Kathryn Backus DeSantis

Profile Updated: August 18, 2014
Mission Start Year: 1975
Now Residing In: Draper, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: divorced
Occupation/Retired?: Family Nurse Practitioner (private practice)
Children/Grandchildren: 3 children (2 sons and 1 daughter), 2 granddaughters
Areas Served (including start & end dates (MM/YY)): Companions: (try your best-as memories fade, this info helps everyone link names and places-consult your journal-thanks!) (月/年):伝道地(開始日、終了日を含む)(同僚)

Served mission: January 11, 1975 to July 13, 1976
January-March, 1975, SL Mission Training Center and LTM in Hawaii - with Brown Shimai (couple of wks w/Gunderson Shimai)
March 13 to May 11, 1975, Morioka Branch w/Valerie Perrins and Kanani Kaonohi
May 11 to May 29, Sendai w/Kristen McMain
May 29 to July 16, Sendai w/Eileen Kunimoto
July 16 to July 25, Sendai w/Takiko Kushiyama Shimai
August 1-5, Sendai w/Michiko Kido Shimai
August 6 to January 21, 1976, Yamagata w/Takiko Kushiyama Shimai (kanojo wa subarashikatta!!)
January 22 to Feb. 8, Yamagata, w/Haraguchi Mikayo Shimai
Feb. 9 to March 31, Fukushima w/ Kikuchi Mieko Shimai
March 31 to May 12, Akita w/Mizunoya Sachiko Shimai (yasashii)
May 13 to July 12, Akita w/Connie Jeppesen (ganbarimashita!)

Mission Story:

As recorded in my missionary diary: "It wasn't a mission rich in baptisms. On the contrary, baptisms were few and far between, yet the thousands of seeds we planted must be harvested soon . . . time for planting is over for me in Japan. I pray the Lord's choicest blessings upon all these beautiful people I was privileged to meet and spend time with. They'll always hold a special place in my heart. :) "

Picture above taken 8/16/2014 in SLC w/Hiroko Shio Shimai. Her husband Hideo Shio was the branch president in Sendai during our Jidai. They are just finishing their 5th couples mission here in SLC and will be returning to Japan 8/28. They're sorry to be missing the taikai in October.

Kathryn's Recent Comments

Aug 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM

What a nice way to connect with our Sendai missionary friends! Todd, thanks so much for organizing all this for us - you're amazing!

Posted: Aug 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM
Posted: Aug 18, 2014 at 6:50 PM