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Hi I'm Kjersten.

I have a weird name.

About Me

I moved to England when I was four weeks old and traveling has been a part of my life ever since. I've seen a good chunk of the world and have no intention to stop! I love studying cultures and really getting to know the people who make the city, not just seeing the tourist stops in the city. In my free time I rock climb or watch movies or hang out in coffee shops or listen to gooooood music. I paint and draw and read and write. My hair has been every length in the book. I'm a huge believer in puns. I wish I was better at yoga. I love thunderstorms. I believe swings are good for the soul. I studied advertising and Spanish at BYU in Provo, UT for three years, but I've put school on break to serve a mission in Birmingham, Alabama!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky to be raised in this church by two faithful parents. But I have had countless experiences that solidify, for me, just how wonderful this gospel is. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time when I lived in Alaska, I was at Girls' Camp (a church camp for girls ages 12-18 one week each summer). It was a canoe portage and it was hard work physically and spiritually! According to the camp manual, I had to read Joseph Smith's account of the first vision and talk about my thoughts on it. My best friend and I paddled our canoe out to the middle of the lake. Taking turns, we read the story aloud. It was such a moving experience! Here I was on this gorgeous lake, with someone I loved, and I was reading the story of the restoration. As a missionary, I get to share the miraculous story of the restoration daily and see how this new knowledge and understanding of Christ can and does change people's lives for the better. There's no greater job in the world! By seeing the difference it has made in my own life, I'm desperate to share it with others. I can't even give the scene any justice and explain it now. All I know is that it was so spiritual and peaceful and I wanted to have that feeling with me always. I promised myself that I would. I've never lost it and for that I am grateful. I am a Mormon because I can feel that it's right. And it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as best I can. I go to church. I say my prayers. I read my scriptures. I try to be the best me I can be.