crafts and having ago at new ideas that others may present or I see on the Internet. The outdoors is another love of mine, where I can find peace and quiet moments when the day allows. Just love the outdoors. Before I came to Canada, I worked as a teacher assistant, a very demanding job, but also very rewarding, which also allowed me to be able to be at home for my children, during the holidays and home by the time school finished, each day.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents became members of the church, when I was just little. I was encouraged to go to church, as far back as I can remember. I remember being baptized, and feeling excited about my baptism, and lots of people being there, but my personal growth in the church, and testimony has come gradually, step by step. Just as a little girl, there was a storm, and I remember being under a huge table, scared, praying to Heavenly Father for the storm to go away, and shortly after it calmed, a small, clear patch of blue sky appeared. I remember, just looking at the blue patch being grateful. That was my first recollection of a prayer being answered. As I've got older, experiencing life's challanges, I've felt often, just being held onto, looked after, and guided, which has always been a source of strength. Raising my own children, I've tried earnestly, for them to understand the atonement of Jesus Christ, as I've felt the importance, of them understanding, that life has purpose. We are here on earth, for but a short moment, but how precious, that gift of life is. Through the price, our Saviour paid, we can all change for the better, we can all return to live with our Father in Heaven, that we are His sons and daughters. I know through how I feel and have felt, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored in its fullness, through him, to the earth, so that we now can enjoy those blessings, the knowledge of the gospel, being able to be sealed as families together, through proper priesthood authority. I love prayer, and have felt much through being on my knees. I am so imperfect, but of so much worth to my Father in Heaven, that It gives me hope, to keep pressing forward. I know I must just hold on. I can change through the atonement of Christ, bit by bit, I can be forgiven for those things I truly strive to change. We have a living prophet on the earth today, who leads and guides us. I know, with no doubt! Jesus Christ will return.

How I live my faith

I have been involved with this church for a number of years, in many areas, with the teenagers, children, and the women in the church. I have currently just finished working with a large group of women, involved with the activities, which we held every month, from jam- making, budgeting, first aid. We also had some larger events such as craft day, and to celebrate the birthday of the women's group in March this year, we put together a musical presentation of The Ten Virgins. About 90 women were able to attend, and so many were involved in the preparations, which added to a very moving and uplifting experience, enjoyed by everyone who were able to attend. Love the training and support that we receive, to help us in the areas, we are involved with, which we have regularly, whether its local support, or further afield. I have found it has helped me immensely, with my paid job, building those extra abilities, that I, otherwise would not have experienced, helping me, to be a more positive influence with those around me. I've also, always had responsibility in looking after a small group of women, who I would visit with another assigned friend, each month, checking all is well, and giving an uplifting message. Often I felt it necessary and important to ring during the week, see how they are doing, as we all experience those ups and downs. Great way of building friendships and getting to know and help others. It's good to know and feel of that support, that I also have received, when others have come to visit. Leaves a good feeling in the home and a great boost when having a more challenging day. I think it's wonderful, there is support and something for every age group, to help us improve and most importantly, to help others.

What is faith?

Katrina
It's taking those steps in the right direction, that you feel to be right, but cannot as yet see the results, but know it will work out. It's trusting that God knows the bigger picture, and what is right for us individually, and doing it, even though it may seem difficult. Show more Show less