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Hi I'm Kelly.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Montana when I was 2. My younger brother and I grew up there, and in Mesa, Arizona. I graduated from college with a BA in Asian Studies and Japanese. These days I'm a mother of four daughters, and married to my sweet husband for 16 years. I'm a stay at home mom, which means I'm actually in the car more than I'm really staying at home, as my girls are very active in their schools and musical pursuits outside of school. It's a busy stage of life, but I love it. In my spare time, I love to read, bake, learn new things, and spend time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 11 years old, my family moved from a small town in Montana to Mesa, Arizona. I found that most of the friends I was making in Mesa were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One day they invited me to a Christmas party at their church, where they would be singing a song. About a month later, one of them invited me to go to church with her. Neither of my parents were religious, and so we had never gone to church as a family, and I had no religious beliefs at that point. I didn't know what to expect, but everyone I met was kind and welcoming. It took a few months, but soon I was going to church with my friends every week. I expected church teachings to feel foreign and maybe strange; but instead, the more I learned about the gospel, the more I felt like I was coming home. My friends never ever pressured me in any way to join the church, but I knew that I wanted this to be part of my life. I was baptized when I was 13 years old, and have been an active member ever since. The gospel centers me, and gives me peace and purpose. I am forever grateful to have the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

Right now, I work with the 12 and 13 year old young women in my ward -- teaching them on Sundays and planning activities for them during the week. I really love working with them. You hear so many negative things about teenagers these days, but these girls really are amazing. I love them and learn so much from them.