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Hi I'm Kayla Olson

My family and I travel a lot because my dad is in the U.S. Air Force. I currently live in England. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived all over the world due to my father's job in the Air Force. I grew up in the States, then we moved to Okinawa, Japan. After that we moved to England, where I currently live. I love to travel and experience other cultures. I plan on attending college next year in the fall. I'm interested in a job related to the medical field. I would also like to study music. I enjoy playing guitar and singing. I also enjoy writing songs. I've written over 40 songs. As well as music, I love sports. I ran cross country in high school, and played for the varsity girls soccer team. I love being outdoors and staying active. Hiking, camping, swimming and biking are other activities I really enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon. When I turned 8 I was baptized. Although I didn't quite understand everything completely at that age, I knew there was something right about this church. I would feel peace, joy and love every time I attended church on Sunday and when I read the scriptures. It wasn't until later, when I learned that the feelings of love, peace and joy that I had felt were from the Spirit. Recently this year I wanted to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the true church of God and if everything I had been taught was in fact, true. I remembered the scriptures I read throughout my youth that promised the Spirit would manifest the truth of all things to me if I prayed about it. So I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I prayed to know if Jesus Christ was my Savior, if He really did atone for the sins of the world. I prayed about everything and to have the Spirit confirm the truth of it to me, if it was all true. A few days later I attended a youth conference for my church. We stayed at Nottingham University all week and participated in classes and activities to help our faith increase. One night after our evening gospel lesson we watched a slideshow with pictures of Jesus Christ. A hymn played softly in the background and in that moment I knew that everything I prayed about was true. I was overwhelmed with the Spirit. I couldn't hold back my emotions, I was filled with love and joy. The Spirit manifested the truth to me. I know God is real. I know we are all His children. God knows each of us with a perfect knowledge and He loves us unconditionally. He will never abandon us. I know Jesus is the Christ and that He lives. I know He atoned for us. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know Joseph Smith did in reality see God and Jesus. I know he was a prophet called of God just like Thomas S. Monson is today. I know this church contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the true church of God.

How I live my faith

At church I hold a leadership position over other young women between the ages of 16-18. I plan activities for our age group to participate in when we meet for youth night every week. Youth night is for the youth in our church to bond with each other and strengthen their faith in God through fun activities, games, and lessons. It is not restricted to just members of our faith, anyone can come. I look forward to youth night every week. I always feel uplifted when I go. I feel my faith grow when I am taught more about God and His son, Jesus Christ and the love they have for me. I've also had the opportunity to hold a leadership position in the early morning seminary program our church provides. Seminary is a scripture study class every morning before school. I would leave the house an hour before school started to attend seminary so I could study the scriptures. You start seminary when you start high school. All four years of high school you study a different book of scripture, such as the Old and New Testament of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I loved seminary. I loved being able to start my day off with scripture study every morning before school. It made such a difference in my day.