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Hi I'm Kalee Rose

I'm a college student from Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior in college studying Psychology, Creative Writing, and Human Biology. I'm very involved on campus coordinating the blood drives, sitting on student judicial council, working as a trauma victim's advocate and I'm a club officer in the writers company and LDSSA (Latter-Day-Saint Student Association). I also help out with several sustainability and environmentally focused groups on campus. I love crocheting, watching movies on the weekends, coloring books, and going on road trips with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

When my mother was a young adult, she felt prompted to start looking for a church. One of her coworkers was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She noticed something different about him- something that made her ask about his faith. She joined the Church and thanks to her diligence and sacrifice I was blessed with the amazing opportunity to grow up in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Now that I am out on my own my gratitude for this great gift grows daily. It is a continual source of peace, joy, and happiness in my life. As I look back all my most treasured memories are of Young Women's activities, firesides, Seminary classes, scripture study with my mom, times when I was able to feel the Spirit. I am continually blessed by the Lord's tender mercies, and thanks to the Gospel knowledge taught by church leaders, teachers, and most of all my mom, I'm able to daily see his hand in my life and the life of those I love. Most of all I am grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whose infinite atonement has the power to heal all wounds, and for the love of my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I'm a teacher in my branch, and I love to study and prepare lessons, and being taught by and teaching by the Spirit. Studying gospel truths in the scriptures and the teachings of living prophets soothes my soul and brings peace in my life, and I enjoy being able to share the things I learn and the insights I gain with my branch members. I also work in the women's organization in the Church. I am blessed daily in my associations with my sisters in the Church, their faith, courage, and love for each other. I love to share in the teaching and living of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with my sisters.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kalee Rose
We teach that baptism by immersion is a saving ordinance necessary for all men in order to return to our Father in Heaven. However, many people have lived on this earth and died without the opportunity to be baptized, who may have accepted the ordinance had they the chance. Members of the Church submit the names of deceased ancestors and family members to temples, where they stand in living proxy for those who have passed on, performing saving ordinances. The deceased person then has the opportunity to accept the ordinance if they so choose. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kalee Rose
"For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." (2 Nephi 2:23) Because we are human and imperfect, no matter how hard we try our works alone are never sufficient to allow us to return to the presence of our Father in Heaven, because no unclean thing can dwell with him (1 Nephi 10:21, 1 Cor. 6:9-10). It is only through the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ that our sins can be forgiven, our imperfections made perfect, and our weaknesses become strengths ( Ether 12:27, 2 Cor. 12:9-10) If we exercise faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repent and are baptized in his name (by those holding the priesthood and authority of God, Heb. 5:4) and given the gift of the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands, his grace is sufficient for us as long as we continue to exercise faith in him (James 2:17-26) which is manifest as good works, obedience, and a repentant heart. All of these things are a gift of God and a representation of his grace--the Atonement of His Son, the opportunity to repent and be baptized, the Holy Ghost which cleanses, guides, and comforts, the faith we are given, even existence, daily life and breath. All good things are given us through the grace of God. Salvation is truly a gift, one that we are given and cometh not of ourselves, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-10) Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kalee Rose
Of course not! We know that all people on the earth today are sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father, and we are all brothers and sisters in the same great family. Our Father in Heaven and his Son love and serve each and every person and we are commanded to strive to be like Them. In my life, I've been very blessed to live, serve, and work with many people of various different faiths and backgrounds. I love them with all my heart. I pray fervently for them. I have learned many things from them and I am very grateful for their love, support, and friendship as well. Our God is no respecter of persons, and looketh not on the outward appearance, but on the heart. My life has been filled with many people from very different backgrounds who have good hearts. I hope someday we can all be united as one great family, Sons and Daughters of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less