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Hi I'm Kimi

I'm 21. I'm adopted. I love any form of storytelling. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in the south, adopted days later by my parents and raised in Utah. I am black, they are white. It's been interesting growing up where my skin color is so rare, but I've never doubted that my family is where I am supposed to be. Like my mom says, I was supposed to be in this family, but since that wouldn't work through the normal way, I had to come to them in a different way. As I've grown up, I've developed a love and passion for the written word. If I have a blank page in front of me, I can't stand it and have to fill it with something, preferably words. And if I'm faced with a book I've never seen before, I have to pick it up and look through it. I've decided on English as my major of choice and I'm thrilled to see where it will take me. I struggle with social anxiety in most areas of my life. From school to personal relationships it has made it hard for me to completely be who I would like to be, but I'm so thankful for this church because it's somewhere I feel comfortable and loved. And I can always turn to my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church so it's easy for people to shrug off my conviction. But I am a naturally curious person. If something doesn't sit right with me, I will investigate it until I'm satisfied. Luckily, in this church we are encouraged to ask questions and to find out as much as possible. This is so that we can use our agency to choose for ourselves. That's what I've done and what I will continue to do because learning and growth are central to this gospel. I know that this church is true. It has been a rock in my life through some incredibly difficult times and I know that my life would have an emptiness without it. I've felt that emptiness and I don't want to feel it ever again. This church is joy and love and peace. And that's what my life is filled with because of it.

How I live my faith

I've been called to serve a mission in the Mississippi Jackson Mission. I'm thrilled for this opportunity to serve the Lord and to share the gospel with those who are searching for a way to change their lives and find true happiness. I'm trusting that the Lord will make more of me than I ever could and that with His help I'll be able to bring people to glorify God.