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Hi I'm Kira

I speak Spanish. I was a third grade teacher. I'm a Mommy. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hi! I'm Kira. I was privileged to learn Spanish on a mission. When I returned, I minored in ESL, with my major of Elementary Education. I taught third grade for a year, before I left my job to be a stay-at-home mommy of a sweet little boy. It was always my dream to be a mommy, so this is the perfect life for me. I love music, and try to take time every day to sit down and play my piano. I also make sure I have time to curl up with a good book each day. One of my absolute favorite things to do is cook and bake--a hobby that my husband loves because he always has a home-cooked meal on the table for dinner and leftovers to take for lunch. My dreams are all coming true...but they are made so much sweeter with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born into the Church, but I couldn't rely on my parents telling me it was true forever. I eventually had to find out for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true or not. So I asked Heavenly Father to help me know. And He answered that prayer. I knew without a doubt that the Church was true. A few years later, I decided to be a missionary for the Church, and that was the best decision I could have ever made in my life--to be able to share what I believe with my brothers and sisters! I will always be grateful and treasure that opportunity I had to share the blessing of the Gospel with my brothers and sisters. The Gospel brings me true joy. I know that no matter what the circumstance, I am not alone. My Heavenly Father and Savior are there to help me through. I went through a period of depression, and felt so helpless. But, over time, I came to recognize the blessing of the Atonement of Jesus Christ in my life. I KNOW that He suffered for that pain when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. I overcame my depression and have once again found joy, and that has brought me great strength. I have read and studied the Book of Mormon, and felt the Spirit as I read. I attend church each week as I know the strength and help it will bring to me throughout the week. Having that Spirit in my home is so important to me. I can't imagine what it would be like to not have the help of my Heavenly Father each and every day, and I want my son and his future siblings to know and love that Spirit and feel it in their lives each day as my husband and I have throughout our lives.

How I live my faith

I make time for things that bring the Spirit of the Gospel into my daily life. My days start and end with prayer, thanking my Heavenly Father for the many blessings He has given me, and asking for blessings my family and I are in need of. Each day I sit down with my scriptures and spend time studying and pondering to strengthen my testimony. I am trying to teach my son, despite his young age so he can gain a testimony at an early age. I am very active in the church, and make sure that I fulfill my callings faithfully. Each month I visit other sisters in my ward and strengthen friendships, and have other sisters into my home to do the same. I am the organist in my ward, and take time to practice each week so I can help bring the Spirit into the ward meetings. I volunteer to do whatever I can and help whoever is in need. I try to live my life in a way that people can see the joy I find in the Gospel.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kira
A testimony is a firm, personal conviction. When we have a testimony, we have the faith to believe that something in the Gospel is true. A testimony doesn't have to be limited to be one thing, it can be a culmination of several different things that all build on each other to lift us up and strengthen us, helping us have a stronger faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less