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Hi I'm Kelsey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be outside. I ski in the winter, and rock climb, cycle, and run in the summer. My husband and I love to train for races together; our favorite type of race is the triathlon. I am working on a Masters degree in Marriage Counseling and I hope to help families in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family for all Eternity. I chose to be a member of His church because it provides understanding into the eternal nature of each individual. I need His church because it gives me peace and comfort as I contemplate Heavenly Father's plan for all of His children, and our Savior's love and sacrifice that allows us to be perfected and return to God's presence. I know that God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in order to bring about the restoration of the gospel. I know that God has not stopped speaking to His prophets in these Latter days, and that we are still led by a true and living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that Heavenly Father loves and knows, intimately, each of His children and that He wants the best for us. Because He wants us to return to live with Him, He sent His Son to live and to die for us. I know that Christ's sacrifice was made for me and for you, personally not collectively. I know that we will stand to be judged before God at the last day and that we will fall to worship our Savior. I know that we can learn the word of God through the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants. I am a Mormon because I want to live with God in the Celestial Kingdom forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others around me. I try to set an example for others in the way I dress modestly, be kind and cheerful toward others, avoid gossip and profanity, and treat my body with respect by not eating or drinking things that might hurt it. I don't try to preach to others, but I do hope others will see the light in my life that the Gospel provides.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Serving a full-time mission is a privilege and opportunity that many young men and women, and senior couples choose to take advantage of. Young men are strongly encouraged to serve a two-year mission beginning at age 18. Young women also have the option to serve for 18 months when they turn 19. Serving missions is a way that we show our love and gratitude to Heavenly Father and for His gospel. We want to share the message of truth to others, so their lives can be blessed, and their families can be eternal. Show more Show less