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Hi I'm Kaite

I was born and raised in Southern California, I'm a newlywed and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I were recently married in the San Diego Temple this past August. I love to cook and experiment with recipes. I also love writing- music, comedy, poetry, stories, anything really. I also love to sing and always love singing in my ward choir. I graduated from an acting conservatory in New York and now work at a skilled nursing facility.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born, baptized and raised in the church but stopped attending church meetings when I was 13. I remained inactive during my high school years, but the whole time I was always looking for a new faith to believe in. I studied A LOT of other religions and denominations- I always say I should get an honorary doctorate in theology for all of the research I did- but nothing ever felt right. It always felt like there was something missing. Something I couldn't really put my finger on. It wasn't until last year in October that I asked my Grandparents if I could watch General Conference with them. After that, I began to read the Book of Mormon everyday. I knew that I had to find out if the church was true for myself. Through a lot of prayer and scripture study, I came to know for myself that this is the true and restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Once I knew that, I dove right in. I began attending church, recieved a calling- or responsibility- within my ward and started every other step toward living my life according to the gospel. My testimony has only grown by seeing how many amazing blessings have come into my life in this past year. Not that there haven't been hard times, but for the most part it has been incredible. Even the tough times are better because I now have my own testimony that we are all daughters and sons of our Heavenly Father who loves us, cares for us and listens to us.

How I live my faith

There are so many opportunities to live our faith in the Mormon church! There are the little but super important things like daily prayer and scripture study. I love participating in church choir whenever I can. In my last ward I was the Co-Coordinator of Music, which was a lot of fun because I got to pick out Sacrament Meeting Hymns and hymns are one of my favorite parts about church. My husband and I both participated in Mormon Helping Hands Day this year- we painted what felt like over 100 curb sides red for our community and it was really fun! There is always something to do in the church, which is something that I really love.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kaite
We believe that baptism is an essential part of our salvation. Jesus Christ- who was completely without sin- was baptized in order to fulfill all righteousness and in order to be an example for us. Baptisms for the dead are not a new thing, they were done in the Apostle Paul's time. The church today has restored the practice and we perform baptisms for the dead in our temples regularly. We believe that all will be able to hear the gospel- if not in this life then in the next. All will be able to chose for themselves whether or not to partake in it. When we perform baptisms for the dead, we are ensuring that those who have passed on who would like to partake of the blessings of the gospel will be able to receive the fulness of it- and the first step to that is being baptized. That being said, when we perform a baptism for someone who is dead, they are not automatically a member of the church in the next life. They will still have the choice to accept or reject the gospel just like here in this life. Show more Show less