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Hi I'm KayLyn

I love life and people. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mom to three young kids. I have a college degree and wanted to attend law school. Instead I chose to give up a career, and become a career mom. I can't say it's not difficult at times, but I can say that it's worth it! I love watching my children grow and learn, and just being able to be there for them. I also can't say I love to cook (I wish I did, and I do it anyway). I do love to travel, read, play guitar, hike, did I mention travel?, sew, meet new people, and try new things (including food someone else has cooked). Someday I will probably go back to school and work. But for now, my life is blessed with an abundance of pitter-pattering feet, squishy cheeks, and a full heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into my faith. I say lucky because I have never had to look far to find God. But just because I was born into my church doesn't mean I had an instant testimony of it's truth. That has come over time, with many doubts, and many experiences. I have had to find my own belief and testimony of this Church. It isn't easy to be a Mormon. It requires daily dedication, lots of faith, and being willing to be different. But I feel God's love in every commandment I keep, in every prayer that is answered, and every time that I consider the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for me, and for anyone willing to let His atonement affect their own life. It isn't easy, but the joy I find in being a Mormon is beyond anything else that I have experienced. I know it's true.

How I live my faith

I am grateful for the growth that being a member of my church provides. It stretches me and helps me progress, because I'm able to serve in ways I would never normally have opportunities to do. It's scary at times, but that's what makes me push myself. I used to be terrified of speaking in front of people, and would almost pass out from heart palpitations. But I have been able to overcome this fear by serving in my church. First, previously for two years, each Sunday I taught music and songs to children. That broke the ice of being afraid in front of crowds, because kids are so forgiving. Second, currently I have been asked to teach gospel classes to other adults. Although I don't always feel adequate in my own skills, I know I receive help from my Heavenly Father, and I no longer fear being in front of crowds. I am grateful for this change, and never would have overcome that fear without these opportunities.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

To someone not familiar with a Mormon's belief in a living prophet, it seems so out of the ordinary, strange, and maybe even cult-like to believe that there is a prophet on earth today. It has never been foreign concept to me, since I was raised in the Church. I think because I never had to overcome the feeling that it was strange, I was more easily able to feel the strong confirmation from God that a prophet is needed on the earth today. I know, without a doubt-- through my own answered prayers, that our world needs a prophet to communicate God's commandments, warnings, and love for us. If it seems strange to you, I urge you to find some way to either read, listen, or watch the President of our church, Thomas S. Monson. If you do it with the intent of feeling closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and if you sincerely pray for help to do so, you can have the confirmation that he is the prophet on earth today, just as prophets existed in ancient times. Show more Show less