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Hi I'm Kami

I'm an Idaho farm-girl and story-addict. I have depression. I've never doubted my Heavenly Father loves me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a very ordinary girl. I like fantasy books, and writing stories, acting and art of all kinds. I struggle with depression, and am trying to take my life back from it. But I have the support of my family and I'm going to make it. One of my mottos is "I can always take one more step." I enjoy service to others, especially my family. Currently, I'm expanding on that by serving as a Missionary in the Canada Edmonton Mission, and it's amazing!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born to an LDS family who were strong in the faith and taught me as I grew up. I've also been gifted with a bone-deep knowledge that my Heavenly Father loves me, and will always want what's best for me--it may not be terribly convenient, or what I want, but it is what will benefit me most in the eternal perspective. This fact has been my citadel at times in my life. No matter how I felt about myself, or what I was struggling with, I couldn't give up because God loved me. The prophets are his servants and mouthpieces, and I can strive to show him I love him back through my obedience. The Book of Mormon was created for our day, and I can always find strength and answers from it. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in ordinary ways. I am nice to people around me. I serve others. I seek for good and uplifting things. And I don't whine, complain or derogate ever, if I can help it. I want to leave everything and everyone better than they were before. I am currently serving a mission in Canada. The work is hard; but the rewards are great. I know that this is where the Lord wants me right now. And I have been blessed.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kami
Imagine that you've just found a restaurant, book, or clothing store that has the most amazing deals, the most phenomenal products, etc. Wouldn't you want to tell everyone about how great it is? Wouldn't you want to share that excitement and happiness? Multiply that several hundred times, and you'll have how I feel about the church, and how almost all Latter-Day Saints feel. We find true happiness in following Christ, and want to share that his love with others. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Kami
The short answer? God. This is literally the Church of Jesus Christ, and it is He who chooses His mouthpiece. When one prophet dies, the mantle falls to the most senior apostle, much how Moses' responsibilities fell to Joshua after Moses was taken up into heaven. I first gained my testimony of Latter-day prophets when I was 12 or 13-- I was watching a broadcast of President Gordon B. Hinckley, and I suddenly realized that he truly was a prophet of God, and I also learned that I already knew that, I just hadn't recognized that I did! A similar experience happened when President Monson became the prophet, and I know, truly deeply, undeniably, that we follow a prophet of God today. Show more Show less