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Hi I'm Kaci

I'm a college student, photographer, scientist, dancer, violinist, customer service rep, and wife. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My grandparents raised me in Mesa, AZ after my mom had me at 16, my dad stayed in Utah and I would visit him in the summer. After graduating high school, I moved to Utah to live with him and go to college, I'm currently going to the community college studying political science, photography, and biology and hoping to transfer to a university soon. In my free time I like to listen to music, play my violin, dance (mostly ballet or lyrical), take pictures, and visit the aquarium. I met my husband in a physics class, he was a Mormon and I was atheist. I met with the missionaries to find out more about what he believed and after studying and praying for five months I knew it was true and was baptized into the LDS church.

Why I am a Mormon

I first met with the missionaries on September 16th and was baptized on January 15th. It was hard to realize what "faith" is. Never really thought about the faith I have in everyday life before, but I gave it a try and prayed often to know if I should get baptized and if the Book of Mormon was true. I had to be humbled, I took time for me to get rid of my intellectual arrogance and stop looking at the church analytically or as the Book of Mormon as a piece of literature. I had to see the Church as a guide to happiness and peace and a way to give that to others. I knew it was true after I prayed on my knees very honestly, openly, and vulnerably to my Heavenly Father that "If you reveal to me the LDS church, the Book of Mormon are true and President Monson is your prophet, then I will join the church and never stray from it". After saying this, I felt a warmth in my chest, move from the bottom to the top and swelling bigger, it was a very happy feeling. I knew it was the Holy Ghost letting my know it was all true. I know of these things for myself from praying and studying the scriptures. I may not understand everything or why certain things happen to certain people, but I know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father loves us. I know that faith is not a perfect knowledge of things, because that would not be faith, faith a hope for things not seen, but are true. I am so grateful to know this is the truth, to know of our redeemer, and the love he has for us; to have personal revelation so we may know for ourselves.

How I live my faith

I'm sharing my conversion story with my ward on September 30th, 2012, I will be talking about the basic principles of the gospel: faith and repentance. My husband will be speaking on baptism and the holy ghost, which is appropriate since he baptized me. We teach three fifteen-year-olds together every other Sunday lessons from the Book of Mormon and sometimes I play hymns on my violin for them. Every month I teach and make friends with other women in my ward at various activities, usually a dinner or quick visit or lesson on the gospel. I try my best everyday to "wear His image on my countenance", basically show that I am a follower of Christ through my actions rather than by telling people, but love to share the gospel when invited to or prompted by the Holy Ghost.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kaci
Out of all the baptismal questions, I gained a testimony of the prophet last. I discussed the lack of faith in the set-up of the church hierarchy and the imperfectness of man, they asked me to pray about it and discussed why we need a prophet; that God has always spoken through prophets. So I prayed and that weekend my fiancee's father had gotten two tickets to the Christmas Devotional where President Monson would be speaking and gave them to us. Before Monson spoke, he said "I do not choose my counselors they are chosen of God, we are all called of God" And I could feel the warmth of the Holy Ghost letting my know that leaders of the church are called of God, they are not chosen for political reasons or anything like that, but because of their fore ordination and acceptance of the calling. I recently had a run-in with a tourist at temple square, she asked what Mormons believed and I said "Living prophets and personal revelation" she replied "So any man off the street could be a prophet" and I said "No, we have one prophet, President Monson, and I heard him speak in that building behind the temple". I was prompted by the Holy Ghost to say those things, I hope they helped her. Show more Show less