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Hi I'm Kelli

I am a Registered Nurse, happily married, with 6 kids and 13 grandkids! I love the gospel!

About Me

Very Happily married to the love of my life for 31 years. Mother of 3 boys and 3 girls, all over 18 now. Grandmother of 13. Love being a "Grammy." I was an Licensed Practical Nurse for over 25 years, when I decided to finally finish that coveted Registered Nurse degree. I graduated on my 50th birthday and now work in Home Health. I love interacting with the patients in their own environment. My work allows me to gain patience, tolerance for others, and a compassion that helps me gain a glimpse of what is meant by "Christ-like love for your fellow man."

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church when I was 4 years old, so I pretty much grew up in the church. I have always felt, even as a very young primary student, that I was of great value to my Heavenly Father. I knew there was more to this life than what I was experiencing at the time. I knew that I had a full life ahead of me and I always wanted to make the best of whatever I experienced. I have had my struggles with depression, poor choices, and watching some of my grown children wander. But I always find great solace and comfort in holding to the truths that I know in my heart are of God. The gospel message brings more than anything else, a peace and comfort in knowing that Jesus Christ's mission was for everyone certainly, but even for little me. I take it very personally. He suffered and died that I might not suffer and that I may live again with Him and with my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have held various callings in church. I've worked in the program for women, the Young Women's program which is a program for youth, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and now I am a Primary Teacher. I teach the Sunbeams, the 3 year olds. I have 4 little girls in my classroom and I love them! I enjoy watching their eyes light up when they share their personal stories about their families, their pets, and their unique experiences that only a 3 year old can have!

Are Mormons Christians?

This has really always seemed a silly question to me. The name of our church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." He is the cornerstone of our faith. Without Christ, there would be no redemption, there would be no resurrection, and there would be no reason for our time here on earth. Faith really is dead without works. We not only must believe in Christ, but we must have faith that His mission is real and that we are a real part of it. And in living by faith, we WILL do the things we know we ought to do. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Satan believes in Christ and that certainly doesn't give him an open door to exaltation and eternal life. We must therefore temper our belief with living correct principles. We must go forward and do all that we can do to live the gospel and Christ will make up for what is impossible for us to do. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

I believe the name "Mormon" was given to us in the early days of the restoration, when Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Those who did not think well of Joseph Smith and his followers, called them "Mormons" because of the Book of Mormon. Instead of taking it as an insult or becoming angry, we have been taught to not be offended and to just remind those who don't know the real name of our church "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We must have a Savior because we are not perfect. We will make mistakes in this life because it is a learning experience. We cannot become better unless we experience both the good and the bad this life has to offer. I don't mean that we must purposely seek to do wrong, but we will experience happiness and sadness, sweetness and bitterness. And we will suffer. That suffering could be our downful, if there wasn't a Savior to lift us up, ease our burdens, and pave the way for us to overcome all the evil in this world. Christ died and was resurrected so that we too, can be resurrected. He broke the bands of death. Christ will, if we allow Him and turn to Him in our times of sorrow, ease our suffering. He will take the pain away so that we may go forward with renewed assurance that there is peace to come. We can let go of the past mistakes, the pain we have caused by our own transgressions, as well as the pain we suffer at the hands of others. I know this to be true because I have experienced it in my life. Jesus Christ truly does do what He says He will do. It truly is Amazing Grace. Show more Show less