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Hi I'm Kelsi!

I'm a stay-at-home wife. I'm a student. I'm an animal lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a newlywed. My husband and I were married for time and all eternity. I believe that families can truly be together forever. My husband and I strive to make the world a better place. We want to share the gospel with those around us. I love missionary work. There is no greater joy than serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was raised in a non-denominational church. I grew up being told what to believe. I thought that was normal. I got to high school and became friends with members of the church. I was drawn to them. They were always so happy. I wanted to feel what they felt every day. My brother was given a Book of Mormon from a friend and I saw his life change as he read it. Missionaries came to our house and my brother was baptized. I wanted to discover what he had already learned. I started to read. I felt in every fiber of my being that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I was soon baptized. Sadly, I fell away from the church within a year of my baptism. I became depressed and didn't want anything to do with it. I tried to attend my previous church but it felt wrong. I couldn't find happiness no matter how hard I tried. I was completely lost. I felt life couldn't go on if God didn't tell me what to do. For the first time in a long time I prayed. I prayed for direction. Soon, missionaries knocked on my door. I was hesitant at first, thinking that God was crazy to send them to my house, but my heart was softened. They asked me to come back to church. Before I said yes, they showed me a passage from the Book of Mormon. Mosiah 27:28-29: "Nevertheless, after wading through much tribulation, repenting nigh unto death, the Lord in mercy hath seen fit to snatch me out of an everlasting burning, and I am born of God. My soul hath been redeemed from the gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity. I was in the darkest abyss; but now I behold the marvelous light of God. My soul was racked with eternal torment; but I am snatched, and my soul is pained no more." The words were meant for me. I wanted to "behold the marvelous light of God" again. I accepted the invitation to come back to church. Life will never be the same. The peace felt from being a part of something so amazing trumps anything I have ever felt.

How I live my faith

When I wake up in the mornings, I pray to my Heavenly Father. I pray for strength and guidance, among lots of other things. I try to pay attention to the promptings I receive from the Spirit to guide me and I have learned that by doing so I grow in my faith and as an individual. I look for opportunities to help and serve others. I strive to be a positive example for those around me. This gospel is life changing and I want people to ask questions about why I live the way I do. I want everyone to know of the truth and the best way I can teach is by being that example, by trying to be Christ-like.