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Hi I'm K'lah

I grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. I want to be a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student at the University of Idaho. I love it here in Moscow, though I have a feeling I may love it a little less once it freezes over. I'm really not a big fan of snow. At all. I'm an English major, with a lot of dreams. I want to be a teacher for underprivileged kids, or teach in a foreign country. Or both. I also want to be a published writer. My favorite genre to write is fantasy. I love writing about magic powers, fairies, dragons, knights in shining armor, and especially princesses that don't need to be rescued. I love listening to my Show Tunes and Disney radio stations on Pandora, and I live for girls' night. My favorite movie is Sabrina, with Harrison Ford, and my favorite ice cream is chocolate. Yum!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is what gives me joy. I was born into an LDS family, and a lot of people think that means that I never really had a choice, or that I've been brain washed. It's true that while I was growing up I didn't really get to choose whether or not I went to church, but when I was a teenager, even though I was going to all of my church meetings, I was about as far from the church, in spirit, as a person can be. I made a lot of poor choices and my testimony was almost non-existent. It took a long time for me to see where my choices had let me. I was in a place of perpetual sorrow and disappointment. The words that I had read as a child came back to me: Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness. (Alma 41:10) I realized that it was true. And I realized that I missed feeling the Holy Spirit in my life, I missed my Savior, and I missed talking to my Heavenly Father in prayer. I missed living in light. I'm not perfect, and I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I have been redeemed. He has made me whole. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me; this church is evidence of that. He has provided me with His words in the form of scripture, as well as a prophet who lives and speaks to us today. Without a doubt in my mind or in my heart, I know that this church is true, and it is the greatest blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others around me. I look for opportunities to serve my roommates, classmates, and people at church. Before coming to Moscow, I organized Monday night activities for my singles' ward back home in Walla Walla. Now, I serve the women of my singles' ward here by serving as the secretary of our group. I have grown a lot in this capacity, mostly in my ability to love everyone I meet. Although I have some responsibilities, like taking attendance every Sunday, I'm not too bogged down, which has given me the opportunity to meet and get to know many of the women in our group. Outside of the church, I try to live my life as Christ would have me live it. Serving others and keeping control of myself, what I say, wear and do, helps me to be an example to others.