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Hi I'm Kalesha

I'm a Mormon and loving it daily, because it keeps me grounded..

About Me

Been a member since February 21, 2004. I've always been a Christian, but choosing this faith is one of the best things that will ever happen to me in this life. I'm a very loving and kind individual, who likes to think of others. I always say I'm at my best when I'm doing Heavenly Father's work. I love singing, dancing and being creative, whether with my hands or any talents that I've been blessed with; I sing with the Church's branch and district choirs. I think my best calling is when I'm serving the young adults; we are all so precious in God's sight.

Why I am a Mormon

Just like most converts, our story starts with missionaries at our doorsteps. I remember returning home after living away for a while and just needed a change - a change of lifestyle. I remember it just as if it was yesterday. I remember pouring out my heart to the Lord on the couch and just praying for answers. Now, before Missionaries came to my doorstep, I'd probably seen them twice on the road (and yes, once on a bicycle, but they do track on feet as well), never really heard anything about them, just that i saw them on the streets, so when they came to my doorstep the following day, before we were formally introduced, i felt the gladness in my heart, because, i instantly knew what their 'mission' was. Being from a Christian home, i was interested to hear the Gospel they had to offer. It was pretty late, (being a member now, i'm sure they were on their way home, but decided to stop by my house) so they made appointments to visit another day. All our lessons where inciteful and all my questions answered, when I was told to pray about The Book of Mormon, i hesitated not, because i did the lessons that were taught and I knew that it was time to have that 'renewed' life I've been searching for. What I admired the most, was that I wasn't forced into anything and we always prayed to have the Holy Spirit in our midst. I was invited to Church before baptism, so I was able to participate in the various classes that they had, i was even attending Institute (this is a class where we are able to study God's word in more details) even before I was baptized.

How I live my faith

Doing is always the best example you can portrait. Living your life in harmony with God's word. Daily prayer and scripture study can only enhance your life. Listening to the councils of the Prophet and the Apostles will enrich your life greatly than you could ever imagine. I remember being a councillor in the Young Women Presidency (class for young women aged 12 - 17), before I did anything, travelled anywhere or even got dressed, I would always ask myself, what impact would it have on my young women, whether negative or positive. What influence would it have on their lives. We never know who we influence in our daily living, we never know who is watching us from a far; this is not done to be pleasing in man's sight, but in God's sight. Being a member has kept me grounded and focused in school, work and especially home. We are councilled not to be idle or lazy, so when things were slow at work, I knew I couldn't be idle, because I'd have to give an account, not only to man in this case, but to God as well. Healthy and righteous living is what we promote, all our teachings and believes not only will impact our future lives, but it impacts greatly on our earthly lives - here and now. There is always room for growth in our lives and having the influence of the Holy Spirit daily in our lives can help foster that growth. One of the best things to ever happen to me and is the greatest yet, is going to the Temple; my family and I and a few other church members were pioneers for the Panama Temple, nothing beats the joy we felt. I never had the opportunity to serve a mission when I joined the Church, but it's in my future plan to serve as I know and feel of the joy missionary work brings, to self, family and friends and those who are being taught the Gospel.. To whom much is given, much is required; but something is required of us all...