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Hi I'm Kelly

I grew up in California and am a total beach girl. I married the love of my life and we have two adorable daughters! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kelly. I grew up in Southern California and I am in love with the beach. I grew up in a big family (4 brothers, 3 step-brothers, and a step-sister). I married the love of my life and we have been married for 5 years now. We have two beautiful daughters. I stay at home with my girls while my husband is furthering his education. My first and main priority is taking care of my daughter's and making sure they are learning, that they are loved, and that they feel confidence in themselves. I do photography on the side as a hobby and small business. I love to read, do crafts, and re-do furniture. I like to cook but I hate doing it every night... it's exhausting! I wish I could sew better, but I am learning. I love to play volleyball, softball, park games, and regular board or card games. I have a wonderful and beautiful life with a really great family. I am extremely blessed!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS faith and it has always been a part of my life. I think my conversion to the gospel has come from certain, distinguishing moments in my life where I couldn't deny that Heavenly Father was extremely aware of me and sent blessings to me, that could only have resulted from this gospel. I'll give an example... A little over a year ago, my mom passed away unexpectedly. She suffered from MS and after 22 years her body weakened and couldn't handle it when she came down with pneumonia. The loss I felt was so deep and painful and I was in shock. I had just had my 2nd daughter a few months previous... I wasn't ready to lose my mom! In the few days after she passed, I was really busy taking care of funeral arrangements and wanted to make sure everything was perfect. I felt like it was one of the last bits of service I could do for her. On the way to her funeral, I felt sick. My stomach was uneasy, I couldn't eat, and I was on the verge of a total meltdown. I didn't think I could face her friends who had loved and served her daily and I didn't think I would make it during my talk that I was supposed to give at her service without crumbling to the ground. I finally asked my stepdad for a priesthood blessing. I don't remember exactly what was said, but during that blessing, I distinctly remember an immediate comfort that came over me as if my Savior was wrapping his arms around me, letting me know that He and Heavenly Father were aware of me and were there to comfort me, that my mom was so proud of me, and I could get through this dreaded day. The entire day, I felt nothing but comfort and strength. I can say without a doubt in my mind that this blessing was a direct result from the priesthood blessing my stepfather gave me. My experiences that have been so sacred, personal, and REAL have helped me to build my testimony to where I cannot deny the love of my Heavenly Father and my Savior, and the truthfulness of His gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every Sunday. In my ward, I am in charge of the newsletter that is sent out quarterly. I have worked with the youth and the women in this church. Every month, me and another girl go to visit other women in ward to give them a gospel message and most importantly to be their friend. This is called Visiting Teaching and it is an inspired program that has blessed my life tremendously. I pray to my Heavenly Father several times a day. I try to serve other's as much as I can. I try to live and be the kind of woman that my Heavenly Father wants me to be (I have a lot of room to grow!). My husband and I read scriptures and pray with our daughter's every day. I just try to be kind and loving toward all those around me.