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Hi I'm Kathy

I was raised in Idaho. In the 5th grade I shook Eleanor Roosevelt's hand. I am the mother of 4 married children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by wonderful parents, a kind father who thought the sun rose and set in his children and a mother who was my hero. After graduating from high school I worked three summers in The Grand Teton National Park where I met my future husband. I went to college and graduated in nursing and worked in that field until I started a family after which I was a stay at home mom. I supported my four children in their activities and raised them in the Church. I loved to cook, sew, sing, play the piano and organ, read. I was a vocal soloist at many functions, performed my own vocal recital, and sang in college and community choirs. I became an EMT, renewed my nursing license and returned to school and studied music when my children were older. I taught piano and later voice lessons for 11 years, was the vocal coach for the local high school musicals for seven years. Later in life I learned to play the bass fiddle in a bluegrass band with my husband, recording four Cd's. I took up hiking with my husband and climbed many high peaks. I love to swim, laugh, accompany on the piano, study the gospel of Jesus Christ and have enjoyed serving in the Church and in the temple. My husband and I are now getting ready to leave for an 18-month mission to Russia. I have 14 wonderful grand children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. My parents were very active in the Church and showed by example their love of the gospel. I married a Mormon and we have raised our four children in the Church. I have always loved the gospel of Jesus Christ, but my knowledge, testimony and faith in God have increased as I have matured. Studying the scriptures and prayer are mainstays in my life. I graduated from the Institute of Religion after my children were raised. I loved learning the many truths of the gospel from inspired, knowledgeable instructors.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly. We are encouraged to live the teachings of Jesus Christ and apply those principles in our everyday lives. Reading the scriptures daily is an important part of aligning myself with God. As a Mormon, I have served in leadership positions with the youth and the adult women. I have also taught gospel lessons to the adults. I have served in music positions such as conducting choirs and congregational singing, accompanying on piano and organ. I have taught organ and conducting basics to members. I have organized activities and programs with member's participation. In addition to my callings, I have visited each month with 3 or 4 women to whom I have been assigned. Offering charitable service strengthens that bond of sisterhood. I have served in local community activities helping to maintain a wholesome environment.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kathy
As I reflect on the order that is in all of God's creations, I am reminded of the scripture, "All things denote there is a God" (Book of Mormon Alma 30:44). As a baby grows in the womb, all of the body systems develop--a beating heart, lungs, hands, ears. The mother's body supports the fetus until birth at which time the miracle of a living baby begins functioning on it's own. The order of the seasons, the healing of wounds, the oxygen we breathe, the growing of fruits and vegetables, taste buds, the human voice, the emotions of love and charity, the atonement of Jesus Christ for all mankind, are all evidences that there is a God. To me it takes a greater imagination not to believe in God than to believe in Him. Show more Show less