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Hi I'm Kirsten

I'm a college student, I love a good laugh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A question I get asked a lot is, "Why are you always smiling?" and the answer is because I'm happy. What isn't there to be happy about? I have a great family and friends, who love and support me, make me laugh, and put up with my crazy dance moves and constant singing. I love to sing; in fact, I'm doing so right now. You can tell how happy I am at any given moment by how loudly I'm singing. Dancing is a new found passion of mine. I've taken swing, Latin, ballroom, and even some hip-hop and belly dancing classes. I wouldn't say I'm a good dancer, but I have fun doing it and that's all that matters to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Moving away from home is a time to change and grow. One day, as I was running around getting the full college experience, I realized that I wasn't happy. It took me quite some time to realize that I was unhappy because I didn't like who I was becoming. I was completely shocked at how different I had become from my small town, high school self. Luckily, I went back home shortly after this revelation and was able to reconnect with my best friends from back home. And they were looking out for me, even if they didn't know it. One of my friends had asked the missionaries to contact me. I decided that meeting with the missionaries might help me figure things out, and at the very least, I would be able to learn more about the LDS church, something my friends cared about deeply. One month later, I was baptized and I haven't looked back since. I am happier than I've ever been. I feel at home with the church. Even after my first meeting with the missionaries, I felt an undeniable joy. That joy hasn't gone away since being baptized, in fact, it has intensified. I hope that this joy never goes away, and I know it won't as long as I firstly, love God with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my mind, and secondly, show love and charity towards others.

How I live my faith

Faith is an action word. It's something we have to exercise in order to make stronger. I exercise my faith through prayer, reading scriptures, and attending church. These are the foundations of faith, but there is even more to do to strengthen faith. Attending church functions gives me the chance to spend time with and learn from people my own age who have the same values as I do. Having that positive atmosphere allows many opportunities for my faith to grow. I was once told, "Faith is a conveyor belt; it's either moving forward or backwards, but it's always moving. It's up to you to decide which way it's going." Prayer, scripture study, and attending Sunday services and other church functions is my way of making sure my faith is moving forward.