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Hi I'm Kay Richards

I come from pioneer ancestry and am the mother of 12 children. Family has meant everything to me. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in a happy family gave me the desire to marry and build a family of my own. I have had the opportunity of graduating from college and while there, meeting my husband. Together we have been blessed with 12 children, 10 of whom have married and have children of their own. Two of our daughters died as babies. Family values and many traditions and activities have blessed all of us. We have a gathering place where memories have been made and continue to be made with our grandchildren. Sewing projects, photos, games, water skiing, swimming, hiking, reading good books and being together, have taught us that happiness is found in family life. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

The blessing of growing up in a family of faith, provided me with the pattern of happiness that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the Mormon church. I know that we are all children of a Heavenly Father that loves us and that His son came to earth to redeem all of us from our sins and from death. I love the Savior and know that His church, in it's fullness, has been restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. I humbly testify that a sincere reading of the Book of Mormon will bring one to their knees, to ask with gratitude and humility, if the Book of Mormon is the word of God. By the power of the Holy Ghost, we may know the truth of all things. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is led by a prophet of God. May we all come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.

How I live my faith

One thing I love about my faith and religion is that it has given me opportunity to serve. I was able to work with the young women, 12 and over, teaching them lessons and going to camp with them. Service projects are a big part of working with youth and helping them find meaning in their lives by serving others. I have been able to teach the women of my faith in Women's Conferences and in our weekly gatherings. My husband and I were asked to leave our home for 3 years to preside over one of the missions of our church. During that time 450 missionaries served with us in teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. We felt so grateful for the wonderful young men and women that served for 18 months to 2 years, teaching the gospel to everyone they could. We are just embarking on a new mission this year, 2016, to help teach and invite others to become part of the Pathway Program, an online education that can bless and change lives.What a blessing of opportunities my religion as given to me.