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Hi I'm Kelsea

I love the mountains. I love science and learning more about the people and world around me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my favorite pastimes is learning about my interests. In college I'm studying the vast field of biology and I love every minute of it. I also love to read; science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, I enjoy most every genre. I also love to go see plays, operas, and concerts because I feel that they help me to notice the beauty in the people and world around me. My family is also very important to me and I love those moments when I can call my mom on the phone or go out and have fun with my brothers. I also love watching movies, especially if I'm with a group of friends or my family. I love having a great time laughing with them and I enjoy the memories I build with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and was taught all my life of the goodness of God and His gospel, but it wasn't until I went to college and lived on my own that I received a strong witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel. One day I was reading in the Book of Mormon as I waited for a lecture to start. I can't remember exactly where in the book I was reading, but at one point I felt this strong warmth well up inside of me and the thought came to my mind that this book of scripture really was the word of God and contained the stories of the lives of the people of ancient America. Until then, I had just hoped that the Book of Mormon was true, but at that moment, and for the first time in my life, I knew it was. Since then I have had many trials and all have tried my faith and challenged me to become more like Jesus Christ, more like the God I love so much. It's been hard and nigh on impossible sometimes, but I have found that as I draw closer to God and learn to do His will and obey His commandments, I can overcome any challenge. I just need to be humble enough to accept His help.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in the LDS church. It brings so much joy and meaning into my life. In my ward I am a ward missionary, which means that I have the wonderful opportunity to learn how to teach the Gospel and how to share it with others. I also get a lot of practice doing this as I work with the members of my ward and community and bear my testimony. In addition to this, I get to help befriend and fellowship the sisters in my ward through visit teaching. Each of the sisters is assigned a companion and a couple of wonderful ladies to visit with and serve every month. I have created great friendships through this program and have come to know my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ better as I turn my attention to helping others. I've also grown to love these sisters more as I learn to serve them and come to be their friend.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Part of what we teach is the belief that we are all children of God and from that we know we are all brothers and sisters. As Mormons, we esteem our family relations very highly and work hard to keep them full of love and service. We extend this kind of effort to everyone, even if they are not of our faith, because we see them as our brothers and sisters in God's family. Although we love to help the people in our own church community, we love it even more when we can help those not of our faith, especially when we can share with them why we believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ so strongly. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Men and women are equally important in the Mormon Church, in God's Kingdom, and in life. However, this equality does not mean we have the same duties in life. Principally, men provide and women nurture, but each are responsible to help the other as needed. God gave us each specific duties so that we may learn how to work together, especially in marriage, in order to fulfill our individual potentials and become like Heavenly Father. Because of this, Mormon women tend to be very loving and caring and like to look for ways to lift up their friends and family, but they also have their own personalities and so perform their duties as women with their own flare. That's one thing that I love about this church. We each have a responsibility and there's the possibility that we could all become the same in performing it, yet the Lord builds us up in different ways and always allows our personalities to shine through as we become the best we can be. Show more Show less