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Hi I'm Kathey

I am a Wife, Mother, retired Marine, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother,mother-in-law, retired Marine, Realtor, substitute teacher, currently a college student and a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me and I love Him. My family loves to cook,garden, travel and go camping and do other outside activities, and this past summer my children and I went on a trip across the country from the East Coast to Seattle and back. It was an amazing experience and along the way we stopped at many of the temples for the church and saw many amazing things that strengthened our family and testimonies.

Why I am a Mormon

I am because this faith and the testimony it has brought me has made me into a better person. I knew many people who were members of the church and they each planted seeds into my curiosity about the church. I became a member while I was in Marine Corps recruit training, and I was a slow spiritual learner, but once I understood the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how he was born, lived , was crucified and rose again to pay the price for each and every one of us, it helped me to understand we are all children of a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to choose to return to Him. Are we perfect? No, but we are striving to become more like Him and we may stumble and fall on the way, but thanks to the Atonement of Christ, we are able to repent and learn and grow and become more like our Savior. The church asks us to search the scriptures, ponder and pray to gain our own testimonies , and to seek out all good learning for ourselves and our families. We can seek out the truth of all things , through the promptings of the Spirit.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the church as an employment specialist . I have served int he past as a leader in the 8-12 year old girls group,as a teacher of our 4 year-olds(Sunbeams), as an emergency preparedness teacher and also as a leader in the women's group organization. These calling have given me opportunities to learn by teaching and helped me to grow spiritually and learn more to help my in my home and family. I also do other things in my community, as I have served as a volunteer for the last 24 years in a community organization that helps low income families with toys for Christmas. For the last 15 years, my family has gone out on Christmas Day and given toys to families identified through the local law enforcement agencies and being in need for the holidays. This experience has taught us more than the benefit of giving, but has taught my children to be selfless. This past year, it was difficult financially for us, but our children said of their meager gifts grateful thank yous, and said next year they would like to give some of what they receive to others , as they are blessed with much. They learned these things through giving service in the community and in the church.

What is faith?

I was once asked , how do I know that Jesus ever lived and if God is real? I though very carefully about this one, and I asked the young man if he ever had promptings telling him something were right or wrong, and when he practiced his skateboarding if he got to a point he knew he was doing it right. Well the same thing can go for the gospel. If one reads the Book of Mormon, and the Bible, and thinks carefully about it, and prays and asks for promptings to know if these things are right, the same feeling that one gets when making good choices in life will follow. Faith is believing in something one cannot see or touch, we have faith that the sun will shine, as it has every day of our lives, but when it is something we cannot see, it may feel more difficult. We know there are those that love us, but we cannot see the feeling, but we know it when we feel it. Faith to me is a feeling , knowing that when I read, ponder and pray , I will now that these things are true and in knowing truth, faith can be established. Show more Show less