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Hi I'm Kaylie

I grew up in Florida. I'm a wife, mother, outdoor enthusiast and graphic designer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Florida, I loved going to the beach and boating with my family. Currently I live in Kentucky and I am a stay at home mom who does graphic design on the side. I enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, tennis, hiking, and rock climbing. I also enjoy knitting and playing the piano. When I was 21, I did missionary work for a year and a half in Singapore and Malaysia.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon. But at a young age I was surprised to realize that not all Christians believe the same things, especially about the nature of God. But, as I asked my parents questions, attended church meetings and studied the scriptures, I felt a peacefulness and excitement in my heart and I knew that what I had been taught was true. This conviction grew stronger as I continued to pray and study the scriptures. As I live according to what I’ve been taught, the peace that I feel reaffirms to me the truthfulness of Mormonism. I feel so grateful to have grown up as a Mormon and am excited to share the joy of understanding Heavenly Father’s nature and His merciful plan for us as his children with others. I am not only a Mormon because I was born to parents that were Mormons, but because I choose every day to continue to be one by the way that I live. I love knowing that God is a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to become like him and has provided a way for that to happen. Because of his love for us, he allows us to experience difficult things so that we might grow. He has provided us with a savior so that when we are experiencing difficult things or when we make mistakes, we aren’t alone and can always turn to him for help. I love knowing that my family can be together forever. I know these things because a loving Heavenly Father continues to reveal truths to us today, just as he did in ancient times through his servants the prophets.  

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by trying to live in harmony with the teachings of Christ. I attend church every Sunday for three hours. Every Mormon has the opportunity to receive responsibilities that are extended to them by their leaders. No one in the church is paid for fulfilling these responsibilities. In the women's organization of the church, each woman is usually assigned two other women to visit and befriend at least once every month. This is called "visiting teaching." My current responsibility is to supervise a small group of women and to encourage them to do their visiting and to make sure everyone is visited.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kaylie
We believe that baptism, performed correctly with the proper authority and power of God is necessary for all men and women to be forgiven of their sins or wrong doings. Without it, we can’t return to live with our Heavenly Father again or be cleansed from our sins. However, there are many who never have the chance to even learn about God in this life, let alone be baptized. So, since Heavenly Father loves us no matter who we are, and is by nature perfectly just and fair, He has provided a way for all of us to have the opportunity to learn about him, whether in this life, or after we die. Everyone will have that opportunity and will have the choice to either meet God’s requirement of baptism or not. Since those who are already deceased no longer have a body for the time being, they physically cannot be baptized. So, baptism is something that must be performed on their behalf by someone else still living and possessing a body. We can be baptized in their place and those for whom we are baptized can either choose to accept that baptism or not.  Show more Show less

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

Kaylie
The Holy Ghost, or sometimes referred to as the Spirit, is the third member of what we call the Godhead, which includes Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is a spirit, not possessing a body as do Heavenly Father and Jesus. This allows him to fulfill his special role of witnessing of truth. He is able to touch our hearts to tell us that something is true through the good feelings that he brings. The Holy Ghost is like a messenger. It is often through him that Heavenly Father answers prayers. Many times when I've had questions and prayed about them, it was through the peaceful feeling that Holy Ghost gave me that I received answers to my questions. Show more Show less