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Hi I'm Ali Kelley

I love to play sports and be outdoors. I love serving and being around people, especially children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and I will be leaving soon to serve a full time mission. In high school I played basketball and ran track for my school. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and through my experience of playing I have learned so much about myself and I have pushed myself more than I thought was ever possible. I love challenging myself mentally and physically. I believe that if you don't challenge yourself then you will not grow and become stronger. Pushing yourself allows you the opportunity to fall and then get back up so you can eventually reach your full potential. Life is hard but it is possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love it. It is a huge blessing in my life and I would be lost without the knowledge of the gospel. I know that when I am in need of help, I always have someone to turn to- my Savior Jesus Christ. He knows everything I am experiencing (good and bad) and he knows what will help me the most. It is not always what I want or think I need, but in the end it is always better than what I wanted or thought I needed. I know that Jesus Christ loves me even more than I can imagine or comprehend. And because of this love, he left his divine home in heaven to come to this sinful world and atone for me. He experienced every thing that I will ever go through so he can be my advocate when the day of judgment comes. If we repent then we can stand before the Lord with the Savior by our side and Jesus will be able to say that we are clean because we gave our sins to him and he took care of them. There is no greater act of love and sacrifice than that. I know he suffered for me and I know without a doubt that the Savior rose from the grave and he lives. Jesus Christ is real and he loves each one of us and knows us individually more than we know ourselves.

How I live my faith

When I turned 12 and started going to young womens, I tried to involve myself as much as possible. I went to as many youth night activities, girls camps, temple trips and any other activities as I could. As I surrounded myself in a good environment I gained a testimony of my own. The young women program changed my life. I served as the president of the Beehive, Mia maid and Laurel class. I was given many responsibilities such as planning and caring out activities, inviting others to come to church and simply being an example to others. The most important thing was to be a friend. Not just to those that were my age but to all the young women. Teenage years are extremely difficult and friends have the biggest impact on someone. Everyone needs a friend. They need to know and feel that they are important and loved. By being their friend you can not only have a friendship but you could be the person that lifts them up and helps them become rooted in the gospel for themselves.