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Hi I'm Kelly Rasmussen

I grew up in a family of nine. And I am currently serving a mission in the Dominican Republic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up hoping that I would be different, and now that I am older I am not sure I am. I was anxious to graduate high school and that led me to moving to Utah when I was barely 18. There I found friendship working at a Starbucks downtown. It was an interesting job choice for a young LDS girl, but I loved it. Growing up surrounded by people of many varieties made this job my favorite. I accomplished two years of college at the LDS business college. When I first chose this school I was considering going into business, but after one semester I realized that life is too short to not follow my dreams. I am a writer. I have a real love for the way the mind works. I am eager to see my name in print for the first time. Being a mother has not always been something that I have wanted for myself, but as I have gotten older I know that I want to have a family to surround me and fill my heart with joy. I can't wait to start that part of my life. I do believe in women working and supporting their family, too. I am glad that I can still write and be a mother as well. I look forward to this part of life, but I love life right now.

Why I am a Mormon

It would be futile for me to try to explain why I am a Mormon. But I can explain why I love my life. I have been blessed to know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and Jesus Christ is my older brother who died for me. I have parents that want me to be successful and support me in all my doings. I have a younger brother that was adopted from Russia. He completes our family. I am so glad to have the knowledge that I can be with my family for ever, and ever. I am a direct descendant of Hyrum Smith, and that knowledge has played a big role on my faith. I love the Prophet Joseph Smith so much, and I am so grateful that he devoted his life to the work of God. I love being able to make decisions and know that the Lord is on my side, and will help me on the way. When times have been rough I never need to fear. God is with me. And he's my best friend. What more could I want?

How I live my faith

I have been in many positions of difficulty. I tend to magnatize to things that are not completely in line with the guidelines of the Church. Like I dated a someone that wasn't Mormon for a very long time. I loved being with him and he was fabulous to me. But when it comes down to what I want in this life- I want a to share beliefs with my spouse. I want to be married in the temple with the proper authority and be sealed together forever. I also have worked at Starbucks. Obviously this isn't what a normal LDS young woman would do, but I loved every morning. It was so interesting to have to learn for myself why Mormons don't drink coffee or tea, and it was a great oppurtunity for me to share my faith with people around me. I struggled with tithing for a long time, but I have learned that everything is the Lord's and I want to give him all that I can. Ten percent is nothing compared to what he has given me. I hope one day that I can consecrate all to Him. The Gospel of Jesus Christ may not be the easiest thing to do sometimes, but my life is a testament of His divinity. He has raised me out of the depths of despair, and filled my soul with love. I love my life, and I have faith.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Kelly Rasmussen
Missionaries are young people called by our loving Heavenly Father that serve to teach and bring others unto Christ. When missionaries visit your home they will share a message centered in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. They teach about how much our Heavenly Father loves us and what He wants for us in our lives. Show more Show less