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Hi I'm Kjerstin Van Woerkom

I grew up in a military family, enjoy horseback riding, traveling, spending time with family and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in a military family (government family now) so I've lived and traveled to many places in the United States. Some might find moving difficult, but I LOVED IT!! I'm so grateful to have been born into a wonderful family and in this beautiful country! Getting the experience to have lived and traveled to many historic sites and locations has given me that much more appreciation to those who have served or have in some way left there finger print on this country for the better. I'm going to school at Brigham Young University-Idaho with my major in Health Science. I've put my schooling on hold and am currently serving a mission in the Dominican Republic, Santiago area. My goal that I'm working towards is becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. I am the youngest of 6 in my family. They truly are my best friends, the type that love playing pranks, making you laugh until it hurts, and the best support group. I am so grateful to have them in my life and I know families are forever!

Why I am a Mormon

I am extremely grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Everyone who goes to this church has a unique story of how they came to be a member of this church. Mine is very simple, but special to me. I grew up in this church, but that's not the reason why I go. One thing that is certain in this life is change, and I've had to experience that, a LOT. However, one thing that stayed constant in my life is the gospel. It's given me the answers like, "Where did I come from?, Why am I here?, and Where am I going?" that philosophers over the ages have written many books about attempting to solve those answers to life. I've had to find if this is the true church for myself though and I've been able to do that through personal scripture study and prayer. I have found that different religions might have bits and pieces of the truth, but do not seem to have the whole picture. When I pray to my Heavenly Father, read the scriptures, attend my church meetings, and after being baptized into this church, I felt peace in my heart. Every time I get that feeling I know that this gospel is true and I can not deny it. For some it's hard to move around because you leave your old friends and now have to branch out and find others. It's been a neat experience for me because no matter where I move to, I know the gospel is still the same in every LDS church I attend and the people who meet there have the same beliefs as me and become a part of my family.

How I live my faith

No one is perfect and that includes me. That's why we have repentance. As I strive to do what is right, keep the commandments, and endure to the end I will become a better person, and be closer to my Heavenly Father. I live my faith by striving everyday to be a better example of Jesus Christ. One of my favorite things I like to do is help others. I love to serve people! Serving others gives me the opportunity to learn and grow. It helps strengthen my testimony that everyone is a daughter or son of God, and we are all brothers and sisters. The gospel is my life! I strive to live it and be an example of it everyday by reading the Bible, the Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ), praying to my Father in Heaven, and attending my church meetings on Sunday. By doing all of this, it helps me to learn and grow in the gospel and strengthen my faith and testimony of its truthfulness.