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Hi I'm Kalin

I love being a missionary, I'm currently serving the people of Minnesota. I love my family and friends, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old. I grew up in Clevland Ohio and Chicago Illinois. I now live in Utah where I went to High School in Springville and Spanish Fork. I graduated from Maple Mountain High School. After High School I went to Snow College for a year. I was a theater major, I love acting. I am the 2nd of 8 kids, 3 sisters and 4 bothers. I love my family. I love learning and trying new things. I love my friends, they have always been there for me. I love sports; football, basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby, ultimate Frisbee and more. I also love rock climbing, repelling, white water rafting and anything else out doors. I love helping other people. And, best of all, I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon? Well, I was blessed to be born into a family with a loving father and mother who are both strong members of the Church. I grew up with my parents reading the Book of Mormon to me. I always knew they had strong faith. In High School and College I distanced myself from the church. Inside I knew it was true but I didn't know what the point of it all was, why if mattered to me personally. I didn't attend church regularly during that time nor did I pray or read the scriptures. Thought this time I had great friends who probably don't know how much of an influence they had on me. They kept me from completely falling away. After college I went back to living at home with my parents. All growing up I had a desire to serve a mission once I was 19. I knew that time had come but I didn't immediately sign up for missionary service. Soon my friends started to fill out their missionary paper work and I felt that I should do the same. At that point in my life I did have a testimony but it was almost entirely based on the testimony of others. I believed the gospel was true because I knew that they knew it. Shortly I was assigned to serve as a representative of Jesus Christ in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission. I can't explain my entire conversion processes here but basically I arrived in Minnesota no knowing why I had come except that the Lord commanded it. Through much fasting, prayer, service, scripture study and more I came to know that all these things are true. I read the Book of Mormon a lot and I now know for my self that it is true. Joseph Smith is a real prophet, called of God to bring back what was lost. Through him Jesus Christ himself reestablished His church on the earth. This is the real thing.

How I live my faith

I love to be of service to my Heavenly Father. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints provides me with many opportunities to serve. I love it! I am currently serving a full time mission for the church. I've been assigned to the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission and I love every second of it. Before my mission I had many opportunities to serve as well. I have worked a lot with the youth in the church, being one my self. I especially love serving others. I will always do all I can for those around me.