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Hi I'm Kelsey

I'm from the Great White North, I believe that words can change the world, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student in my 20s, currently finishing up my last year of Secondary Education. I live in Edmonton, which is the most northerly city in North America and has very cold winters. Regardless of that, I still love nature. I love teaching, and I love anything well-written. I believe that a sentence well written can change a person's very self, that words are more than just print on a paper, and that when we write things down we can truly bless other people.

Why I am a Mormon

In the past year I had the opportunity to teach a high school that was larger than the very town that I grew up in. It was a culture shock, and I quickly learned of life circumstances that I didn't know even existed. I taught a variety of students of all levels in high school, and what struck me was the effect that family had on the success of these students. Some had very supportive family, while others were completely alone. I am grateful for a church that encourages a strong family, and teaches that families are eternal. There is peace in knowing that I can be with my family after death, and that I have been raised by goodly parents whose lives are focused on loving Jesus Christ and following him. I am a Mormon because of that teaching, and because of my knowledge that Jesus Christ is our saviour. I know that all pain, hurt, and sin is swallowed up in his atonement and that by turning to him I can find true joy and peace in my life as I strive daily to repent and follow him. I have felt that joy, and I have been continually blessed in my life because of that understanding.

How I live my faith

Growing up it was really easy for me to live my faith. I had parents who would wake me every morning for prayer and scripture, religion classes during the day, and members of my faith continually around me. When I left from home it was very eye-opening to see that the majority, or many, people did not live their lives the same as I. It was difficult at first, but I learned for myself how precious the traditions of my parents were. Reading scriptures, saying prayers, and being kind to others has truly aided me in living my faith, and finding ultimate joys. I have learned that when I am continually striving to do things to centre my life around Christ, that I more adequately can aid and love those around me. I've learned that frequently taking small moments to do what is right has a greater effect than sporadically doing large things.