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Hi I'm Kelli

I am a ballroom dancer, avid reader, lover of old films, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I compete and dance ballroom. I love to read. I enjoy being outside in nature. I attend Brigham Young University - Provo. I am majoring in English. I want to go to law school.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church. My mom is a convert, but my dad was born and raised in the church. Just because I grew up learning and living the Gospel doesn't mean that I never struggled. For a long time I relied on my family's faith, my parents, my grandparents, and even my extended family. There finally came a time when that wasn't enough for me. I needed to rely on my own testimony, so I had to make that choice. I can honestly say with all my heart that I have a testimony of this Gospel. It didn't come all at once for me. It came to me slowly, piece by piece, but I was slowly able to recognize Heavenly Father's love for me and to see His hand in my life. I began to recognize the blessings that I received from being faithful to Him and obeying His commandments. This is why I am Mormon and follow the teachings of Christ. I recieve so many blessings and always feel such a beautiful peace in my life. I don't feel that peace when I step away from my Heavenly Father and Christ.

How I live my faith

I always try to do my visiting teaching. I love sitting down with other women and talking about their life and the Gospel. Doing my family history work is an amazing experience as well. Taking the time to find out more about my ancestors and to make that connection with them creates this incredible bond with not only my deceased ancestors, but my living family as well. Just going to church activities is a great opportunity for me to get involved, and I get to know the people in my church and can create great friendships. This helps me become better able to serve those people. So that I can be supportive of them in their life.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kelli
Serving a mission is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord and to spread his gospel to his children. It is one way for Church members to show their love and support. That being said, it is not required for any Mormon to serve a mission. It is always their choice. For the young men, however, it is strongly encouraged for them to go if they are worthy and able. It is considered a sacred responsibility and duty. Again, however, no one forces them to go. You always have a choice. For women it is less of a duty to go and more of purely a strong desire to serve. Women make wonderful missionaries and many blessings will come to them and others through their service. Show more Show less