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Hi I'm Kiley

I am a convert. I love people. I love to learn. I am a poet. I am a mother. I am a Mormon

About Me

I was converted to the church at age 16, a couple of months after I was baptized a member, at age 15. I had a hard time getting an answer to my prayers before I was baptized but I really wanted to believe it was true. It wasn't until I started prayerfully studying the book of mormon each night that I got a sure answer to my prayers. There were no lights, I didn't see an angel. But the feeling of the holy spirit testifying to me of the truthfulness of the book of mormon, that it was truly from God, was beautiful and unique from any other feeling I had felt. It was (and still is) as tangible as putting on a warm glove or feeling the wet rain on my hands. Since then, I have deeply wanted for all of my family and friends to experience these blessings and peace of the gospel. I have pondered and prayed about many controversial subjects having to do with the church such as: Gay rights, women's rights, polygamy, blacks and the priesthood and so forth. I have gained personal testimony and insight about these subjects and while I don't know all things I am happy to share what I do know and believe to be true.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a mormon? How could I NOT be a mormon after having such incredible experiences that have testified to my core of the truthfulness of this church being the restored gospel? My life now, from what it was before I became a member, is black and white. I was without the companionship of the holy Ghost and the direction I so needed to help me to have a happy, peaceful life. I never knew answers to prayers to my Heavenly Father could be so tangible and real, as real as speaking to a friend, until I became a member of the church. I have had too many spiritual experiences to EVER be able to turn away from the church. I know too well that doing that would lose me many blessings which the lord has given me and will give me and which he wants for ALL of his children. I know the Atonement of Our savior is real. Because of Him, we can be forgiven of our past transgressions or sins, or set backs, and we can move forward with hope, knowing we will see our savior again and return to live with our Father in Heaven. I have experienced the Healing power of the Atonement in my own life and the unexplainable strength that comes from his beautiful gift of the Atonement.

How I live my faith

I am anxious to participate in ward callings as the Lord asks of me. Right now I am a ward missionary with my husband. I have served in the relief society presidency (church organization of women) in the past. I have also served with my husband teaching the gospel to the youth and young children in sunday school, as the Lord has called us. I love people of all walks of life. Because I have not always been a member, I feel that I have a perspective of being able to see the world with and without the church in my life. I love to share the gospel, in any way I can, with everyone, Even if that simply means serving my fellowmen and loving them as much as I know how! I am so far from perfect, but that just reminds me how human I am, that we all are imperfect and, therefore, we all have something in common. We all need a savior. My love for Family History is increasingly growing. I am majoring in History with an emphasis in Family History right now. Family history is a very important thing in the church. We believe it's important to be tied to our families -to know where we came from and to be able to give gospel blessings to those who didn't receive them, who have passed from this life. I try to serve in the temple regularly, a blessing as well as a service in one. I Love my family and I serve them to the best of my abilities every day! Family is So important!