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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a future choir teacher, a diabetic, and a happy person. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved the T-shirt company "Life is Good"--the slogan pretty much sums up how I feel about life! I am a very happy person who loves to sing, dance, read, and study. Right now I'm a college student studying music education. My goal is to become a middle school choir teacher after I graduate. I love my major, my school, and my life in general! I recently served a mission in Southern California and I had an amazing time there! I love anything Samoan and I have a large Samoan appetite (which I have to watch since I'm also a Type 1 Diabetic).

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said, I'm a happy person. Being a Mormon is the greatest source of happiness I have. I come from a long family line of faithful Mormons, and my siblings and I grew up with a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have witnessed firsthand how keeping the commandments of God blesses families. I have experienced how having faith, even during the darkest times, is a source of strength and hope. Life has not been easy, but the knowledge I have of a loving Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, has buoyed me up and helped me find peace. I am a Mormon because I know that the doctrines taught are true. I know that Joseph Smith did see God and Jesus Christ, and that Christ's true church was restored to the earth. What a merciful miracle to have Christ's church on the earth today! What a source of clarity in a world of confusion! There have been many times when I have felt a subtle, peaceful confirmation of these truths. I think that's Heavenly Father's way of letting me know without a doubt that I'm on the right track.

How I live my faith

Right now I help out with the music in our Sunday meetings. I get to direct the Choir, which is honestly the highlight of my week! It's great how the Mormon Church gives us opportunities to exercise our talents; I am getting some great practice for future teaching opportunities. I love working with other people in the ward (congregation). There really is a sense of unity when we have to work together to reach a goal. More than what I do in my ward, I live my faith through how I live each day. I believe certain things--for instance, that alcohol and tobacco should be avoided--and I act according to those beliefs. I try to follow the example that Christ set for us by being kind to others. I make mistakes every day and wish I could be better. But I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven of wrongdoings and can continue to progress.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture written by ancient prophets who lived on the American continent. It testifies of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and contains the pure teachings of His gospel, such as faith, repentance, baptism by immersion, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Book of mormon was translated by a prophet named Joseph Smith in the 1800s. The Book of Mormon is important because the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relies on whether or not this collection of scripture is true. A promise found in the Book of Mormon invites everyone on earth to read it, ponder its message, and ask God directly if the book is true. Those who follow this invitation will receive their own personal answer that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Even though I was raised in the Mormon Church, I have followed this invitation many times to confirm my testimony of the Book of Mormon. When I read, ponder, and pray about the Book of Mormon, I receive a subtle yet powerful confirmation that the book is true, that it was written by holy prophets of God, and that its teachings will help me return to my Heavenly Father. Whenever I have doubts or concerns, I turn to the Book of Mormon to find answers. As I read and pray, the Holy Ghost brings thoughts to my mind that answer my questions and give me hope and confidence. Show more Show less