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Hi I'm Kelly Roxanne Rogers

I'm a Spanish-speaker. I love the outdoors. I'm a mom. I still go to hear bands play even though I'm too old. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home parent to a 2 year old little boy, and he teaches me about being awesome every day. My husband and I are expecting our second baby in November. I have a very diverse and eccentric family, which I love. I am grateful for difficult experiences, they have made me who I am and have helped me to draw closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. I was born in Colorado, and thereafter my family moved to Santa Cruz, CA. I was able to live with my grandparents in Salt Lake City, UT as a young child and learned many important things from them. I served a Spanish-speaking mission in Arcadia, CA after graduating from BYU. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and I reflect on it often. Afterward, I moved to San Diego where I met my husband. We were married in the San Diego temple in 2010. He is my best friend. I completed a Masters degree in Spanish at UCSD San Marcos in 2015 and we also had our first child. We recently moved to UT and I can officially say I have lived in UT and CA an equal amount of time at this point. As another exciting twist in the road of life, my mom unexpectedly moved in with us last year and we are now planning to move into a home together this summer. Having her back in my life has been a huge blessing, and has shown me how much the Lord's hand is guiding our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I trusted God would answer my prayer about the Book of Mormon. As a child, I knew God was there. I had seen His influence in my life. After I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed to know if it was true. I knew I would get an answer either way. And I did. I knew it was true by the power of the Holy Ghost. It was an answer I couldn't deny. The Book of Mormon is part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's a very important part because it leads to other truths. At the time I didn't fully realize the connection between the Book of Mormon and the restoration of the original church of Jesus Christ on the earth. But as I learned and prayed more, I was able to see that the church is a living church; in other words, God still speaks to His children. The Book of Mormon is one example of this because it is an additional testament of Jesus Christ, accompanying the Bible. Another example is that Joseph Smith (who translated the Book of Mormon) was called as a prophet to act as a mouthpiece for God at that time. And through Joseph Smith, the Lord restored the same church that had been organized by Christ when he was on the earth. Twelve apostles were called, the authority to baptize and perform other ordinances was restored, and many other amazing things were restored so that we could have the full gospel of Christ on the earth again. I know these things are true because I have learned about them and prayed about them. The Spirit of the Lord is the most powerful feeling I have ever felt, and anyone who sincerely learns and prays about the Book of Mormon and the church will receive an answer that it is true.

How I live my faith

I am imperfect, just as we all are. There have definitely been times in my life where I felt I was doing a better job of living my faith than I am now. In different stages of life, there are always different obstacles that can keep us from succeeding. But I am constantly trying to improve, and I know that the Lord is pleased with those of us who are always trying. He knows that we will fail over and over, but He is patient. The most important thing to me in living my faith is that I have a connection to the Lord. Having a prayer in my heart at all times keeps me grounded. I constantly think about His plan for me and for those around me, no matter the circumstances. His eternal plan of happiness puts everything in perspective and helps me to see others they way He sees them. I am very imperfect at this, but I am trying.