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Hi I'm Kelsee

I'm a dental hygienist from a small Idaho town and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I tend to be an introvert but I strive to be an extrovert. I am the oldest of of three boys and was born to very goodly parents. I am married to a very sweet and brilliant man named Casey. I just graduated from college with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. I was born and raised in Idaho. I love anything outside especially sunshine, grass, and trees. My hobbies include musical theater, reading, laughing, and gardening. I love my family (eight aunts and uncles, plus 45 of the best cousins a person could ever ask for!) and my heritage. I'm also very proud of my brother who is serving a full-time mission in Cambodia. My dreams in life are to be able to have children and travel as a dental hygienist to serve in countries where people have dental needs. But I also love Idaho and I love being Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have chosen to be. I do not agree with blind obedience. There was a time in my life where I had to make a decision about whether or not I wanted to keep attending church. When I did not want to attend church I felt like an extremely negative person, I was extremely depressed as well. Going to church was also difficult cause I felt like I had no friends or that no one cared about me, but as I continually searched the doctrines of the Mormon faith I began to be happy again just like when I was a child growing up in the gospel. I am Mormon because I choose happiness. I love the promise of life after death and life with my family again. Sometimes the answers don't come immediately, I prayed almost every night for a whole year to know if the Mormon church was the true church of Jesus Christ and I finally received my answer. I can't deny the feelings I had. Honestly the feelings were so real and I realized nothing else in this life has brought me happy and joyful like the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His church on the earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. I strive to read and ponder my scriptures, pray morning and night (and over meals), read the words of modern prophets, and serve people around me. I also attend church on Sunday where I teach children ages 8 to 10. It can be difficult but there is nothing better than hearing the sweet sincere prayer of a child. I spend a lot of time on mormon.org and lds.org, two of the best websites ever! These websites have really helped me to live my faith daily. I also attend Institute (religion classes) three times a week to help me better live my faith.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Kelsee
There is an old saying that says give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. This is why self-reliance is so important. Self-reliance=happy. When you are self-reliant, you honestly do have more self-respect and hope for the future. You never know when a disaster (earthquake, hurricane, tornado, etc) will occur and if occurs in your hometown you will want to be prepared. Self reliance and emergency preparedness go hand in hand. When you have saved up food or money you will not have to worry if you lose a job, or your home, etc. You will feel better about yourself and then can lift up other people who are struggling and show them about to be self-reliant/happy as well. Show more Show less