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Hi I'm Kathleen

I am a Mormon and am a stay at home mother/grandmother.

About Me

I was a stay at home mother-for which I am so grateful, and am now a grandmother. I have four children. I like to sew and do various sorts of crafts, especially paper crafts, where there is a purpose, teaching, or service aspect. Religion has always been a very central part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I cannot imagine not being Mormon. Not because I was raised in the faith-though I am so fortunate I was, but because it gives answers to the purpose and meaning of life. It provides strength to the imperfect striving to improve. Education and improvement are a very important facet of our faith. It teaches not only responsibility-but how we can be responsible in every area of one's life. It values and preserves gender, marriage, and family. I love it because it is a living gospel-organized as Jesus directed during his ministry on earth. Having a living prophet helps us to interpret the many voices in the world that all proclaim truth. At my age I can add that my belonging is not just an act of faith, but of many years of active participation, which have proved time and again the tenets of my faith.

How I live my faith

I, with my regional director, am currently responsible for overseeing the religious education of the high school-aged youth in our area. I participated as a youth, and have experienced and seen how this education plays a vital part in their future. They usually read completely through all the scriptures for the first time through these high school years. They learn the doctrine of our faith. They are able to know what they believe and why and communicate that to others. Many do not have the opportunity to learn these things from any other source; both for the reasons of 1. devoting dedicated, pointed study in these areas, and 2. many families are coping with so many issues of survival (health, emotional, financial, divorce, death, etc.) that what used to be absorbed in the traditional family of generations ago, is not available to them. I love that this instruction gives concrete reason and direction for their lives now and in the future.