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Hi I'm Kiersten

I am a convert of the church and was baptized in 2011. The gospel of Jesus Christ literally saved my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies include anything outdoor. I love hunting and fishing, snow boarding, ice skating, rock climbing, horseback riding...honestly anything outdoors! I am in school right now studying photography and am married to the man of my dreams :) We've been married 5 months this February 2014! 3 Another one of my hobbies is writing, I love writing stories and especially poems. My family back home are all still Baptist and it is really hard at times, but I love and respect them so much. Having the foundation of a Baptist background really helped guide me towards the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love how the Church is all about service. This is something that I have been taught to do since I could talk! I always drag my husband into whatever service opportunity I think of and the blessings are tremendous. We love serving others and hope to have many opportunities to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I gained a testimony that I knew it was true without a doubt. This gospel literally saved my life. A few months before I was baptized my father passed away and my world came crashing down. I was angry at God and didn't think He cared about me anymore. Why would He? He took away one of the most important person in my life. From there I went downhill. I started partying and doing many worldly things. I was very depressed and everyday I would wake up and be so angry that I was still alive. I would beg God to take my life. I ended up losing my apartment and my job and became homeless. One night I was at my lowest point just ready to end it all when a friend from high school texted me and asked if I wanted to go to church with him the next day. I was like, are you kidding? That's the last place I want to be. But for some reason, I felt like going. Maybe it was because it was something to do, I really don't know. But I went. I still remember the feeling of sitting in sacrament meeting, they were talking about the Restoration, and I got this warm feeling that washed over me and I felt like everything would be OK. I didn't know why I felt that because nothing for me was going OK. After church I bombarded my friend with questions. To my amazement he had answers for all of them and backed them up with scripture from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. My curiosity went through the roof! His family took me in and continued to teach me for the next month and a week before my baptism I met missionaries who reviewed everything with me to make sure I understood. My friend then baptized me in December of 2011. My life has never been the same. I am so happy and know that I am loved by our Heavenly Father. I have been blessed tremendously since I have been baptized and lived faithfully and obediently. This was the best choice I've ever made and I'm so grateful to those played a part in my life.

How I live my faith

I love visiting teaching my fellow sisters in my ward. I like being able to just go over to their homes and sit with them and talk about how they are doing and being able to serve them in anyway that I can. It really helps unite us together and helps us get to know each other. We all become such great friends and you can never have too many friends! I also love being able to serve my neighbors and being able to help them out when they need it. Serving my husband and helping him with things he needs help with or just being that ear to listen is another way that I serve the Lord and live my faith.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kiersten
Because our Heavenly Father has a body and wants us to be like Him, He needed us to gain a body and gain experience as He did, before we could return to live with Him. Knowing that there would be sin on the earth and that we would be captive in sin without a Savior, Heavenly Father needed someone to pay the ransom for all of His children. Jesus Christ volunteered to be the one to save us all from the bonds of sin. We all needed Jesus Christ to come and die for our sins so that we would be freed and be able to repent and turn away from our sins and return to our Heavenly Father as pure and clean beings. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kiersten
Family is so important to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that it is the central focus of the Church. Having a family is vital to the plan God has for all of us. Family helps us grow and progress towards exaltation. They help us become strong and to gain strong testimonies. Creating a family means bringing children into the world and caring and providing for them so that they have a change to grow and progress and gain testimonies and then one day marry and create their own eternal family. Family is an essential part of our progression here on earth. Show more Show less