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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a soon to be Sister Missionary with dreams of traveling the world and changing a few lives along the way. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a college student attending Brigham Young University. I am passionate about improving lives around the world through health, economic, and social well-being. Call me a philanthropist, humanitarian, volunteer... I would be honored to take on those titles, but I am still trying to figure out how to solve all the world's biggest issues, so give me some time to figure that all out. I learned that I can really "rough it" while in Tanzania and since have gained an itch for adventure! Camping, hiking, boating, paddle-boarding, cross-country road-trip? Yes please. But don't be surprised if you see me sewing an apron or my kitchen table exploded with some crazy craft project! My greatest downfall? Well, I have way too many speeding tickets, parking tickets, and yes, I did crash both of my Dad's cars. While I love exploring new places and trying new things, nothing will ever beat the company of my family. I have learned the art of sewing and importance of service from my mother. My Father taught me to love the outdoors and family time. My three older siblings are my best friends and greatest examples. My parents have been divorced since I was 13, but I couldn't be more proud of my family and how close we have become despite some hefty challenges.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and am so thankful for that! I was brought up in a stable home with loving parents and siblings who were great examples to me. As my parents divorced and other inevitable life trials have come my way, I have relied more than anything on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Being a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has helped me understand my purpose here and the "big picture". Especially through high school and college, I have needed direction in my life. It is not always enough for me to have advice from teachers, friends, or parents. Having the divine guidance of the Holy Ghost and inspired words of the Latter-Day Prophets, has brought me more clarity and joy I could ever hope for. The thing I love most about this church is that it will always be here. I know that God will never leave me, that Christ will always love me despite my imperfections (and speeding tickets), and that I will always have a Prophet called of God to give me guidance on issues I face today. It really doesn't get much better than that! But if you insist... I have visiting teachers, friends, Bishops, church leaders, and other members in the church always ready and willing to serve. I can't imagine feeling more safe, happy, and hopeful anywhere else.

How I live my faith

While attending college, I am very involved in church activities and events. My most recent callings have been a group leader for Family Home Evening held every Monday night and committee co-chair of the service council. The Young Single Adult wards in my college town are a lot of fun and get everyone involved in something! At BYU I try to take advantage of the inspiring devotionals every Tuesday, Religious speakers on Sunday nights, and service projects in the community. One of the greatest ways I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ is through serving others. I try to serve family, friends, and strangers as I go about my daily tasks. Through service, I can follow Christ's example and serve God by serving his children (Mosiah 2:17). BYU's motto is "come to learn, go forth to serve". I hope to center my career and life around serving others through the education and opportunities I have been blessed with.