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Hi I'm Kelsey Marie Cherry

I am a Marine's daughter. I marched mellophone in my school's marching band. I want to change the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Okinawa, Japan on a military base. I love all sports and out door activities! I played basketball and lacrosse as a kid and marched in my school's marching band. I play trumpet and mellophone. I want to learn how to parkour, snowboard, and play guitar. I am unsure about what career path I want to take, but I've considered Marine Biology and Physical Therapy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong Mormon family; so naturally, I was raised in the Mormon faith and relied on my parents testimonies of the church. As I got older, I began questioning certain values and concepts of the church, especially some of the rules and standards that we are asked to keep. Through the years of young adulthood, I've had several confirmations that the reason we are asked to keep such standards are purely for our own safety and benefit. The way I see it now, Heavenly Father knows what is best for us, in the same way that a mother or father knows what's best for a young child. The child may not see why he cannot play in the street, or why he can't go certain places at certain times, but the parents do. I've learned to realize that even though I am asked to do things that I don't always understand, I know that it is all a part of a bigger picture.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon has been good for me in several ways. I have had a chance to participate in the community, such as passing water out to marathon runners, participating in service to the Red Cross, and service to individuals. My religion has also helped me improve on my leadership skills. I've had the chance to plan youth activities, to be a camp director over large groups of kids, and lead classes in my church. Most importantly, my religion has helped shape my character into one that is not easily moved or corrupted. I've learned how to withstand the daily issues and temptations of being an ordinary teenager and avoid the consequences that so many teens must face from poor choices. I also have a rock solid knowledge of my Heavenly Father who loves me and wants me to be happy.