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Hi I'm Kandace

I'm loving life and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the youngest of eight children and I love spending time with my family! I want to be a dentist and I'm starting my dental school prerequisites this year. I spent the last year finishing the dental assisting program at my local college and I love being able to serve people as a healthcare worker. I love to play the piano, read, and play a variety of sports like soccer, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and ice skating.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, attending every week and participating in as many church activities as I could. Growing up with the gospel influenced my life in so many different ways, providing me with countless blessings and experiences. I read the Book of Mormon all the way through before I was eight years old because I wanted to know more before I was baptized. That first time I read it, I knew I was just beginning my journey for learning. However, I knew that the feelings I got when I attended church, prayed, and read the scriptures were undeniable. Now that I am older and have studied even more and experienced life much more, I know that I am doing the right thing by staying faithful to the standards of the church and trying daily to be as my Heavenly Father would like me to be. As I stay faithful, I feel his Spirit with me as I am guided to make correct decisions and live a happy life. I can't imagine life without the church and without the constant guidance and support from my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

In the church, I have had multiple opportunities to serve in the church and grow my faith by helping others. I began playing the piano to accompany various groups when I was 10 years old and continue to accompany spiritual musical numbers and play the organ for meetings. I also teach children from the ages of 2-3 every Sunday for part of our church service. Not only do I live my faith by serving in the church, I also strive to set a good example in my daily life. I follow the standards taught by ancient and modern prophets and try to keep a positive attitude in all aspects of my life. Every day I try to remember and live by what my Heavenly Father would want me to do.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kandace
The Bible is an ancient and sacred record that serves as a testimony of Christ and Heavenly Father. In the church, we spend many years learning about and discussing the stories, history, and truths in the Bible. It contains the word of God through ancient prophets such as Abraham, Moses, David, and later, Paul, John, and many others. We are so fortunate that we have this record and that we have another sacred record (The Book of Mormon) that contains the word of God through ancient prophets in a different land. The Book of Mormon is another testament to the divinity of Christ and the blessings we receive by following Heavenly Father's commandments. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Kandace
We absolutely believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who lived and died for our sins so that we may return to the presence of Heavenly Father again. While he was on Earth, he taught us about charity, patience, service, and all the important lessons of life. He suffered all of our pains and sins in Gethsemane and because of this divine Atonement we may repent of all our sins and become worthy again to return. I am so grateful for this gift he gave to us and the sacrifice he made because if I repent sincerely and always do my best to live righteously, I have the opportunity to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Kandace
As a Mormon woman, I have numerous opportunities to serve and grow in our very own women's organization called Relief Society. I believe that we have an extremely vital role in the church through providing service to others, teaching our children to live the gospel, and when married to worthy priesthood holders we become co-sharers of priesthood blessings. My father, brothers, and leaders have always provided the blessings of the priesthood to me and all other women in the church. Men and women have always had distinct but equally important roles and I know this is how Heavenly Father wants it to be. Show more Show less