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Hi I'm Kelsie

I have 3 children. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mother of 3 wonderful children. I love to bake and find joy in making different recipes and decorating cakes. My family and I love to do things outdoors such as traveling, kayaking, 4-wheeling, camping, hiking, etc. We have an annual camping trip and try to get in more during the summer. I spend most of my summer outdoors walking or taking care of the yard with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Latter Day Saints and was baptized at 8 years old. I have since then chosen to follow the teachings of the church and was married in the Salt Lake City temple 10 years ago. I now teach my children to follow these teachings and I continue to follow them myself. I am not saying I don't make mistakes or that it is easy to continually do everything right, but I (like everyone) try to do a little better every day. You might say it would be easier to leave the church, but I find true happiness and joy staying close to the church and living the gospel teachings as they have been taught. I find great comfort knowing I am choosing the right and that I can be forgiven of any sin that I do commit. I love my Heavenly Father and I know that Christ lives and guides us on the earth today through the Holy Ghost. I have had that manifested in my life several times. I know I am watched over and cared for. I never feel alone and I know that my Father in Heaven is never far away. I can pray any time continually and he will hear me. I know these things to be true. In this church we believe in eternal families and I know I will be with my family for eternity because I have remained in the gospel and because I strive each day to make the right choices and to remain worthy of all that I have been blessed with. I am a daughter of God and I know he loves me and that he will always be there to help guide me and to forgive my wrong doings. He lives. These things are true.

How I live my faith

At church I teach the 8-9 year old primary class. I also do visiting teaching and make up the program for sacrament meetings. I also do weekly playgroups with my neighborhood. I make an extra effort to get to know those who are moving in or who I haven't met before. I spend a lot of time trying to find ways to serve others in my community. I get a great satisfaction being able to help others. For example, I took my neighbor some chocolate and talked with her for a while when she was having a hard day.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kelsie
Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2). Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family. (See: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”) Show more Show less