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Hi I'm Kaili

I'm 1/8 Italian, 1/2 Canadian, a devoted Superman Fan, and I really enjoy being Mormon.

About Me

I spent my time between birth and nineteen wearing jeans and sweatshirts you order with your basketball team near the beginning of every school year. The only time I ever wore anything else was Sunday when my parents took me and my five siblings to Church, with me in my skirt and shiny leather shoes I never liked. But I grew up after High School and went to college where I decided to follow my dream and study writing. Everyone told me I was crazy and I should study a real career, or at least focus on my athletic abilities, but I knew that 'career' means 'what you'll do for the rest of your life' and the only thing I've ever really wanted to do is write. I graduated from my university last year with a degree in Professional Writing and I hope to one day, despite this aweful economy, work in book publishing for children and young adults.

Why I am a Mormon

Despite the natural abherence towards skirts I've cultured since my youth, going to Church every Sunday has been the greatest blessing of my life. I remember once, while serving as the youth group leader when I was 16, the woman serving as the President of our small group was changed to someone new a few weeks before a large annual activity. There were a few unexpected changes before the activity started that Tuesday, and the musical number we had spent the past few weeks preparing, we found upon arrival, wasn't part of the program. Our poor new President started to cry, out of stress I'm sure, and I remember being the only one to have seen her. And I remember, me, at age 16, working to comfort a fully grown woman and grandmother who was ashamed of a small mishap that had occured entirely out of her control anyway! Little experiences like that have helped me grow, and grow responsibly, while all other outward influences would usually drive someone as young as I was and am towards other types of diversion and amusement that leave the mind without the roots necessary to grow. I am glad that I'm mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by starting every day with study. I love the scriptures, God's holy source of word-by-word communication, and I'll be honest when I say that there are some mornings when something I read or something I learn feels too big to fit inside me. Do you know how much God loves you? I do. Because our Father in Heaven loves us with actions instead of just words--He is very focused and very devoted to raising His children to be the very best that they can be, no matter the sacrifice. All of that bottles up within me and I try to express it as best I can with my own actions as well; but when my words and aspirations exceed my actions I'm glad that one of our Universal Father's biggest attributes is patience. :)

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is the messanger of God that can speak with us in our hearts and minds, if we're listening. That means doing what you just know is right even if you can't explain why. If we follow that voice faithfully, it will lead us to the light and truth of God.  Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

 Mormon Temples are used to help us to progress. After we make the promise of baptism, where we show our God that we're willing to follow His ways and try our best to follow His Son's footsteps, we still have the rest of our lives to try and stay faithful to that promise. The Temple helps us with that, because it gives us a level of worthiness we continually need to strive to maintain within ourselves. It's also a sacred place of peace and calm where I go to feel my spiritual batteries recharge while helping other people beyond the veil have their chance to recieve all the blessings of heaven too. Show more Show less