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Hi I'm Kami

I'm a rock-climber, women's empowerment enthusiast, political scientist, statistics nerd and DIY lover. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports, music, dance, and just about everything. In the last few years I've found my passion for rock climbing! And I'm proud to say that I'm conquering my fear of heights :) I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree and found my self in that battle to decide what's next for me. I loved my undergrad studies! I was able to do an internship in France, trying to pick up the language and meeting lots of great people while working at a school! I also did an internship in Belize, Central America doing international development work. It was an adventure, and an awesome learning experience for me! I've had the opportunity to meet many incredible people that have taught me so much and helped me become who I am today!

Why I am a Mormon

I feel very grateful for the many people in my life. I feel grateful for many many blessings in my life, they are infinite in number. I will forever feel indebted for them. However, I have not always been able to see that I had a lot to be grateful for in my life. I grew up with a lot of health challenges. For many years of my life I have had to battle different pains and weakness throughout my body. Doctors often attempted different things to try to help me. After several years, I was still suffering a lot. As I struggled with the normal challenges of being a teenager, I had to try to balance those challenges with my health struggles. I did not feel like I had the support I needed at the time, and I felt very alone. I felt a lot of despair for several years. I ultimately had a choice to make. Though I had been taught to be faithful, I had to decide for myself. I knew that I had to either turn toward God or away from Him. Those were the only two options. As I acted in hope, I knew without a doubt that if I turned away from God I wouldn't be able to do. I knew that through all my challenges, it was God and the Atonement of my Savior Jesus Christ that were sustaining me. My belief in My Heavenly Father and in my Savior, would be the source of hope for me. And without that hope life would be unbearable. To this day, I know that my faith and hope is what makes life doable when it feels like everything is falling apart and when we realize our imperfectness. That is the reason for joy in life. There is peace in knowing that the Savior knows perfectly everything I am experience in this life, and I will never be alone. The Gospel sustains me. The Atonement of Christ allows me to feel peace and joy in life, as I know that I am truly forgiven and made clean when I repent. Knowing that there is always hope in Christ, that he can carry me through my trials if I trust Him and make me clean again, is why I will never betray my faith.

How I live my faith

In my local church community I have had the opportunity to work with many other people in leadership and teaching positions. Though the responsibilities have sometimes felt a little overwhelming, especially being as young as I am, I have felt so much personal satisfaction and blessings that have come through serving others in my church community. As I've been able to prepare many different lessons over the past few years, I've been able to learn so much more about the Gospel. The opportunity to be an active member of our church allows me to have so many learning and growing experiences. We are all in it together. I have been so blessed by the people I have been able to work with in my church callings and responsibilities. And I hope I have been able to bless others too! Being a young single woman, I love the support system that our church provides. We are all truly in it together. Our church strives to be "One in Christ," which means for me, that wherever I go I know I will have my own support system in the church and especially with the other woman. We are all assigned to look out for one another, to make sure things are okay, and to be there if one of us needs something. That is such a blessing and a comfort in life. The trials will come, but I know that the people in my church will always be there to help me feel Christ's love for me! And I have been so blessed by trying to be there for others and help them feel Christ's love as well!