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Hi I'm Kathy Gulliver

I grew up in California and love the beach. I love the peace I feel in nature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved nature and animals. Nothing brings greater peace than to sit on the shore of a mountain lake and listen to the stillness! I have been blessed with a wonderful husband who likewise loves the outdoors and we have had some great outdoor experiences. I am the mother of four beautiful daughters and the grandmother of five wonderful grandchildren. Family means everything to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. I was seventeen and a senior in high school when I joined the church. My mother felt the need for my brother and I to have the direction of religion in our lives. My parents were divorced when I was a child. I grew up with little religious background and basically had no belief system. When my mom asked me to listen to the missionaries with her, I was not interested. She insisted that I at least listen and then I could make a decision on what was taught. I respected my mom and attended the lessons but had no intensions on being interested. As the weeks went on, I continued to not be interested until one day. I was helping my mom paint our house. I found myself alone in the bedroom painting and thinking. I was thinking about the things the missionaries had been teaching my family. I then did something that changed my life forever. I asked myself the question, "What are you fighting?". At that moment, the wall that had been built to keep the message from reaching me, came crashing down and in its place came the warm feeling of the Savior letting me know that what I had been taught was true. I never looked back. I knew from that moment on that Jesus Christ's church was on the earth and I have been so blessed ever since. Everything that I hold near and dear to me is a result of my membership in the Mormon Church. I have the most wonderful husband and we were married in the Temple where our marriage is for all eternity and not until death do us part. We have four wonderful daughters who are promised to be with us as an eternal family, never to be separated even in death if we live the gospel through out our lives. I know where to turn to find peace and I have a joy that can not be found anywhere in this world but, only through Jesus Christ and His Gospel which I testify is upon the earth and found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

How I live my faith

My membership in the Mormon church is everything to me. It is my way of life. I have had so many different opportunities to serve or volunteer within my ward or congregation. I have taught children, was a teacher of high school aged youth in an early morning (before school) seminary program, a teacher in the Sunday School for both youth and adults, organized camps for the young women, served as a full-time missionary when a young adult for 18 months and am currently able to work within our women's organization as a leader. It really doesn't matter where or what I do in the church. What being a Mormon has allowed me to do is to be involved in ways that blesses my life and the lives of all that I am able to work with. I find that I feel very needed and a part of a community of people that are all striving for the same goals and are willing to support and encourage each other along life's journey. I feel great joy and am so thankful daily for the blessing of being a Mormon.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kathy Gulliver
Mormons believe that our Father in Heaven is the Father of every person who has and ever will live on this earth. That makes all of us brothers and sisters in our eternal family whether a member of the Mormon church or not. We therefore strive to love all of our brothers and sisters and if there is a need, we try to help where we can. In June of 2010, our daughter and her husband were living in Minot, North Dakota because of his assignment to the Air Force Base there. That June they lost their home in a flood as did thousands in the community. We went to visit a few weeks later and could not believe the devastation! What we found within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was a command center to help anyone, member or not, who needed help clearing their house of debris. My husband, two daughters and myself joined a team of volunteers (full-time missionaries for the Mormon Church) and we were assigned to the home of a family that were not members of our church but who were desperate for help. We spent the day tearing out everything from their home, cleaning down to the 2x4 frame construction, cleaning it with bleach and leaving it to air our so that new construction could begin at a later time. It was a wonderful day of service to a family who had been devastated by losing everything. We found joy in helping in some small way to ease their pain in the mist of their trial. Show more Show less