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Hi I'm Kailey Pedersen

I love my cello, soccer, and the classics (music, art, books, etc.) I'm a missionary in the Texas Houston Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an undergraduate student working on music therapy and biochemistry degrees. I am serving a full-time mission in Houston, Texas speaking Spanish! I enjoy music, soccer, volleyball, reading, nature, and family. I have a job and continue to labor to provide myself with means to go to school. I work hard every day to strive to learn and continue my education not only through going to school, but learning from others through simple listening and observation. I love experiencing the simple joys the world has to offer in every aspect: observing nature, living with music, enjoying time with family, serving others, and living the gospel. I always strive to return to the simple things in life and try to live that way in everything I do, no matter what may come at me. I love music and I am grateful for the talents my Heavenly Father has given to me; my greatest desire is to give everyone an opportunity to hear and appreciate music worldwide and to promote music and the joy it brings to a global community. Both music and the gospel will bring pure, true happiness and peace within ourselves, our families, and our communities. Through our Savior Jesus Christ, everything is possible, a truth I continue to discover as he provides the means for me to become like him in all I do. Humility can become a blessing as we turn to him to perfect ourselves. As we set goals and are diligent in striving to progress, I have found we can accomplish anything - nothing is out of reach.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born in the church, being a Mormon did not come easy to me. I grew up and saw the joy it brought to me and others, and I was faithful in attending meetings and living its truths but I had still had doubts about its surety. I experienced a point where I had doubts that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were real and truly cared about me and that this was their church. Upon studying the Book of Mormon one day, I came upon a passage in Alma chapter 30 when Alma is confronting Korihor, who refuses to believe in God unless he sees a sign. Alma says to him that "all things denote there is God" and that he has no need for signs. When I took the time to observe the things around me, I came to the same realization. I was and am a Mormon because of the beautiful things which Christ created, all of which testify of his divinity; I felt the power of the atonement and will continue to take upon me the name of Christ and turn to him. I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that this is God's church upon the earth, and it provides the ultimate way to return to him and an everlasting source of peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

I recently moved into a singles ward, a ward exclusively for young adults. It is a great experience to associate with other young adults and strengthen one another as we all go through similar experiences. Attending meetings with the ward and participating in ward activities are only the beginning of truly living my faith. Everyday I strive to be an example, to live as Christ would live, and to take upon me the name of Christ. This means to truly be filled with a desire to serve others and strive for perfection in every aspect of my life. Living my faith comes through simple kindness, respect, and appreciation for others. Sometimes it may be difficult, but as others see the joy that comes from it, they have a desire to live the same. I love to simply be myself and by doing so, uplifting those around me.