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Hi I'm Kayla

I grew up in Utah. I'm currently serving a mission in Lyon, France. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. After a lot of time searching in various majors, I've decided to studying English and French. This July, I will begin to serve as a missionary in southern France.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom and dad are both members of the church. I grew up in the church; I didn't know that there was another option. Growing up in Utah, I didn't have many opportunities to interact with people who weren't already members of my church. One time, my friend and I were talking to a man who was not a member of the church. He asked why we had chosen to join the Mormon Church. I said that I had grown up a member, and my friend told him about her conversion to the church three years earlier. He said that my story didn't really mean a lot to him because I was just "following what my parents did." I had the opportunity to tell him that I had asked God if this church and the things that my parents had taught me since I was young were true. I received an answer from God, and I know for myself. When I was younger, I went through some tough things, as everyone does. When I felt very much alone, I had to turn to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to help me. That's when I began to know for myself that God was really there and that this church was more than just something my family did. I began to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the true Church of Christ. I studied and prayed a lot. Now I can truly say that I know that this church is true, and that the teachings in this church have brought me closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I do not know what I would do without Heavenly Father and Christ there to help me.

How I live my faith

I have the amazing opportunity of teaching a class of five-year-olds each Sunday. Sometimes I wonder if the kids listen to a word I say, but I'm trying to let them know that I love them and to show them that I know what I am teaching is true. I'm also able to volunteer at the Missionary Training Center to help with the missionaries who are preparing to serve mission in French Speaking countries. I'm so thankful for these opportunities to serve. Honestly, sometimes it feels like a burden. But I know that when I give my best, I am always blessed for what I do. And I hope I help those around me. I think that I am blessed more than those I serve. Cheesy or cliché? Yes. But, is it true? Absolutely!