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Hi I'm Kelsey

I live in Northern California. I am preparing to serve mission in the Philippines. I am proud to be a Mormon!

About Me

There's nothing better than spending time with both my immediate and extended family. The usual game of pinochle of course! I have four other siblings. Last summer, my parents, sister and I ran a half marathon together. Great bonding experience! My mom/best friend discovered an aquatic center last summer. Paddle boarding and canoeing have become our new summer hobby. I love to cook! My favorite part is the presentation plus just seeing others enjoy it! Breakfast is probably my favorite meal to cook. I like the simple things in life; taking a nap with a full stomach in the afternoon sun, cuddling with my mom in the morning, going for a jog or a bike ride with my dad, reading a captivating book, waking up early in the morning and reading my scriptures while everyone is still asleep, and serving others. I am enrolled in college right now. I am studying exercise physiology. I don't know what I'll do. I've wanted to be a dietician for the longest time but recently I talked with an inside source who told me it doesn't pay well. Now I'm starting to think about being a pharmacist.

Why I am a Mormon

A few years ago, I would have told you I am Mormon because I was raised that way. However, through my own journey in finding God, I have chosen to be Mormon. I have read, prayed, and pondered over the words of the Book of Mormon, and received the conformation from my Father that this is His true church. Mormons do not focus on tearing other religions down but rather working to expand God's kingdom here on Earth. Mormon doctrine evolves around the atonement of Jesus Christ and how to apply the atonement in our lives. Mormonism also strongly supports and strengthens families which is the basic unit. The Mormon community is based on service and strengthening others. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following Jesus Christ's example. Although I am human, I always have Christ in the back of my mind in all that I do. I always look for opportunities to serve others. As Mosiah reminds us in the Book of Mormon, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God". I also have immense love for my Father in Heaven and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Our relationship has grown exponentially since I became determined to have consistent prayer and scripture study. I feel as though I communicate with my Heavenly Father through prayer and he communicates to me through my scripture study. The biggest turning point in my relationship with the Lord was through prayer. I don't always express my struggles with other people because I feel like I need to be the rock they can lean on even if I'm barely keeping my head above water. I felt the same way in my prayers. I thought I would burden the Lord by asking for help. Then, though scripture study and words of modern day prophets, I realized he wants to hear about my day. He wants us to pour our heart and soul to him. He wants to hear about our day. That was when our relationship blossomed. Ultimately, I live my faith by making time for God in my life. He is as real to me as my dad. I know he is always there teaching and guiding me day by day. I will be eternally grateful for Him and His Son.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

From personal experience, I would read the Book of Mormon, sincerely pray to know if the Mormon doctrine is true, and then act upon your answer. Show more Show less