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Hi I'm Kelli

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I am a convert to the Church and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 and have 2 step daughters. My husband and I have 11 grandchildren. I am a small business owner. I love to travel and have been to many places. I enjoy crafts, art, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, ice skating, reading and being a mother. I love to teach and have taught all ages. I love people and helping them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church joining the church at 18 yrs of age. I grew up going to Episcopal and Catholic schools. Growing up was difficult and I desired to be close to God. As I grew up in religious schools I tried to be close to my Heavenly Father and although I am grateful for all that I learned I felt as if there was more. When I was 16, I had an experience that would change my life forever. I met a young man, 19 years old, who stood up for his religion in spite of the antagonistic situation he found himself in. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, sometimes known as Mormons. I remember telling myself that when I got out on my own I needed to find out about that church and why that young man was calm and firm in his testimony of his religion. That same year I met a lady at work who befriended me and helped me through some trials that I was experiencing. This Sister loved me through her actions. I found out that she was a Mormon, Once again the Lord put someone into my life to lead me to the truth. I ended up taking the discussions when I got out on my own and the Spirit bore witness to me of the truthfulness of the gospel. I found the clarification and the things I had been looking for. In order to be baptized I needed to participate in tithing. I was barely making it and working two jobs at the time, I did not believe I could do this. The missionaries promised me that if I paid my tithing and was baptized the Lord would bless me. I joined the church, paid my tithing and that first month the Lord blessed. I quit my second job and had enough money to buy a television and bike - I have never doubted again. I find as I live the principles of the gospel, the Lord blesses me and helps my testimony to grow. I know that this is the true church and as I live the gospel I am be blessed more than I could ever dream. I know I will be able to return to live with my Heavenly Father by living the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the Lord and His children whenever I can. Through the church I have had served in many capacities such as leadership, teaching, and organizing. I have taught all ages of children from 18 months through high school. I have taught early morning seminary classes at 5:50 a.m. to high school students for 4 years,. I have served as president over the young children from 18 months to 12 years three times, organizing and helping to provide the learning experiences they need and supervising their teachers. I have taught adult classes and currently serve as the Sunday school teacher for the adults in my ward. I have learned to lead music and teach music to primary age children. I have written and organized church presentations. I have decorated for many church activities and weddings. I am a visiting teacher - visiting different women in the church on a monthly basis and seeing to their spiritual and temporal needs. I have been involved in cub scouts and boy scouts. I believe that in order to live my faith, I must set an example in living the principles of the gospel myself and by serving others when and where I can, Reading and studying the scriptures help me grow in my faith and desire to live the gospel. I have found that when I serve not only does my testimony and faith grow and I learn to love others, but I have developed talents and abilities that I did not know I possessed. Truly by living my faith and working to serve others the Lord has blessed me a hundred fold. I try to serve and live my faith with all my heart, might, mind, and strength

How can I know Mormonism is true?

In order to know if the church is true you should study prayerfully and consider the things that you are learning and then go to the Lord in prayer. He loves you and wants you to know the truth. I testify to you that you can know if Mormonism is true if you sincerely ask Heavenly Father in prayer, having faith in Christ, believing that you can you can receive an answer to your prayer and then listening for that answer. Some of the ways that you can receive the that answer are feelings of peace, hope, comfort, or happiness as you study, read and pray. As you follow these steps and keep His commandments you will feel the influence of the Holy Ghost and you will know that Mormonism is true. Show more Show less