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Hi I'm Kaity

I grew up on a farm. I am a physical therapy student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love adventure, travel, music, learning and trying new things!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and my parents taught me this gospel while I was growing up. I will always be grateful for the values they taught me and for setting a good example for me, but I came to a point in my life where I had to make a choice. I could not stay involved in this church without finding out for myself if the things I had been taught were true. It was a hard process that involved a lot of doubts, prayers, scripture study, and faith. Because I truly wanted to know for myself, I came through the process with a sure knowledge that God lives and that this is His true church. I know that God lives and that His Son, Jesus Christ, is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church on the earth that has His gospel in its fullness. We are lead by a prophet who has the same authority to speak for God as Moses and Elijah had. I feel it everytime I listen to him. God has not left us alone, He guides us today just as He did in Bible times, through a living prophet.

How I live my faith

I know that I am so blessed to have the opportunities that I have. I feel like I have a responsibility to use the things I have been blessed with to help others. Service to others is a big part of my life, and will be for as long as I am able to help. This gospel is a part of every aspect of my life. I live my faith everytime I pray, read the scriptures or go to church. I also live my faith when I stand up for what I believe in, even in the face of opposition. I live it because I believe in it, I know it's true.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kaity
It has been revealed through a modern day prophet that these things are not good for our bodies. The church's standard of a healthy diet is called the Word of Wisdom. It tells us things we should abstain from like alcohol, tea, and coffee, and things that were created for our use. We are told that fruits, vegetables and grains are good for us and that we should eat meat sparingly. We are promised that if we follow this guide, we will be blessed with health, strength and knowledge. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Kaity
Our bodies house our eternal spirits. They are one of God's greatest creations. The more I learn about the human body, the more I am amazed by it and the perfect way that it works. In Corinthians we are told to glorify God with our bodies and our spirits which are God's (1 Cor. 6: 19-20). Our bodies were bought with the price of the Savior's infinite Atonement. They are not really ours, they are God's. As the instrument of our spirits, our bodies become temples. Our bodies are our greatest defense against the devil, who has no body. Joseph Smith said that those who have bodies have power over those who don't. Satan has no power over us except for what we allow him. If we take care of our bodies, we will be better able to withstand and overcome Satan's traps and we will glorify God by keeping ourselves clean and pure. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kaity
Baptism is the first essential ordinance that has to be done to enter into the kingdom of God. It must be done on earth with a physical body in the right manner and by the right authority. By doing this work for those who have died, we make it possible for those who did not get the opportunity in this life, and will accept it in the next, to still be eligible for the blessings of being in our Heavenly Father's kingdom forever. This is one way that we help to link and seal our families together. Show more Show less