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Hi I'm Kaylee

I am a college student. I am a book worm. I'm still figuring out life. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, majoring in English and minoring in Portuguese and I LOVE to read and write. My favorite authors are Nathaniel Hawthorne and Nicholas Sparks. I love listening to country music, especially on warm Southern summer nights. I am the oldest of four girls in my family and we have three dogs. I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil in the state of São Paulo for a year and a half. I love the Lord and His church and I am grateful for the strength and peace I have found through Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member to this church. When I was younger, I fed off of other people's beliefs regarding religion, not really having one of my own. It has taken years for it to grow. It did not come all at once but rather, little by little. I read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover for the first time when I was 12. Since then, I've read, studied, and tried to live the things taught in the Book of Mormon, several times more. I have learned that a testimony does not come with greater knowledge but it is acting on the faith and desire to know more that a testimony develops. I have gained a testimony of its truthfulness. I know without a doubt that it is another testament of Jesus Christ and it is the word of God, as is the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. I have gone through many trials and tribulations and I know there are more to come. I have not and will not waver in my faith though because I know that this church is true. I know that Jesus died for each and every one of us and through His Atonement, he may all repent of our sins and live again with our Heavenly Father. I know that while Christ was in the Garden of Gethsemane, he felt every pain, heartache, trial and sin we have had and will ever have so that he may comfort us and lift our burdens when we are in need. I know I am not perfect but I know that I can progress and become a better and happier person through the gospel of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us.

How I live my faith

I try to live the scripture found in 1 Timothy 4:12 "...be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." I seek after the goodness of life and avoid focusing on the trials. I live high moral standards I have set for myself and surround myself with people who will support me in keeping them. Although I am not perfect, I try to live as Christ did, loving others and loving God. It's all about the little things--daily prayer to my Heavenly Father and daily scripture study to learn what the Lord's plan is for me. With each day that I am consistent in those habits I am able to deepen the connection with my Heavenly Father.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kaylee
A testimony is something that a person has a strong belief in. Usually a person receives a testimony of a gospel doctrine through the witness of the Holy Ghost. A testimony does not just appear one day but it grows little by little, precept upon precept. Some of the foundation of a testimony one can have can be built upon the knowledge of God's love for us, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church being led by a prophet called of God, and that Jesus is the Christ and died to atone for our sins as well as other gospel truths. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Kaylee
Our bodies are sacred gifts given to us by our Heavenly Father. By dressing immodestly or using crude language is disrespectful to the gift we have been given. Chasity is also a form of respect for the gift we have been given. Physical intimacy between a man and woman bound in matrimony is sacred as it is the gift of the ability to create. By not reserving physical intimacy for marriage, we make what is sacred, casual. Show more Show less