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Hi I'm Kelsey Leavitt

I grew up in Utah but I've lived all over the world. I love music and sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Kelsey! Here are some things about me. I love music of any kind. Music has had a huge influence on my life. I enjoy playing the piano, violin, and singing. In school I sang with the highest auditioned choir and the second highest auditioned choir and I loved it! I grew up playing all kinds of sports. Some include baseball/softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming. I swam on my school's varsity swim team. Because of my love for swimming, I work at a pool. I lifeguard, teach swimming lessons, and also coach the pool's swim team. I adore working with the kids to help them also love swimming as I do. I am currently preparing to serve a mission in Singapore. After my mission, I plan on attending college where I want to major in Sports Medicine. My hopes are to become an athletic trainer or a physical therapist specific to athletic injuries. I love to help people. I want to help them get better so that they can get back out there doing the things that they love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and was baptized when I was eight years old. Sometimes it's said that people who are raised this way don't ever develop their own testimony of the church but that they ride off of their parent's experiences. While I was young, I could say that this was for me too. But as I learned what the Gospel was really about by attending church, seminary, General Conference, and by sincerely searching my scriptures and praying for confirmation from the spirit, I began to develop my own testimony. Little by little, by showing just an article of faith, by only desiring to have what parents had, I've developed a testimony so strong that nothing that exists on this earth has the power to destroy it. It wasn't always easy to get to this point. There were moments that were so hard I didn't think I could continue on. I would think, "Why does this have to happen to me? I don't deserve this do I?" When I would put my trust in Jesus Christ and hold tight to all the things I had so fervently been taught and prayed for, the hard things were made easy. It still hurt, but it was easier. Sometimes I turned away and let myself get angry. I let myself be hurt. But I could feel the difference. I felt the difference between when I had my Savior's help and when I would put aside what I knew to be true. When I prayed for peace, it would come. When I ignored the help, my trials felt worse and longer. I can tell you that without my knowledge of the Gospel my life would have been much harder. Probably, my trials would have been the same, I would have had the same experiences, but with my knowledge of the truthfulness of this Gospel, I was strengthened and made better. I'm a Mormon because even though my faith started out small, when I would only trust in my Savior that things would be okay, they were and my faith would grow. I'm a Mormon because without this truthfulness, I wouldn't be a better version of myself. I am better, because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As I live my life, I try to live so that no matter who sees me, they will know my standards by just looking at me. I am the same person whether at church, at home, at school, or at somewhere simple like a grocery store. I was recently the Laurel president for the Young Women in my ward. We just had our Young Women's Camp where I was the Assistant Camp Director. I loved serving as the President as a fellow Young Woman. However, I loved even more getting to serve with the older leaders and learning from them how to be an example to the Young Women when I was Assistant Camp Director. At camp, I had many opportunities to share with the girls how I felt about the Gospel and how much I loved it. It was great practice because I am about to serve a mission. On my mission, I get to share with people I don't even know how much I love the Gospel. I am thrilled at the opportunity to show others what true happiness really looks like. Happiness doesn't come from money or popularity as is the typical belief. But true, overwhelming happiness and joy comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ as fully and as faithfully as we can. I know that to be true with every part of my being.