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Hi I'm Kiersten

I am a granddaughter, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, return missionary. I am a mormon!

About Me

After high school I went to a Jr. college and got my Associates Degree. As I started to work on my Bachelors I decided that I wanted to serve a full-time mission. I finished out the school year as I worked on my papers. I moved home away from all of my friends. It was so hard to say goodbye to them! I was called to serve in the West Indies Mission from 2013-2014. It was truly the greatest experience I have ever had. I love the people I served. I loved to see so many people come unto Christ and change their entire lives. I miss my mission every day. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity I had to serve the Lord and His children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. Of course as I turned the age of 8 I had my own choice of joining this church or not. Being apart of this church is and always has been important to me. That's why I chose to be baptized and confirmed when I turned 8. It's so great to be able to have the Holy Ghost with me at all times. The Holy Ghost has confirmed the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and ultimately the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have received revelations and answers to every question and concern that I have had in some way. He does not always answer right away or in the way that you want Him to but He will answer your questions the way He sees fit. Comfort and assurance are always there in the meantime. I don't know when the answer will come but I know he will answer because of His love for me and the assurance I receive. I love being able to talk to God any time I want and know for a fact that He is listening. I know that he knows me! He knows my wants, needs, joys, fears, weaknesses, strengths, flaws and qualities. He knows me better than I know myself and for that I know I can trust Him. He will never steer me (or you) wrong!!

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply by striving to keep the commandments at all times. I make an effort to go to my church meetings every week and to keep the Sabbath day holy. Throughout the week I find that if I do little things, not swearing and dressing modestly, it makes just as big of difference as living morally pure and abstaining from harmful substances such as alcohol and tobacco. I strive to have meaningful scripture study each day and be in open communication with my Father in Heaven. I live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

A big part of our purpose in this life is to become like God and dwell in His presence after this life. Because God is perfect, we too should strive to be perfect. However, because we are mortal and make mistakes, we need a way for our mistakes to be taken away in order to be like God. When Jesus Christ was on this earth, He took upon himself all the sins of the people who had ever lived, is living now, and who will ever live. As the Atonement made Him our creditor, we must make payments to Him. The first way we make payments to Him is to have faith in Him. Next is to repent for the things that we have done wrong and strive to never make those mistakes again. When we have truly repented we will naturally WANT to be baptized to be fully cleansed from sin. The sacred ordinance of baptism is an act that cleanses us from all of our wrong doings and gives us a fresh start. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are perfect beings. Because no unclean can dwell in the presence of God, we must all be washed clean of our sins. Baptism by immersion and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost is how we do this. Because there are people who have lived and died on this earth without knowing about Christ and His Atonement, it is up to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to perform this ordinance for them by proxy. It is up to the deceased individual, as they wait in the spirit world, to either accept or reject this ordinance in their behalf. Show more Show less