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Hi I'm Kayla

"I grew up in the United States. I am an athlete, artist and high school student. I'm a Mormon."

About Me

Throughout my life, I have had trials and experiences like any other person. I seem to be the average teenager, who hates homework and likes to hang with friends. However, the truth is I am not the average teen. Insecurities about ourselves get the best of us sometimes, and that has been my greatest issue. Feeling like I am worth nothing, overweight, and just wanting to crawl in a hole because the world would be better without me. This is simply not true! I fight these feelings by being surrounded by the things that give life meaning. Family, friends, and my hobbies. I am an avid runner, an artist, and singer. But the most important thing in my life is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The principles taught, and the family unity is what I know to be true and right.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't raised in the LDS Church. I chose to be a Mormon because I knew it to be true not just in my heart but in my soul. The deepest feelings of truth and hope didn't occur until nine years later. This past year has tested my faith more than at any other point in my life. Trials are a part of life, and sometimes they seem too great to overcome. However, putting my trust in my Savior I had never fully done. To put my situation in his hands, and letting him mold me to what he needs me to be is why I am a Mormon. To share what I know to be true. To testify that Christ is the way. That families can be together forever. I want so badly to have a forever family, and to bring others the same truths that bring joy to me is my purpose. I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I haven't always lived the way I am taught. I haven't made the right choices for myself. But mistakes are necessary in order to learn and progress. The turning point for me didn't occur for me until about two years ago. I moved to a new city, new ward and new school that provided so many opportunities. My step mom, who is an example in my life, sat down with me and told me: "Kayla, you can be whoever you want to be here. You can put your past behind you, and mold what you want to stand for. But, it's all up to you. Remember who you are, and be the example for someone else." Through this experience, I have been able to meet so many inspiring people, and I hope by sharing my testimony and standing for what I know to be true in my heart, to do what so many others have done for me. Inspire, teach, and stand. I am involved in the Young Women's program as the Laurel class President, and I sing in the ward choir. Being provided with opportunities to serve and sing had blessed my life in so many ways. It has lifted me out of negative thoughts, and has grown my testimony of my Savior.