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Hi I'm Kelley

I live in Las Vegas. I am a mother, a runner, and a breast cancer survivor. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four. I am a stay-at-home mother. I love to scrapbook and run. I have ran five marathons. I am also a substitute teacher. I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and now I am cancer free.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Catholic and Protestant. I had an Aunt and Uncle who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So I always knew about the church. Then one day my grandfather passed away after a short battle with cancer. I was devastated. I was also only 13 years old. So I asked my current leaders about death. I wasn't pleased with their answers. So much so that I told my mother I was no longer going to go to church. My mother believed that kids should always be involved in church, so she suggested we call my Aunt and Uncle's church. So we placed a call to the local missionaries. Within minutes they were at my front door. They came in and taught me a lesson on the plan of salvation, talking about life after death. I knew instantly that this was true. I didn't know much about this church, but I knew this was were I was suppose to be. After hearing all of the lessons, studying the scriptures, and praying, I was ready to be baptized. When I was 14 years old I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the Young Women's organizations with 12 year old girls in my church. I love it! It is one of the most favorite things I have done. I have also served as a Sunday School teacher for the youth and I have served as a girls camp director and cook. I have also loved that too. In the past I have taught the children of the church and been a commissioner for cub scouts. There is nothing I love more than serving the children and youth of the church.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are very diverse. We have many different talents, strengths, and come from a variety of backgrounds. One thing Mormon women can all agree on is our desire to nurture and create homes that are a refuge from the craziness of the world. We all share the same desire to serve others and raise children in homes that exemplify Christ like love. I believe that I am an equal partner with my husband when it comes to family life. Together we raise our children and share in the responsibility in our home. Yes, men and women are different, but together we can create a home focused on the Savior. Show more Show less