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Hi I'm Koryl

I'm a dancer. Jazz, ballet, lyrical, hiphop, contemporary, ballroom...you name it, and I love it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in school right now, studying for my degree in dance. Don't worry...I'm getting my minor in business management, so I still have one foot on the logical ground though I spend most of my time up dancing in the clouds. I LOVE to dance. I've danced for 17 years, and it has been the most wonderful developer of "me". Other than dance I love...family. six brothers. red lipstick. horse rides with Mom. dinner dates with Dad. fresh flowers. acrylic nails. long walks in peaceful, overcast weather. country music. turquoise. God.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the peace it brings to my life. I know who I am, who I need to become, and most of all, I know I'm loved. I grew up being told that I am a daughter of God. I truly believe that now. I am His daughter and He loves me. My conversion story is simple. I moved to college and had an identity crisis...there were thousands of girls on campus who were just as accomplished as I was. I didn't feel special anymore, and I couldn't find a reason to like being "me". That was until I remembered, and truly came to believe, that I am valuable and precious in the eyes of my Creator. I am a daughter of God, and He wants me to live my life so I can return to live in His presence again. Likewise, all of those beautiful, accomplished young ladies walking around campus are His daughters too. They are valuable and precious too. God loves us all, and that love I feel from Him for all of His children has rooted me in this church. This knowledge is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by commiting to God to be better each day. I've found that life is better when it involves lots of people, so I keep my eyes open for what people need. I teach my jazz dance students to appreciate and respect their beautiful bodies. I live with Christ's teaching to "fear not, believe only" in mind. I call up my parents and tell them "thank you" and that I love them every day. I set aside at least an hour a day to read my scriptures and to give thanks to God for all the MILLIONS of things I have to be grateful for. I remember to be loving and kind, because really, that's all the world really needs! These are ways that I live my faith. 

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Koryl
I like to think of all of God's children as a big happy family, with each member having a different and unique mortal experience. Not everyone in this family heard about the gospel during their mortal life. That's why Mormons perform baptisms for the dead. We want every member of God's family to have the chance to be members of this church. Show more Show less