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Hi I'm Kelly

I like math, science, and am a mormon.

About Me

My wife, young lad (boy), and I have just moved away from family and friends to a new city to start graduate studies in physical chemistry. Even though we are way from the rest of our family, I'm so glad that we have each other. I don't feel lonely when I have my wife and son. I also love to learn, especially when it comes to math and science. I'm impressed with how much we, as humans, have discovered about the world around us and all of the marvelous inventions and understandings that we have gained. One field of study that is particularly interesting to me is quantum chemistry and how it applies to materials science. I hope that I can contribute to science to make the world a better place. As a father, I have found so much joy and happiness. Each day when I get home, I look at my son and can't help but smile. I feel like he strengthens the relationship between my wife and I. I love to watch him learn new things and discover how they work. We recently bought a piano and already he has figured out how it works and gravitates to it. I hope he learns to appreciate (and play) music like I do. As a husband, I find no greater comfort than knowing that I have a best friend always. As a family we love to make desserts, go on walks, visit family, and watch Doctor Who. We value our time together.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They raised us, teaching us christian principles of unity and peace. My grandparents were not members of the church. One day sister missionaries came and helped my grandmother paint her house. She let them and thus began the conversion process. My grandparents prayed and had many of their questions answered. My grandmother was a diligent student of the Bible and had many doubts on certain doctrines taught in her church. They both stopped smoking and were baptized. I never really doubted my faith, I feel like my conversion came brick by brick, little by little. As I learned and grew I prayed to know if it was true. The feelings I felt and the things I heard inspired me to be a better person. Specifically, I had a strong addiction I was not even aware was an addiction. My family helped me recognize that and directed me towards a path of recovery. I have felt the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have felt the redeeming power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ to free me from sin. I know that he suffered for my sins and if I keep his commandments he will bless me with an eternal happiness. I know he offers that same blessing to all of God's children. The Atonement is real, it frees us from sin. I have a firm testimony that God has called prophets and apostles in our day. They guide us in a world whose moral standard is dropping into the dust of corruption. I know that I will be able to raise a family when I have one with help from the revelatory words of living prophets and apostles. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. It testifies of Christ, it leads all men unto him. It is the testament of the divinity of Christ of the Americas. It compliments the testimony of ancient apostles and prophets in Jerusalem and Israel. I find such peace in studying the scriptures.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ. He was such a loving, patient, and humble teacher. He was stern about doing what was right and always invited people to repent of their sins and become purified like he was pure. Each day, I try to find ways to help others and just smile. I like to think of how much God knows because of what I learn in my science classes. I also strive to repent of things that I do or say that are wrong. When I read the scriptures, I like to ask myself, "Why are they even talking about this?" I usually find that the answer to that question is very insightful and guides me to know how I can be better. I read the scriptures daily so that I can feel the spirit. I also strive to live my faith by being an example to my family. My wife and I share meaningful gospel discussions about how we can better follow the Savior. We go to church each week to learn from our leaders and to feel the Spirit of the Lord. We also love to attend the House of the Lord (the temple). There we feel closer to each other and to heaven. The stress from everyday life leaves and a great peace comes. It reminds us of our covenants we made to God to live his commandments and our covenants to each other to be faithful and true. It reminds us that our family is eternal and that that is our goal. Lastly, we try to reach out to other people who are in need, just as the Savior did. He noticed the lonely and the forgotten (and He still does). He comforts the weary, the needy, the sick, and the afflicted. When I see someone in need, I try to stop and show them kindness. Living my faith is so important to me because I know that it blesses others. It makes me feel good inside and helps my family be happy and united. The blessings are great compared to the sacrifices that we make.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. He has been prepared by the Lord. He is a very humble and sincere man. He exemplifies the Savior in charity and in deed. He has learned the lesson of listening to the Holy Spirit of God. I have learned to be more generous and grateful from his teachings. He teaches about the commandments of God. He teaches about the blessings of following God. Though he leads the church on earth, he is not exalted as a political leader nor a celebrity. He humbly acknowledges that the true leader of the church is Jesus Christ himself. Thomas Monson could not lead the church without divine revelation from God the Father and His Son, Jesus. Show more Show less