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Hi I'm Kayla Squire

I love music and am an aspiring music education major. I love spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and am currently in my second year of college at BYU. I hope to be a music education major. I love to sing and play piano. I am an avid reader and love reading all kinds of books whenever I get the chance. My favorite color is yellow. I have an older brother and sister and a younger sister. I love spending any time with them that I can. I am in an a capella group on campus and am in women's chorus on campus which are both a blast! I also love finding ways to serve people as much as I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Savior and this gospel and it brings me so much peace and joy as I live it. I was born into this church and baptized when I was 8. My parents raised me well teaching me the principles of the gospel and I have come to know for myself that this gospel is true as I've lived it and prayed about it. This gospel gives such a focus and direction in life that I would be lost without. It gives me such a clear perspective and purpose in my life that I am so grateful for. It just makes so much sense to me, and I have seen the difference it can make in people's lives. I have learned how to rely on the Savior especially with all the challenges of college life. I know my faith has strengthened me through these challenges. I am so grateful for this gospel. It brings so much joy and light. I know Heavenly Father loves me and loves all His children and living this gospel will allow me to return to live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ every day. Knowing the gospel of Jesus Christ makes we want to try and be better every day and live up to the standards Heavenly Father has for me. I have a lot to learn, but I know I am blessed as I follow Christ's example and growing closer and closer to the person he knows I can be. I go to church every Sunday. In my ward I am on the social committee. My ward is a young single adult ward. Most of us are students and we're all around the same age. As part of the social committee we get to plan and organize activities for the ward, which is a ton of fun. I also live my faith by studying the scriptures and praying. I also try to serve and help others as much as I can. I have also chosen to live my faith by serving a full time mission for the Lord for 18 months, which I cannot wait for!

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kayla Squire
Yes! I know there is a living prophet on the earth today. In every age God has called prophets to lead his people. It is such a comfort to me to know that there is a prophet on the earth today who knows all of the challenges we face in today's world and can give us very real direction for right now. God loves all of his children today just as much as he loved them in ancient times and speaks through his prophet today just as he did then. Every 6 months we have the opportunity to hear from our church leaders at general conference. I am so grateful for the opportunity to hear their words, and I know I am blessed as I follow their counsel. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Kayla Squire
A ward is our local congregation. They are organized geographically and can I like to think of it like a school district. Just like a group of schools make up a school district, a group of wards make up our stake. The leader of our stake is our stake president, and the leader of our ward is our bishop. They are volunteer members who are called and have stewardship over the stake and ward respectively. Members attend the congregation closest to their home. A branch is similar to a ward, just smaller. No matter where you go, the teachings are all the same, and the teaching material is all the same. Being a part of a ward gives us a chance to grow and learn together, gain friendships, and build a strong community and serve each other. Show more Show less