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Hi I'm Kassi Gillette

I'm a 21-year-old college student majoring in journalism. I converted to the LDS Church at 14. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've gone to college for the past three years and I was very involved because I love people and I love charity. I'm always goofing around with my friends, going to dance parties, just having fun. I want to travel the world, hopefully as a broadcast journalist. My friends and family make me happy and I love meeting new people. I love watching sports-football and basketball. I am an only child and I converted on my own at 14. I just received my mission call to serve as a missionary in the Italy Milan Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up without a specific religion. It just wasn't important to my family. When my stepdad came into the picture when I was about 9, he introduced the LDS Church to me, he was raised in it but hasn't gone back since he was a teenager. From that point on, I was interested in learning more. I grew up in poor circumstances and moved around a lot. I always felt like there had to be something more, that I needed a better life. I went to church with a friend for a bit in 6th grade then I moved yet again. It wasn't until my freshman year that a girl walked in with a BYU sweatshirt. I went out of my comfort zone and complimented her on it. Just like that, the ball started rolling. Everything I learned in lessons rang true. If I didn't understand something, I just knew I eventually would. I always had a desire to get baptized since I was younger. The people in the church, the kids I met, they were the type of people I wanted to be around. They seemed to have it all and I wanted a part of it. I know that the Book of Mormon works hand-in-hand with the Bible. We have prophets on Earth today because that's how it was in Biblical times, that's the way Christ organized it. Without the church, I have no idea where I would be today. I just know there's no way I would be as happy and successful. I know who I am, where I am going and where I came from because of Christ. I have a purpose in life through Him and His gospel.

How I live my faith

Since I converted right before my sophomore year of high school, I was very involved with the youth of the church-my peers. The leaders I had really shaped me as an individual and were terrific examples of what living the gospel meant. I have remained close to them to this day. I was a leader in my age group, I organized service projects for my ward and for the annual girls' camp I often participated as a leader and organizer. Those are some of my favorite memories. In college I remained actively involved, teaching sunday school, talking in sacrament meeting, holding callings as part of the leadership of my singles ward and planning weekly social events. I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kassi Gillette
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is well-known for missionary work because that is the way we tell people about our church! The LDS church really follows the Lord's commandments about going forth and teaching the nations. Every church has a piece or two of the puzzle, but I know this church has the full puzzle. Everything makes sense and is logical. Even being around the people makes you happy. I just received my mission call and I will be serving in the Italy Milan Mission for 18 months, teaching people about Christ and his church! I want everyone to experience the same happiness that I have been blessed with, that's why I want to go out and share it, and that is exactly what missionary work is and why we as members of this church are so adamant about it! If you love something, you want to tell the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kassi Gillette
The Holy Bible is definitely the word of God. It is compiled of many books in two different testaments teaching His word and stories of prophets and Jesus Christ himself. The Book of Mormon does not replace or cloud the Bible, it is a complimentary account of other prophets and stories of Jesus Christ, just like the Bible. The Book of Mormon is also about ancient prophets and talks about Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice for us. Both compilations of books go hand in hand. Show more Show less