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Hi I'm Kelsey

I love politics. I love to learn. I want to see the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student, a new wife, a dog owner and a political junkie. I am working full time and pursuing my Masters in Public Administration at the same time. It was at school that I found my love for politics. My high school government teacher assigned us to memorize the terms, parties and vice president of every president of the United States and memorize the amendments to the U.S. Constitution. That assignment opened my eyes to the fascinating world of politics. I loved it so much that I studied political science in college and continue to follow it closely today. Service and traveling are some of my passions. I only wish I could afford to do both more often. I have been so lucky to have seen many parts of the world and have so many service opportunities. I believe that travel and service are the first steps to making the world a better place. I have gained so much love and understanding for other cultures and people, and have made life long friends around the world. I'd be remiss if I also didn't say how much fun it is to travel and give service! My goal is to someday touch every continent and hopefully help someone out while I am there. The most important thing to me is my family. They are my best friends. I was recently married and fall in love with my husband more every day. He makes my heart sing! I am the middle child of five. My siblings and I have laughed, cried, celebrated and gotten into trouble together. Nothing brings me more pleasure than being with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? It is because of my family. I was privileged to be born into a Mormon family. As long as I can remember, my parents have been teaching me the stories and lessons of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I haven't always had a very strong belief in the Church though. I trusted my parents and my parents believed it but it wasn't really until I went to my first year of college that I really began to realize its truth. I am still learning and wondering about the gospel. It's come slowly and a little at a time but as I look back on the last few years, I wouldn't have it any other way. I never had a huge experience telling me that the Church was true and that bothered me at first. I wanted some grand experience that would make me believe, but it just came by good feelings and a realization of how blessed I am. Sometimes I still feel a little lost but during those times, I just focus on what I do know. I DO know that I have a wonderful family who I trust. I DO know that I am happier when I live according to the church. I DO know that there is a God and that He loves me. In the end, I believe because it makes sense. I think to myself, "if Heavenly Father has given me so many blessings, why is there any doubt in my mind?" My belief in this gospel grows every day now. I love feeling like I belong in this Church and that Heavenly Father loves me and watches over even the little things I do.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching, reading and praying. I read my scriptures and pray everyday. I love to pray. Whenever I am in need or am particularly grateful for something, I will pray in the middle of the day no matter what I am doing. I pray that I will do well on tests at school, I pray that my little doggy will behave and I pray to thank my Heavenly Father when things go my way. The scriptures also play an important role in my life. The prophets I read about in scripture give me a little guidance on how I should live my life in the modern day. I am also so privileged to teach my congregation once a month in Sunday School. Teaching is so much fun! I think that I learn more when I teach than my students do. It is so much fun to study and learn the gospel with my congregation.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are not too different from any other woman. We hold jobs, pay bills, love our families, and are strongly encouraged to have a good education. The women of our Church are as diverse as the rest of the world and come in all shapes and sizes. We strive to be the best we can be each day and help others who are in need. Mormon's believe in equality between men and women. We even teach that one should not be without the other. Women are cherished by our Heavenly Father and Savior. He loves all of His children no matter their color, gender, size or shape. God loves women just as much as he loves men and entrusts women with many responsibilities. No gender is more important than the other. Show more Show less