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Hi I'm Kayla Walsh

I'm a recent convert. Born and raised in New Jersey. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19 and I've grown up at the Jersey Shore. I come from a divorced family and have a younger sister, two younger half-siblings, and an older half-brother. I love going to the beach, and exploring New York City. I enjoy baking, listening to indie music, going to concerts, and having campfires. I am attending community college to pursue an associates degree in business, and next year I intend to transfer to a school in Utah to get my Bachelor's in accounting. I am a convert and my sister was just recently baptized, so far we are the only Mormons in our family.

Why I am a Mormon

While I've always believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, I was never really raised with too much religion. When I was 18 I went to college in Boston. Being a pharmacy student and away from my family was proving to be tougher than I had imagined, so I like many others turned to God during hard times. My first semester at school I consistently attended Catholic church, and like my occasional Catholic church attendance as a child, I felt a little out of place. Right before spring break in my second semester I was compelled by what I can only assume to be the Holy Ghost to Google the address of the nearest Mormon church and attend that upcoming Sunday. While I only made it to the last 1/3rd of church, attending gave me the opportunity to set up a lesson with the church missionaries. The following Thursday we had a lesson about the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith, immediately after the lesson I got on the subway to return to my dorm. As I got on the subway I was all of a sudden struck with a warmth in my chest and uncontrollable smiling, I disregarded the moment until later that night when I was praying and the same feeling came over me again. I knew at that moment that the feeling was the Holy Ghost telling me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church and that I needed to be baptized. Five weeks later on April 22nd, 2012 I was baptized in Cambridge, Massachusetts and confirmed the following Sunday in my new home ward in New Jersey. While my desire to be in Pharmacy school and to live in Boston has since dwindled, my faith in this church becomes stronger each and every day!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my actions. I follow the standards set by the church, and I know that in doing so it will bring me closer to our Heavenly Father. I attend church every Sunday, read my scriptures daily, and talk about the church to anyone who will listen. I also serve in my calling as secretary in young womens.