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Hi I'm Kylie

I'm a video gamer, an artist, a nerd of various degrees, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a nerd in many areas, a video gamer, artist, and I enjoy playing D&D with friends (When circumstances allow). I've been playing video games ever since I could pick up a controller. I enjoy all sorts of genre's, though my fancies lie mainly in RPGs. I draw often, mostly small pencil sketches in a 2"x3" book, but every so often I will upload a picture and color it digitally with Gimp 2. I also love creating stories. Sometimes I write short fictional stories, and currently I'm working to create a full novel from one of my story ideas; but online chat/email based role-play is my passion. I took a year of college for 3-D Game Art and Design, where I learned a little about animation and working with digital art programs like Photoshop (though now I use Gimp 2 for lack of money and computer handling abilities). I fell upon hard times and had to drop out of college, realizing God was calling me to serve my mission first. I served in Minnesota for 6 months, and was then transferred to finish out as a service missionary back home. My mission ends August 28th of 2013.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the gospel in Colorado. Being the oldest of three, I spent the most time with my family and church, until a divorce happened when I was about 11 years old. My dad took us kids out to Utah where we could have more support of relatives and family, leaving my Mom in Colorado. For anyone who doesn't know, Utah is practically the LDS capitol of th world. The church is so much more concentrated, and gospel doctrines are part of everyday life. I was able to attend seminary courses along side my standard schooling. I was able to learn and grow in the gospel, which helped to strenthen me against the confusion a divorce can have on young children. After graduating high school, I left to be with my Mom in Colorado. Long story short, I fell on hard times, and eventually started to go inactive. After moving back to Utah, my family pushed me to get back into the routine of things, which helped me to realize just how much I was missing in my life. I've always believed that this was the true church and the restored gospel, I've seen how its affected my life and choices growing up, and often how people who leave, rebel, or don't know otherwise are affected without it. Its only now that I'm starting to realize my belief is growing into a knowing. This IS the true church. I've come to find just how much joy and knowledge can be obtained in reading the scriptures, and how blessed we can be when we promise to follow God's commandments.

How I live my faith

On my mission in Minnesota, I ate, slept, and practically breathed the gospel and its doctrines daily with my companion. From 6:30 am to 10:30 pm 24/7 for the 6 month duration of my mission, we got up, studied, prepared, and taught to anyone who would listen to us. We are not paid to do this, in fact, I had to save up for my mission before going. Now serving at home is so much different. My day is laid out between several assignments that I attend, and dedicate my time 6 out of the 7 days of the week. It is a huge sacrifice, but also a huge blessing. I get to be a part of the movement of the truth to the world in so many different ways. Although it seems my efforts are small in the grand scheme of things, Jesus taught "By small and simple things are great things brought to pass". Even when I don't feel like I'm making that big of an impact in someone's life, its still mind-boggling to see just what kind of a turn-around they can make down the road.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kylie
Search, ponder, and pray. Just as Joseph Smith did, when he read James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." The scriptures teach us that when we have a question, we need to study it out in our minds, come to a conclusion, and ask God if its right. The best way to know if the Mormon religion, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is true, is to read The Book of Mormon, study the messages written among its pages, and then ask God if its not true. God testifies of truth through the feelings and manifestations of the Holy Ghost, which will leave a feeling of peace, love, understanding, warmth, and all around good feelings. Another important thing to remember is, the LDS church and The Book of Mormon are from God. If we want to know if these things are right, we need to find the answer from the source. The internet is all too often used as a big game of Telephone. More often than naught, simple truths and statements get passed around by many, twisted and distorted through the digital gossip, until it is no longer recognizable as what it once was. Rather than taking the advice of the person passing down the message, we should look to the source to find the real answer. Ask of God Show more Show less