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Hi I'm Kirsten Bates

I'm a missionary, a Mormon, and I love it!

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary in the Redlands California Mission. I love this opportunity I've been given to serve here in California and help spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It's been such a blessing in my life. I love being in California, learning spanish, and meeting so many new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. I was born and raised in this church. But I stay because I have come to know for myself the truthfulness of this gospel. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I have gained my own testimony about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith as a prophet of God.

How I live my faith

Living my faith isn't always easy. But knowing that my ultimate goal is to return to my Heavenly Father keeps me motivated. As I study and pray everyday and strive to live the teachings of the gospel I find myself drawing closer to God and His son, Jesus Christ. It keeps me moving to that ultimate goal and helps me to become a better person.