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Hi I'm Kelsie

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a waitress saving to go to college. I'm a happy person, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young adult, living on my own nearly 600 miles away from home or any immediate family. I don't attend college yet because I am paying for it completely on my own. I am currently a waitress and LOVE my job. I enjoy the things I do, even if it's not quite where I saw myself today five years ago. I have a wonderful family, even if it is slightly dysfunctional. My parents have been divorced since I was seven years old, both parents are now remarried to new spouses. My family members are the people who drive me insane, yet keep me going. I love them with all my heart. I plan on going to college to become a teacher, I'm not sure if I want to teach elementary or high school, I just know that I want to be someone who can help another along in their life. I love who I am and who I am becoming through the Gospel. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. This is me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I once had a decision to make. Throughout high school, I was always a member, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to believe. I went to various churches to see if anything else "fit", but nothing did. Then, the summer after I graduated, my father gave me an ultimatum. He would help me with my college tuition only if I would stop going to my church. College has always been very important to me. I want to have an education and a career more than anything. In the moments that I realized that I had to choose between one desire of mine and my faith, I was so torn. It would be so selfish of me to choose college, but it would be so hard to go to college knowing that I abandoned the One who allowed me to have that option. I chose my faith. I now have been out of high school for a year and a half; I work constantly, learning money management and independence and feeling more stressed at times than I've ever felt. I LOVE MY LIFE. I have never been more willing to hit my knees and pray to my Father in Heaven. Every time I do, I feel the calm assurance that I chose the right path. I know that I am doing what I should be doing, and I know that I am, and will be, blessed. I am a Mormon because I made the decision to be one. I know that my Savior loves me and cares for me. He is aware of my struggles and my triumphs and He has already felt all of those pains, sorrows, joys and love. I know that He will never abandon me. I owe that testimony not only to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but to my Savior Himself. I have felt His hand and His love in my life, and I know that I am blessed. I am a Mormon because I WANT to be a Mormon. I am a Mormon because following the teachings of my Savior make me happy. I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I know that the church I am a part of is true.

How I live my faith

I am a member of the Activities Committee. I live my faith by attending my church meetings and participating in organizing events, such as parties and service opportunities. I am still very new to the committee, but I am enjoying it nonetheless. I'm trying to live my faith daily as well by being kinder to those I meet. As a waitress, I meet many new people daily. I try to treat them not only with the respect that is required of me, but with kindness.