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Hi I'm Kylee

I'm from Roy, Utah. I love theatre and music. I'll be serving in the Adriatic North Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was very small, my mother has kept me involved in music. I could sing before I could talk and music is something that has helped carry me through life. When I was 12 I started playing the violin and have enjoyed doing that in a couple different orchestra settings as well as privately. Music helped me branch into musical theatre and that's where I found my real passion. Being up on stage is something that you have to experience to understand the joy that comes from it. When the lights hit you and you can feel the audience, something magical happens. I was in as many high school productions as I could fit in and have enjoyed continuing preforming on stage post high school as well. Aside from acting, I enjoy writing and learning. I'm a little bit of a history nerd and am fascinated by it. As George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." I believe that there is a power we gain by becoming informed. I was attending Weber State University while working as a Loan Officer at a Credit Union but am taking an 18 month break from that to serve as a full-time missionary in the Adriatic North Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that there is a God and that we are all his children and that he loves all of us inexplicably. God created this world for us and all of the wonderful things in it. He created a plan for us to help us reach him again and wants nothing more than for us to be able to attain Celestial glory and live with him again. I believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Redeemer and that he suffered the atonement for us. Not just to forgive our sins, but to help us through all of the trials and difficult times in our lives. He's here for us whenever we're feeling lonely or hopeless. He's here to be our rock and our best friend. I've felt my savior's love many times alone in my room as I've cried out to him in prayer after a particularly hard day when I've felt betrayed or misunderstood. I wish that everyone in the world has the opportunity to learn of the Savior and feel his love. It's a blessing that I've been able to do so so many times in my life. I believe that since the Lord loves us just as much as he loves his children in biblical times, he restored the fullness of the gospel to the Earth through his prophet, Joseph Smith. I believe that he's kept that fullness here through a line of prophets that have all been given the inspiration and the calling to reveal that which he would have us know in these times. I believe that our current prophet, Thomas S. Monson, is a true and living prophet and that he speaks with God and receives revelation specific to our times. I wouldn't have ever thought that I would be saying this, but I believe in genealogy work. The more I learn about my family tree, the more excited I become about seeking out those lost names that never had the opportunity to learn of the gospel. There are so many things I love about this church. It has helped me through difficult times in my life and has taught me so much about myself and the world around me.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm serving as a Family Home Evening Co-Chair in my Single's Ward. In this calling, I get to help instruct a committee and plan weekly activities for members of our ward. Since I've had the opportunity to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life, I've enjoyed many other callings as well. With each calling I've served in, I've been able to learn and grow. While serving in the Young Women's Organization, I learned how to reach outside of myself and find beauty in everyone I come in contact with. I learned that people come from all walks of life but we're all still children of our Heavenly Father and it's our privilege to be here with the people that we interact with on a daily basis. One of the hardest callings I ever had was at then tender age of 17. I received a call one early Saturday morning from someone in my Stake Presidency and rushed over to the Stake Center for an interview. Once there, they asked me if I would be willing to be a Stake Youth Activity Co-Chair and help plan and run a three day long Youth Conference for the 300+ youth aged 14-18 in our Stake. I was terrified but agreed. The months leading up to the conference were some of the most strengthening months I'd ever experienced. Never before had I spent so much time on my knees in prayer. As the conference grew closer, it was amazing to recognize the blessing and small miracles that Heavenly Father was providing to us. Right before the conference was to take place, my Co-Chair left on vacation, leaving me to be the voice and director of the entire weekend. I was extremely shy at the time but I prayed and I fasted and I went forth and tried my hardest to be brave and keep things running smoothly. The conference turned out to be a success and that experience, though trying, taught me that everyone is going to feel shy and alone at times, but to have a friend you have to be a friend and you have to break your comfort zone and reach out to others.