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Hi I'm Kelli

I'm a mom of 4, a preschool teacher, a blogger, a bargain hunter, a camper and a hiker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There might not be much about me that's extraordinary or grand, but I am who I am and I couldn't be happier. The most important thing about me, and the thing that has shaped my life the most, is my religion. It helped me find my husband who I couldn't live without! It's brought me much peace and comfort when my Dad passed away suddenly last year. It has helped me raise 4 good kids and helped me teach them good values and morals.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon, my parents grew up Mormon, all I knew growing up was being a Mormon. As I got older and traveled and met different people from different countries, different cultures and from different religions, I have always found comfort in being a Mormon. I continue on this path of Mormonism not because it is all I know but because I have always found the answers to my prayers and concerns in life. I have always found truth and comfort in my religion and in the two books it teaches from the most, the Bible and the Book of Mormon. My love for this Gospel grows over time. It grows as my family gets bigger. It grows as I am faced with new challenges. And it grows with each new adventure in life I decide to take. I always feel the love and support of my Heavenly Father even when I feel alone on this Earth. I know my Heavenly Father and my Savior are there by my side all the time. And because of this knowledge, I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My religion is more than how I worship, it's how I try to live my life. I try to help not only my church but my community. I try to find small ways to serve others. I hope that through my example my kids will learn compassion, love, service and honesty. I hope they will see my love for the Savior is what drives my love and service towards others. At church I work with the children 18 months to 11 years old. Serving them the past (almost) 2 years has been such a joy to me. They are full of life, love and energy :), they are great examples and teach me so much!

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Kelli
When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He established His Church. After His Ascension into heaven, His Apostles carried on His work under His direction, through revelation and with His priesthood authority. After the Apostles and many righteous Church members were killed and other members departed from the truth, the Lord took the priesthood authority and His Church from the earth. Without God’s priesthood authority, the Church no longer functioned as Christ had established it. The ordinances were changed and many plain and simple truths were lost. While many good people and some truth remained, the original Church was lost. The Apostle Peter prophesied of the “restitution of all things” before Christ’s Second Coming Acts 319-21. Having been lost because of the Apostasy, Christ’s Church and His authority were to be restored to the earth. This Restoration would make available the opportunity for all to receive once again all of the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. oseph Smith’s First Vision marked the beginning of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. In subsequent years, Christ restored His priesthood and reorganized His Church. He has continued to reveal truths to His prophets and to restore the blessings that were taken from the earth for a time. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kelli
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1995-2008, said “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.” Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Kelli
Heaven is the place where God lives and the future home of those who do God’s will and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. The hope of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the purpose of life on this earth is to teach us and prepare us that we, along with our families, might live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ eternally. After we are resurrected we will be judged and rewarded for the things we have done in this life see Revelation 2012,13. Jesus Christ taught His Apostles that in His Father’s house are “many mansions” John 142. Our loving Heavenly Father is anxious to reward all of His children according to their obedience to His commandments and their willingness to follow the Savior. Those who do these things and are worthy to return to the presence of God and Christ become “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” Romans 817 of all that the Father has. They will return to live with Heavenly Father and with their families in His eternal glory. Those who choose not to follow our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will receive a reward according to what they have done in this life, but they will not enjoy the glory of living in the presence of God. Show more Show less