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Hi I'm Kyli

I'm a wife and a future mommy. I'm a student. I know American Sign Language. I love good books and good food. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kyli and my greatest joy in life comes from knowing I'm a child of God. I know Heavenly Father loves me. Growing up, my home was full of lots of laughter and love, hard work and responsibility, great food and very little bathroom time. I learned early in my life that the people around me looked up to me and noticed how I acted, whether they were in my family or not. That realization helped shape who I am today. I try to be a good girl, smile at strangers, and say 'I love you' to those I care about. I recently married the love of my life; he waited for me while I served as a missionary on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. We are both going to school at BYU and working part-time, so life can get really busy, but we love it. I'm studying to be an editor. Spending time together and creating lasting family traditions is really important to me. I love to read books, experiment with new recipes, and play games with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by faithful parents who taught me correct principles and allowed me to govern myself. As I grew, I came to realize that having faith in Jesus Christ and His restored teachings and Church brought incredible peace and joy into my life. My mother has always been a great example of faith in my life. Some of my earliest memories are of her kneeling down and teaching me how to pray. I felt that when she prayed, she was really talking to Heavenly Father, having a conversation. She had confidence that God was listening and would answer. It wasn't until I was in high school that I started to understand the significance of that knowledge. I would struggle with friends or classes or family matters, and as I turned to God in prayer, I felt peace and knew there was Someone listening with love and concern. Now, as I pray, I have the same confidence that I learned from my mother's example - that I am a child of God, He is my Father, He wants to bless me. As we turn to Him and open up our hearts, He answers prayers and grants great blessings. Being a member of the Church is more than just going to church and being raised by Mormon parents; really, being LDS is all about having a personal conversion and testimony. It's about reading God's words and building a strong and personal relationship with Him and receiving answers to prayers. I remember the first time I came to know for myself that The Book of Mormon really is real and true. I was 15 years old. One night before I started reading, I prayed that I would find specific help to my problems in the words I read. Alma 38 was the chapter I read - and I felt it was directed to me. That was my answer. I felt the Holy Ghost clearly testify that the Book of Mormon was true. I know that God is in the details of our lives. He is aware of every single one of us. We are His children. And we can feel that love as we apply the teachings of His Son, Jesus Christ. The Atonement and sacrifice of Christ is powerful and real.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in the gospel every single day. I start out my day in prayer - asking for guidance, for support and for more moments when I can see God working in my life. Daily study of the scriptures is really important - often that's how Heavenly Father answers prayers. Getting to know the prophets in the scriptures helps me find more heroes in my life - more people to relate to and apply to my individual circumstances. I also chose to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I decided to serve a mission because of the sure knowledge I have of truth from God. I know that what I believe is true. And it's the full truth. And so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity I had to go out and share this message with other people (friends, family, even strangers). And I just got lucky enough to serve my mission in a place where I do that with people from literally all around the world. Every day of my mission, I meet someone that had questions about life, about God, about what choosing the right really means - and I was able to show them how the teachings of Jesus Christ hold the answers. I live my faith by looking for miracles - big ones and little ones. God is still active and involved in the world today. I see it more and more as I stay humble and thankful for all things. God's timing is impeccable. There are wonders all around us.