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Hi I'm Kelsi

I grew up in the bay area in California. I love yoga and futsal. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports (mostly soccer and futsal, but just about everything). I am a Mother and a wife. I love to fingerpaint with my 2 year old son. I love latin dance. I am practicing and learning to speak Portuguese. I just finished my Masters at Brigham Young University - Provo. I love learning and talking about nutrition, exercise, and health. I am a Personal Trainer. I grew up as a Mormon and hope to serve a mission in the future with my spouse.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but my testimony was initially founded on a feeling of happiness as I followed the teachings of the gospel. As I got to be a teenager, while in the young women's program I really understood more of recognizing a lot of those good feelings as I did good things to be confirmations that I was going in good directions. In particular, I played a lot of competitive sports growing up in California, which meant I had the challenge of whether or not I would keep the Sabbath day holy by not playing on sundays. My parents left the decision up to me whether or not I would play on sundays or not. I had a moment in early morning seminary when I really questioned what keeping the sabbath really meant. I prayed and studied more about truly honoring the sabbath and know that keeping the sabbath is more than just resting or relaxing. I keep the sabbath and am a Mormon because I feel joy as I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I know there is a bigger picture and that there is The Plan of Happiness. I know that my family and I can be together forever as we try to do the best we can to be like Him.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the young women. One of my favorite things about teaching and working with the young women is watching their growth and love for the gospel as it applies in their lives.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kelsi
Our body is a precious gift from God. To keep the body and mind active and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is referred to as the Word of Wisdom and you can read more about it in Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21. The focus of the Word of Wisdom is based on the benefits available to us as we eat healthy, are physically healthy, and are spiritually healthy. In particular, God has spoken against the use of: - Tobacco - Alcohol - Coffee and tea - Illegal drugs Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago. We are capable to do so many things and it makes sense to me that as we take care of this gift we've been given, our potential can grow. Show more Show less