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Hi I'm Kelsey

I'm a missionary in the Tennessee, Knoxville mission. I'm a USU Aggie. I'm too blessed to be stressed. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family more than anything in the entire world. I'm a University Ambassador and a Public Relations major at Utah State University and I am proud to be an Aggie!! Currently I am serving a mission in Knoxville, Tennessee and I couldn't be happier because I get to bear testimony of the restored gospel every day. I love sports, especially soccer. I love music. I play the piano, the flute, and I would sing all day long if I could. I just ran my first marathon and I hope to run another when I get home. I try to find the positive in every situation, I love to smile, and 100% of the joys in my life come from Jesus Christ and His gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that is not why I am a Mormon. Although I have been physically converted my entire life, I needed to become spiritually converted for myself. I can confidently say that I know I have been fully converted to this Gospel because I have the strong desire to share it with everybody I come in contact with. I am a woman of the Lord because He is my advocate and salvation.The joy I feel knowing that I am a member of this wonderful church exceeds any feelings of fear or doubt I could ever experience. I know that the fullness of the Gospel can only be attained by the Book of Mormon AND the Bible together. The Spirit of the Lord converted me to this Gospel by testifying its truth when I read the Book of Mormon. If you have not read this book I invite you to do so. It will change your life and fill you with an infinite amount of joy!

How I live my faith

Currently I live my faith by being an ambassador of the Lord and sharing the Gospel with the people of Tennessee as a sister missionary. Nothing is more important in this Gospel than service and charity because "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings you are only in the service of your God". I have been involved in youth leadership through various councils and organizations. My favorite past callings include playing the piano for the Primary children, member of the stake youth council, president of my class in the Young Women program, visiting teaching, and coordinating the weekly ward prayer in my student ward at USU.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Let's say you and your best friend witness something amazing. You both go home and write about it in your journals. Now here's the question- which journal entry is correct? The answer is BOTH! The two journal entries are both correct...they are just written from two different perspectives. This example is much like the relationship between the Bible and the Book of Mormon. They are both the word of God and they both are correct... they are just written from different perspectives. The Book of Mormon happened during the same time period as the Bible, but it took place on the American continent. The Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand in hand as they testify of the truthfulness of each other. The golden plates contained the record of the people in the Americas. Moroni, the author of the final book in the golden plates buried them in the Hill Cumorah. In 1823 he appeared to Joseph Smith and revealed the resting place of the ancient record. Joseph translated the plates and they became known as The Book of Mormon. Both the Book of Mormon and the Bible have blessed by life every single day. Show more Show less