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Hi I'm Kerri

I am a wife, a Mother, and a Mormon. I thank God every day for the these three blessings in my life.

About Me

I enjoy being outdoors, running (with a friend), camping (with my family), snow skiing (with my husband), swimming (with my kids), cycling (with my son), gardening (with whomever will help), even mowing the lawn makes me happy. I also enjoy reading, quilting (with my sister - my new hobby), and organizing a messy closet (I know). I enjoy a good challenge and I thought graduating with my bachelors degree accomplished that. However, now I use those hard earned college skills to raise a very loving and demanding family of five - my greatest challenge and greatest joy! I love being a wife and mother.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is not because of the great programs the church offers every age group, or all the humanitarian aide it sends to countries in need, or the dedication of their members throughout the world who give countless hours of service to others and who are trying to live their lives in such a way that God would be pleased with them. These are all great reasons to be interested in such a church, but the main reason I am a Mormon is because I decided years ago that if I was going to be an active member of the LDS church then I needed to know if it was true. I received that answer from God on my knees while offering the most sincere prayer in my heart. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's true church on the earth today. After I received that witness of truth from the Holy Spirit, then I wanted to keep that feeling (of the Spirit) in my life, and my desire to help others naturally grew. Now all those great programs, the humanitarian aide, the opportunities to service, and all those individuals trying to live their lives in such a way that God would be pleased with them makes better sense to me. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized and restored by Jesus Christ through a young man, Joseph Smith, Jr. who, like me, offered the most sincere prayer in his heart. He had to know which church was true. God, our Father, and Jesus Christ (His beloved Son) answered Joseph by appearing to him in person. Joseph was called by God to help Jesus restore His church to the earth after a long period of apostasy. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ brought hope and faith again to a spiritually starving world, and His church today is a tool that provides opportunities for us to truly live His gospel. Every single program in the L.D.S. church is centered on bringing people to Christ. Only the Savior can heal a grieving heart, forgive us of our sins, and bring us back to our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am. I am a better person because of it! The more I try to strengthen my faith the more I want to be involved with helping others - it's the way God works! I enjoy the experience of working alongside complete strangers and before the project is complete I've met a bunch of wonderful people who are just trying to make a difference for good. Whether it's cleaning a city walk-way, sorting food at our local food bank, or making invitations for an up-coming church event the people I meet are inspiring. A favorite thing I LOVE to do is teach the gospel to the children, youth, or adults in my church - they inspire me to live my faith even better. I love meeting new people no matter what faith they are. I've learned that life is about people helping people and that is how I try to live my faith every single day.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kerri
Every person on this earth is a child of God, so each of us are not only brothers and sister, but we are God's family and our Father has a plan that makes it possible each of us to return to live with Him - if we choose. You and I are already participating in God's plan of salvation - mortality is one part of His plan. The greatest thing about God's plan is that we have freedom to choose for ourselves while we are here in mortality - that freedom to choose, or agency allows us to learn from our mistakes and either fix them and make them right before God, or not fix them and feel separated from God. Each of us were born into smaller family units (after leaving our spiritual family), so we can grow and experience life together filled with love, support, service, joys and sorrows. We are not left here to figure things out on our own - we have our families to help us. Our families are also central to our society, and that is why families are so important to Mormons and to God. As Mormons we also believe that it is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God, our Father and for our families to be united eternally, and that is only possible through the temple where we can all be sealed as God's family for eternity. That is why families are so important to Mormons. What a beautiful plan! Show more Show less