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Hi I'm Kallan

I'm a college student studying sociology. I speak Arabic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student at the University of Michigan studying sociology. I speak Arabic. I'm a Democrat.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family active in and dedicated to the church. I attended church and church activities regularly as I grew up and made my best friends in the church. After living on the testimonies of those around me and gaining my own testimony piece by piece, I attended an Especially for Youth program in Cincinnati when I was 16. For the first time in my life, I prayed for answers to the questions of my heart and received answers from our Heavenly Father. I was edified by the faith of the other youth around me and challenged to find out more truths for myself. I have come to know that our Heavenly Father is real. He loves each and every one of us, and wants all of us to be truly happy. I know that the world we are blessed to live in was created by His Son, Jesus Christ, who was sent by Heavenly Father to suffer for our pains, sorrows, and sins so that we may return to live with Him. The truest happiness I have ever felt is in this church. As I learn more and work to build my testimony, I have felt even more joy, joy that I know is Heavenly Father's plan for us if we follow the teachings of His Son.

How I live my faith

In high school, I was one of less than ten members of the church in my high school. Each day, I was surrounded by over a thousand people that did not share the same beliefs as me. I developed a habit of living my faith by striving to be an example of what the church stands for. Now, at the University of Michigan, I am in a very similar environment. I am so grateful for my roots and for the strength I gained by growing up in the Church. I learned so much about what it means to stand for something when no one else does. It is difficult at times, but it has been such a blessing. The Church strengthens me and gives me a reason to hope for a better world. Now that I am studying sociology, I have the opportunity to learn about the beliefs, cultures, and lifestyles of others every single day. This brings a perspective that helps me to share my faith as I continue to live it.