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Hi I'm Kylee

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently Peterson nővér, preparing to serve in Hungary, and at the Missionary Training Center right now. It is so exciting! I'm a very eclectic person. I dabble with many different activities and my taste in music ranges from classical to modern pop and country. I love to play the piano, read, and to do any sort of craft. I love to country swing dance and to run races with my family. The last race we did together was a marathon relay in Ogden, Utah. It is impossible for me to make a decision about my favorite color. I raise chickens and own a very old horse, two mules, and a lot of hunting dogs. I have a puppy that looks exactly like Fluffy from Harry Potter, except with only one head. There are also two ducks that decided to live in my pasture, and they make me giggle every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong LDS family and made the choice to be baptized when I turned eight. But I'm not a Mormon because I was raised to be one. I am a Mormon because I have my own testimony. I knew when I was eight, and know now, that this church is His church. I know that Joseph Smith had a revelation in answer to his prayer, and restored the true gospel. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet. Most importantly, I know that God and Christ love me and love you and that Christ atoned for our sins and was raised again. I have had these facts confirmed to me several times in my life. One of those times, I was sitting in my college ward's sacrament meeting on an otherwise normal sunday, pondering on the things I would say if I were to stand up and bear my own testimony. And then I couldn't help but cry because I suddenly felt the Spirit so strongly! I knew then that I really did have my own testimony, because it was the first time I had felt the Spirit that strongly purely as an individual. I'd had spiritual experiences like that before, but only at youth activities and firesides. Never had I felt that strongly just by myself. And now because of that, I have no doubt. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently preparing to serve a mission in Hungary and I am so excited! I am currently in a Mission Training Center, where we spend every hour trying to strengthen our relationships with Heavenly Father, Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I love being in choir with so many amazing missionaries around me. The things that are most important to me in living my faith are big goals that I take small steps torward every day. I'm not perfect, so repentance is key to living my faith. I know that as I put forth my best efforts to become like Christ, my mistakes and shortcomings can be swallowed up in the power of the Atonement. Christ will help me to succeed. It has been an amazing experience to be applying this while preparing for my mission - especially while trying to learn Hungarian. Life is hard, but it helps us grow!

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Kylee
In most ways, I would say that we are exactly like everyone else in the world. We go to school, and work, and have families. The difference is that we live with our lives focused on God. We dress modestly, don't use drugs or drink alcohol, tea, or coffee, attend church meetings every week, and strive to live lives full of integrity, service, love, and charity so that we can be worthy of the Holy Ghost's presence. The most important difference, I think, is that we live with our focus on eternity and the "big picture" rather than the "here and now". We think about our choices and ask ourselves, is this something that will affect my future in a positive, or a negative way? We look at the consequences as well as the choices. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kylee
Just like in a courtroom where witnesses are called onto the stand to "testify" of what they know about a court case, a "testimony" is knowledge about spiritual things that a person can share with others. A person's testimony can grow stronger as they continue to put their faith in Christ and act on the things that they do know about the gospel, or even the things that they hope to know. Show more Show less