What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Kate

I'm not perfect, but, I live! I learn! and I love my Heavenly Father, Savior and the Holy Ghost completely

About Me

I'm from New Zealand, Maori heritage. Have raised my 5 children on my own. I'm a young nana of 4 and am currently living in Australia.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was going through one of the hardest times in my life I prayed to my Saviour and asked him to help me to be happy again and to show me which way to go. My choices at the time weren't making my situation any better. After I prayed I got in my car and drove 30 mins to the next town to visit my sister. When we arrived 2 missionaries were just leaving her house. 1 of the missionaries I recognised as I had met with him a few months earlier at my brother in laws house. We spoke and made a time to meet again. Everytime I met with the missionaries I would feel like I had an invisible winters blanket wrapped around me and on top of me. My heart felt filled with hope and I always felt close to tears. At the time I didn't recognise this as being an answer to my prayers. I also didn't understand the feelings that I was feeling. I didn't like that I felt like crying. I remember the lesson they taught me about the plan of salvation. My mind didn't grasp what they were saying, but, something inside of me understood it perfectly because when they pointed to the reward at the end, the celestial kingdom, I remember this burst of light and warmth which was hope flow through me and I couldn't speak I just covered my face and cried...and my mind didn't even know why I was crying :) A few months later I prayed with the elders asking Heavenly Father if what they taught me was true, if Joseph Smith was a true prophet and if the Book of mormon was also true. I was ready to follow through with baptism and to make some major life changes if I got a positive answer. The answer I received was an experience I'll never forget, neither deny. It felt like a warm waterfall rushing through me entering from the top of my head and down through my heart area. I felt filled with love and light and the tears I had to hold in by not opening my eyes for at least a minute after I closed my prayer. Because of this answer I got baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

How I live my faith

I talk daily to my Heavenly Father, give thanks and feel gratitude for all that I have, and all that I learn. I show love and kindness to others, and do my best to improve in areas that I'm weak in. I do my best to keep my heart and my mind open. I don't judge others beliefs, but embrace whatever feels right :)

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kate
Yes we do :) Show more Show less