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Hi I'm Kirsty

I am a University graduate. I love film making and media and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was brought up near Manchester. I come from a small family who have always been very supportive and, as most families, a little crazy. I love to spend time with them, especially as I live away from home now and some of my fondest memories and the little family holidays we've shared. I moved away from home to attend University. I studied Film and Television studies joint with American/Canadian Studies, I love to learn and really enjoyed the three years I spent studying this field. I graduated three years ago with honours and still love to learn about and make short films. I now work in the same city where I studied, its a beautiful place and have made so many amazing friends here it really is like having a second family.

Why I am a Mormon

My family did not bring me up with any particular religious ideals. We were aloud to seek for ourselves but we were brought up with a sense of good morals and for that I will always be grateful. I have always been quite independent and at 17 I started to think about larger aspects of life, exactly what kind of person I was, where I wanted to go in Life and of course the meaning of it. Around this time my best friend had been talking to Latter Day Saint missionaries, as her grandparents used to attend the Church. As she met with them to learn about the Gospel she of course invited me, we did everything together! I am so grateful for that invitation as it changed my life. I learnt about the gospel and had this overwhelming feeling that I had heard it before. What I was being taught made sense and as I took the challenge to pray for the first time, read scriptures and to ask questions I felt I was going down the right course. I agreed to be baptised. Following this I was confirmed and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. Those feelings I had before, those moments of clarity, that feeling of love I had felt as I prayed grew stronger. With the Spirit not only did I feel I was doing the right thing now I knew it. The more I learnt about the Gospel and put into practice the more my testimony grows and it has not stopped since.

How I live my faith

I have lived here now for six years and so the ward I attend truly are my family. I currently serve them by teaching in Primary. I teach the 3/4 year olds and I am so grateful for that opportunity, I have learnt so much from them and we have a lot of fun learning about the Gospel. Currently I also serve as the Stake YSA President, meaning I have a responsibility over the young single adults (aged 18-30) in our area and alongside the Presidency hold activities for them. I have been serving in this role for a couple of years and have seen our group grow from strength to strength and I am proud and humbled to be a part of that. Alongside this I have also been very fortunate to serve on EFY's (Especially For Youth) which are summer camps for the youth of the Church from around the country. These experiences have been some of the most fun and uplifting experiences I have ever had. I love to work with the youth and to help them find their own testimony of Christ and learn about the Church is a marvelous work.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead along side our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He is how we can feel of their love and receive help and a personal testimony of them. Also referred to as the Spirit we can all feel of his influence. He can help us make the right decisions and comfort us when we need it. As I learnt about the Church I felt I was doing the right thing, I learnt who he was and that the good feelings I had were from him, I felt the Holy Ghost. As I listened to how I felt I then joined the church. Once you are baptised you are confirmed into the Church and given a blessing in which you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. This means you are entitled to have his companionship and I know that it through looking for answers and seeking the Holy Ghost that my testimony has grown. Show more Show less