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Hi I'm Kerrilyn

I go to school at USU to study Music Therapy, and am serving a mission at the Ohio Columbus area. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music has changed my life and I do my best to use my gifts to bless the lives of others. I am a sophomore at USU and study Music Therapy. I will use musical activities to address nonmusical needs by communicating, reaching out, developing creativity, building physical strength, guiding exploration, helping grief, developing coordination, and building relationships and learning to care about others. I love it. I play the violin, piano, guitar, and mostly I sing. After working at it a LONG time, and through lots of patient waiting, I have finally been called to serve an LDS mission in Columbus, Ohio! I will speak English and be a representative of Jesus Christ to teach those wanting to know the truth. I will leave behind my friends and family, schooling, books, hobbies, for 18 months. I am nervous and I see many shortcomings that I have. But I know that God has been preparing me, and will qualify me! I am SO excited and eager to see what is yet to come! I have had a history dealing with difficult depression, and have hit rock bottom a couple of times. I can gratefully and jubilantly say that I have successfully overcome it. It still can come in occasional waves, but I have learned how to cope and from my humility have received blessings from it. I am more sensitive to the needs of others and have a strong desire to help them. It is a blessing in disguise.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen for myself that this gospel is true. Though I was born into the church, I still had to find out the truth for myself. I, like all those who want to know if this church is true, have prayed to know that the Book of Mormon is true many times over my life. Sometimes it takes years to really understand. I have felt in my heart a pure and indescribable love and cannot deny that that book is true. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. And so I believe that the gospel and church he restored is true. I am a Mormon because I have felt the Lord's love as a member and it has surpassed any other moment of happiness I have felt in any other place in my life. It is the sweetest thing I have ever felt, and it has lit a fire inside of me and my heart has changed. I have been able to let go of guilt, sorrow, anger, depression, and truly live. It's the only thing that can pierce through the darkness. The world around me looks different and I can see the beauty and the hand of God in all things.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example to other people by being kind to everyone unconditionally. It's difficult sometimes, especially when it means sacrificing popularity or if I am hurt, but I try to remember my standards. I honor the Book of Mormon and faithfully read it every day to draw closer to Christ. He is the Savior of the world and loves me. He wants me to be with him someday. Although every day, even if I try to live a day flawlessly, I make many mistakes and often am disappointed. But I can end every day perfectly if I repent of my disobedience to God's commandments. I keep trying. I look at myself in the mirror and try to see myself through God's eyes and find hope and confidence. If you have sincere intentions and simple just try, small and simple things can change your life. I realized that because I have been given so much in my life, I had to give back. I want to invite as many people as I can to find the truth I have found. I believe that the worth of every person is great in the sight of God, because he loves them and have great light and potential. Sometimes I get to glimpse who people truly are and I know that we are children of God. So I will try to forget about myself and strive to reach out to others and try to be a missionary and give what seemingly little I can give.

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! We believe in the power of the atonement and that he is the Savior. A reason that several people get confused is that we do not believe in the trinity; Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, and the Holy Ghost are three separate persons. Show more Show less