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Hi I'm Kyra Ortega

I am an Arizona native. I am hispanic. My family means the world to me. I love to run and hike. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am one of two kids and have lived in Arizona my entire life, in fact I am a third generation arizonan. I am 100% hispanic and I do not speak a word of Spanish but I'm working on it. My family is my rock and I don't know what I would do without them or where I would be. I have 2 beautiful nephews and one niece who have slowly become the center of our lives and the sole source of our entertainment due to the hip hop dancing they may have picked up from their mom and aunt and their unique personalities. I work at a call center and love the opportunity to communicate with many different people every single day. I am undecided on my major but it's between nutrition and business. One of my favorite things to do is hike, Sometimes nothing can make me happier than to make my way to the top of that mountain and hear nothing but my thoughts and the desert surroundings. Reading is also one of my many passions due to the fact that for a few days I can dive into the story and become someone else. I am silly by nature and laughter is truly the best medicine, so I spend a lot of my time making my family, friends and myself laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my entire life. My great great grandmother was the first to join the church in her home of Sonora, Mexico and her children all followed in her footsteps. My father is not a member of our faith which meant my mother got my sister and I ready for church every Sunday by herself for our entire childhood. I never really understood how hard that must have been for her sometimes to do that by herself or why she wanted us to be there every Sunday. I knew the basic principles of the church but I never appreciated them or applied them to my life until much later. After many selfish and self destructive decisions made in my teenage years I realized how miserable and lost I truly was, not to mention how sad I had made my mother and family. I will never forget that day that it all hit me and I honestly had no idea who i was and what purpose I served. My family was there to tell me how much they loved me and were going to help me make my life right. Despite everything that I had put them through and the pain I had caused them, they were still there. They helped me remember that I am a daughter of god and there is no greater purpose than that. No one could ever take that away from me or tell me that I am anything less than that, I have a heavenly Father who knows me by my name, he knows my struggles and he has felt all the pain and inadequacies that I have felt. I am not alone in this earthly life and more importantly I will be with my family and my Heavenly Father in the life after this. What greater purpose do I have than that? Eternal families, and the simple but humbling fact that we are all sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to incorporate my faith in every aspect of my life every single day despite how hard it can be sometimes. Thankfully, as members of the church we are given an amazing opportunity to serve those around us by holding callings or outlets to serve and get to know the members of our church. In my ward for young single adults I am part of the committee that oversees the women in our ward. It has been an amazing and humbling experience to get to know the incredibly diverse and beautiful women around me and learn how I can serve them and just be a friend. I have learned a lot about myself simply by stepping outside of my wants and needs and putting others first.