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Hi I'm Kylie

I grew up in Las Vegas. I love chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up just outside of Las Vegas and love being from the desert. I come from a big family--I'm the 7th of 8 children. I LOVE being an aunt to my 15 nieces and nephews. I went to college at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT where I earned a degree in Public Health. I love helping and empowering other people to become better. I really enjoy creating and fixing things. If I could, I would craft, build and bake things all day long. I also enjoy singing and reading. I currently work as a student and family advisor for an online school and in a few months will begin service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and was baptized a member of the church when I was 8 years old. I remember that day very clearly; I felt excited and peaceful. Although that was when I became a member of the church, my conversion and testimony has gradually grown over years of attending church, reading my scriptures, praying, asking, serving, and believing. I'm not a Mormon because my parents have told me to be. I'm not a Mormon because I was born into the church. I'm not a Mormon because my friends are Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the peace and the love that only the Savior of the world can offer. I'm a Mormon because I have asked my Heavenly Father in sincere prayer if the church was true and He has confirmed to me time and time again that it is. I'm a Mormon because I have come to realize that I am truly a daughter of God and that He loves me perfectly and infinitely. I'm a Mormon because I have made covenants to follow my Savior and I have seen the blessings that come from keeping my promises to the Lord. I have a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ has again been restored to the earth through a modern-day prophet. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that He died for all mankind. He died to redeem us from our sins and to break the bonds of death. By the power of His priesthood, we can be sealed with our families for all eternity. Because He suffered all things, He knows exactly how to comfort us and heal us from the wounds that seem impossible to heal. I know that faith in Christ can change lives. I know that living the way He would have us live will help us reach our true and divine potential in this life and in the life to come. I know my Savior lives. I know that He loves each of us with unchanging and unconditional love. I know these things because I have asked and have received abundantly. My testimony is burned so deeply into my heart. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my church meetings each Sunday. My favorite part of our Sunday service is being able to partake of the sacrament--a sacred ordinance where we remember Jesus Christ and His sacrifice He made for each of us. It gives me an opportunity to reflect on my week and think of ways to improve and become more like my Savior. I serve in my singles ward as the activities co-chair. I help plan activities for the members of our ward. These activities give the young single adults (age 18-31) opportunities to associate with other people of their faith in wholesome recreational events. I also have a calling as a visiting teacher where I have other sisters in my ward whom I visit each month. I will also have an opportunity to be a full-time representative for the Lord as I serve as a missionary in Mexico. I will serve for a period of 18 months. My purpose as a missionary will be to invite others to come unto Christ and receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ, His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. If I don't live my faith, it will be hard to teach others how to follow Christ. I live my faith by keeping the commandments and being obedient to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. I hope that my life and how I live it will help others to feel of God's love and to receive blessings by following Him.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes! Our official name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ's name is right there! Mormon is just a nickname that comes from a book of holy scripture we study alongside the bible. When I was baptized a member of the church, I made a covenant to follow Jesus Christ, to keep His commandments and to always remember Him. I follow Christ's teachings, I believe He is my Savior, and I know that He leads this Church through a modern-day prophet. I'm a Mormon and I'm a Christian! Show more Show less