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Hi I'm Kylie

I'm pretty normal. I love drawing, composing music, and reading the scriptures. And yes- I am a Mormon.

About Me

I basically spend most of my free time drawing/painting/writing/composing music- etc. I love creating stuff. I think it would be cool to write a novel or compose a song, but most of all, it would be cool to be a mom- just saying. I am preparing to serve (and by the time you read this, I probably am serving) in the Wisconsin Milwaukee mission. My sister Danielle is serving in the Canada Vancouver mission and I've got two totally fantastic parents who have raised me in the gospel. ...and that pretty much sums me up! ;)

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel is true. I have come to know it for myself, and it has changed my life. Back when I was younger, I didn't really know whether it was true- I just did what I was supposed to because my parents wanted me to. Well, that all began to change when I was a sophomore in high school. I wanted to know- not just "sort of believe." And so I started praying. I started reading the scriptures. And then I asked. I did the challenge that is stated in Moroni 10:4, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask‍ God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith‍ in Christ, he will manifest‍ the truth‍ of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I didn't get an immediate answer. I didn't see angels. But I kept trying, and after a year of searching, I found an answer. Yes. This gospel is true. And that answer still continues to grow. This gospel is perfect. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do love me, and They love you. If you have no idea where to turn, or you struggle to know this, turn to Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. They care about you so much- more than you can imagine. Being a Latter-Day Saint isn't easy, but it is worth it. It is beyond worth it. This gospel holds so many truths- it is one hundred-percent true. If you can't go on, pray. Study the scriptures. You will be lifted up. I promise. I know that this is the true church of Christ. He has organized on the Earth once again, and we are so blessed to have it. That is why I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try my best to include everyone in my circle of friends- it drives me crazy to see people alone. I go to Church every Sunday and all the other Church events throughout the week. I pay a full tithe. I dress modestly. I attend Institute (LDS classes held during the school year at college). Most of all, I try to live like my Savior. Why? Because I know what He has done for me, and I want to become the best I can be with His help. I also have a Heavenly Father who is willing to listen to me. I do my best to please them and to feel the presence of the Holy Ghost in my life.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kylie
We believe that there is life after death. Those who have passed away are still with us, not in a metaphorical sense, but in an actual, literal sense. They are literally still alive- they just don't have bodies at this time. That is the reason we perform baptisms for them, because without bodies, they can't become baptized, even if they have the desire. Once a deceased person's baptism has been completed, he or she may choose whether or not to be baptized- we never (and don't have the authority to) force baptism upon those who have passed away because our doctrine teaches that everyone has the right to choose freely for themselves. The same goes for other ordinances preformed in the temple for those who are deceased. By blessing people with the opportunity to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, living or not, families can become united as one. That is the whole purpose of this gospel- to live with our loved ones throughout the eternities. Show more Show less