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Hi I'm Kayla

I grew up in Texas and Ohio. I'm a student. I love sports, music, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student studying to become an elementary school teacher. I love spending time with kids and my family. I am the oldest in my family. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I played tennis and basketball growing up. I love playing the piano and listening to music.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me closer to my Savior. Through this church, I have come to understand that my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ love me so much. I know that they are actively involved in my life and that they have a plan for me. Through this plan I can be sealed to my family for all time and eternity. I feel my Saviors love and can receive answers to prayers through the Holy Ghost. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I have participated greatly in the youth programs of the church, attending weekly and monthly activities. I visit and work with other girls my age. I try to live my faith by always abiding by the standards, even when it is not the popular thing to do. For example, I try to use clean language, dress modestly, and keep the sabbath day holy.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Kayla
As a Mormon, I believe that the family is eternal. When I am married, I can go to the temple and be sealed to my husband for eternity. I am sealed to my parents and brothers and sisters for forever. It brings me so much comfort to know that we are not just a unit for this life, but for the life to come. Because of this belief, we have very specific standards on what we believe marriage to be and why we believe it is between a man and a woman. I know that my marriage will be ordained of God and I am so happy I get to be with my family for eternity. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Kayla
By having faith in Christ, I have made the decision to commit to follow him. Christ said, "As I have loved you, love one another." We know that one of the biggest ways we can show Jesus Christ that we love him, is to love one another. By doing acts of service for my friends and for my family, I grow closer to my Savior, and therefore increase my love for my friends and family. My faith in Jesus Christ can also help me to overcome my imperfections when it comes to loving everyone. Jesus Christ loves everyone with a perfect love. As a natural man, I sometimes find it hard to love certain people. However, as I show my faith in Jesus Christ, He can share His love for those people with me. Through Him, I can feel a pure love for all those around me. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Kayla
As one of the millions of women involved in the Relief Society organization, I have felt its influence in my life. Though it is the largest women's organization in the world, it focuses on women individually as well as a whole. It gives women an opportunity to find great friendships and love for one another. It provides ways to serve and also to ask for service when needed. It teaches great lessons on personal growth and ways to strengthen home and family. The bond that I have felt in my Relief Society is truly a sisterhood that will never be broken. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Kayla
When I think of a cult, I think of a group of people blindly following a corrupt leader. For those who are unaware of mormonism and its teachings, they may consider Mormons to fall under this category. However, when one considers the caliber of the church's members, and the true leader of the church, these misbeliefs are quickly dispelled. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints encourages and values education. Many of its leaders and members have received higher education and continue a life full of learning. Members are not asked to blindly follow its teachings, but to pray and ask for themselves if what they are learning is true. It is then that members come to know through the Holy Ghost, that the church is true. This leads to the true leader of the church, Jesus Christ. The common leader that Latter-Day Saints attempt to follow is the Savior Jesus Christ himself. He stands at the head of the Church, and because of that, members can be assured that they will never be lead astray. Show more Show less