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Hi I'm Kayla

I love music and learning. I am service and goal-oriented. I am strong, I am compassionate, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Though only turning 22 this year, I have experienced 7 years of living with a chronic illness, attended BYU on scholarship, served 3 1/2 months of a full-time mission, married in the Washington, D.C. temple, lost a beautiful baby girl, and am currently learning how to move forward from an impending divorce due to domestic violence. I am an advocate for women's rights and a devoutly faithful Christian. In the many difficult experiences I've had in just a short life span so far, I have learned how essential it is to our peace and happiness in this life to have a relationship with Heavenly Father, to know of His love for us, and to realize that bad things really do happen to good people, because sometimes He gives His hardest battles and greatest lessons to those who need them and will endure them well. I am grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, because without those essential doctrines, I would not know who I am today, and I would not have known where to turn for help. I know that through the Atonement of Christ, we can be cleansed, healed, and refined in ways we can't even imagine. Because of my experiences, I have reached a point in my life where I want to reach my fullest potential. I had to transfer from BYU to a university near my home, but I am excited about the prospect of furthering my education so that I can lend a voice to the confusing and contradictory discussions the world is generating on what it truly means to be a woman, a daughter of God.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised in the Church, choosing to be an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was a very personal decision. I have a very curious and inquisitive mind, and I never would have been as happy as I am now if I was just following in my family's footsteps. I had to find out for myself if I believed it to be true, and because of the answers I have received to my prayers, and the spiritual education I have gained through seminary, institute, and other classes, as well as my own sincere personal study, I know that it is. I also know that my Heavenly Father wants me to be where I am now, following my Savior's example.

How I live my faith

I love coming to church. I always look forward to feeling pure and clean on Sundays, and feeling uplifted because of the way I feel there. I love serving and bringing the gospel to others, because I know how much it has blessed my life, and I know that this gospel can bless them with peace and joy. Before my mission, I attended institute - a midweek class where we study scriptures and words of the prophets - as often as possible. I played the piano for our women's meeting to sing hymns, and while at school I helped organize meetings and service activities for the 120 women in our congregation. My service in the Church has allowed me to expand my sphere of influence, and I have had many opportunities to learn and grow, as well as to give back to my community. I know that by studying the principles and doctrines of Christ, I can become a more compassionate, forgiving, and loving person, and that is my goal. I have been blessed to have many friends of many different faiths, and I love to uplift and be uplifted by our faith. I am certain that the blessings of Heavenly Father's love rain down upon all of His children, and I do my best to be a blessing in the lives of others. My life revolves around the Church and my family, and that is what brings me joy.