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Hi I'm Kaia

I'm a musician. I love marching band. I want to be a music teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a musician and a student. I'm studying to be a music teacher. I play the flute, and I've learned several other instruments including trombone and guitar. I love my family which includes 6 siblings, and I don't know what I'd do without my wonderful parents! I love gardening, digging in the dirt, playing with children, and--oh yes. I love marching band!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church all my life. My parents taught me and brought me to church from the very beginning of my life. As a youth, I found myself struggling with certain things, and since I had been taught to pray, I often found myself on my knees. It was at this time that I found that I could rely on God to send me peace and strength to keep moving and to keep trying, and that was enough. As i continued to learn, I continued to put the doctrine to the test. I discovered that as I kept the commandments and studied the scriptures and kept my covenants, that the Lord blessed me. I know, through the power of the Holy Ghost, that this is the true church. I know that God lives and loves us, and that he prepared a way for us to return to His presence and to become like Him. I know that we, like the Bible teaches, are joint heirs with Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet, that God prepared and foreordained him to be His instrument in the restoration. I know the Book of Mormon was translated through the power of God and that it is a true book. I know the Bible is true and I love the accounts it gives of the old prophets and the life of Christ. I know that we have a prophet today and that the heavens are open and that revelation continues to be given to mankind. I know that through the Atonement of Christ, we can be forgiven of our sins and we can receive strength in our weakness. I know that as we obey and keep the commandments of God, that His Spirit will abide with us and teach us. I'm a Mormon because I know these things are true!

How I live my faith

Once a week, I go to church to learn more about the gospel, but also with the intent to serve. I often help with the music, with teaching, or with helping to care for young children so their parents can go to other classes. I also do my best to pray and study the scriptures daily on my own, and with my family. I try to remember that faith is an action thing, something that should move me to serve. I also try to remember that faith can help me in my everyday activities, from doing my homework, to trying to keep my kitchen clean!

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Kaia
Temples are used for many things. First, it is a place where we learn more about the Plan of Salvation and other eternal truths. It is a place where we make sacred covenants and receive ordinances like eternal marriage and the sealing of our families for eternity. It is also a place where we serve our ancestors. We can perform these ordinances by proxy for our ancestors who may not have had the opportunity to receive them in this life. It is a place of prayer and peace where members go seeking truth and answers to prayers. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Kaia
One of the greatest blessings we can receive through reading the scriptures is that it invites the Spirit to be with you. By inviting the Holy Ghost, you open the channels of Heaven and can receive personal revelation or a greater understanding of the things you are reading. You will feel peace, and joy, and there will be more harmony at home. Your love of God will increase, and your love of the scriptures will also increase and you will find greater power to do good continually. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Kaia
New members are baptized for the same reasons as all members of our church are baptized. Baptism is a sacred ordinance by which one makes a covenant with God to keep His commandments, always remember Him, and stand as a witness, or an example of Jesus Christ. We also believe that when we are baptized, we can be cleansed from sin. This opens the door to being cleansed from sin all throughout our lives. When performed with the proper authority, this ordinance truly brings a remission of sin and the new member makes this covenant. As we are true to this covenant and others we make later in our lives, we qualify to return to live with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less