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Hi I'm Pat Kakazu

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother living in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a particular interest in people and learning about their inner desires and what concerns them and makes them happy. I completed a bachelors degree in psychology in my 50's. And although I have not made a career from my degree, I find myself using my education in many aspects of my life and as I relate to others in many different circumstances. I really enjoy my friendships and appreciate friends with family centered values. I have learned that good friendships are highly valuable and can help a person through unpredictable situations that life presents to us. A favorite life-long hobby of mine is sewing......of all kinds. I learned to sew as a young child and it has brought me countless hours of 'therapy' and satisfaction. I also love spending time with my grandchildren and keeping up on the activities in their lives. One of my daily joys is spending time in reading scripture. My day isn't complete without that particular time in my day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon and very grateful that I was. I have chosen to stay an active member my whole life. As a child, I could feel special warm feelings, at times, and I came to learn that feeling as the influence of the Holy Ghost. As a teenager, I began to realize those feelings as very real. I can't say that I have had a miraculous vision, however I know I have experienced a singular experience that tells me that my Heavenly Father is alive, in His heaven, and He knows me by name and watches over me. I know that His son, Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and as I live God's commandments, I will be permitted to return to my Heavenly Father, because of the atonement that Christ suffered for me and for all who will come to Him. As I read the Book of Mormon daily, I feel, in my heart, that is contains God's words. It brings to me a special spirit and I know that it's words are true. Sometimes in my reading, I stop and ponder.......'Did these things really happen?'.........The Holy Ghost bears witness to my spirit and my heart that I could not have the sweet warm feeling that reading the Book of Mormon brings to me..........if it were not true. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints. It has the pure doctrine and gives me eternal truth in these days of much confusion in the world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as a consistent part of my daily living. I pray and read scriptures every day. I read scriptures alone as well as reading scriptures with my husband. I go to church every Sunday and I am currently teaching children ages 9-10. It is sometimes a challenge to prepare well (several hours for each lesson) and present a lesson to these children that will help them learn about our Heavenly Father and His son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the past I have taught the women, or been President of our Women's 'Relief Society'. I absolutely love being with the women and feel a very special and unique spirit among women. I truly believe that God has given women a divine spirit that each woman feels, though it can be difficult to define. In addition to attending church every Sunday, I visit a few (3-4) women each month to learn how they are, if they might have a particular need I could help with, and leave some uplifting message to help them in their day. These women are assigned to me to make these visits....and I love this assignment. It makes me feel that I am making a positive difference in someone's day.