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Hi I'm Kiki

I grew up in the Midwest in a bilingual German/English home. I have a passion for teaching and caring for kids. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college grad who's been in the workforce a few years now. I consider myself a Midwesterner who's been living on the east coast for the past couple of years now. I love working with kids and teaching music and learning new things! Whether it's my latest hobby of learning how to cook or longer-term hobby learning about the gospel - I am determined at always asking questions! I used to think that when every single question I could think of was answered, then I'd be able to decide how to best live my life. Then I learned that it's just the most important questions that need answered first before moving forward - and answering the rest is just part of this life's journey. Through sincere prayer to my Savior Jesus Christ, the most important questions have been answered and will continue to be answered for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the LDS church 3 1/2 years ago and it was the best decision of my life. I had a seemingly endless supply of questions about who I was and what the purpose of this life is. Then, one summer, two big events took place, I moved to an apartment for the first time and landed into serious relationship for the first time. I was ready to take charge of my life. I intensified my quest for finding my true purpose and faith in Jesus Christ and came across the church through a couple friends. After accepting a couple invitations to young single adult church events, I ended up at a church meeting. I had this overwhelming feeling when I stepped in the door of the church building, that I had "come home" and that this was "family". Unsure of how to interpret these feelings, I managed to sit through the church services but was afraid to come back and confront those strong feelings again. I eventually did go to another church service and then another and came to realize why everything about that faith fit the holes that I had. I asked for my first Book of Mormon from the missionaries and accepted an invitation to have the missionaries teach me about that book. I had a million questions and the missionaries answered a startlingly long list of them. One thing that impressed me was how much the missionaries and Church members and leaders really cared. The missionaries always followed through on every question of mine and the ones they couldn't answer themselves, they found direction from God through Church leaders, members and prayer. One day, I realized I wouldn't run out of questions and decided to be baptized so that I could have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost with me to help me learn and discern lessons from life. The rest is history in the making.

How I live my faith

I believe that most of the time, it's doing the small acts of kindness in life that bring about the greatest satisfaction of living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether it's helping a family member sort out life issues, giving encouragement to a roommate, supporting a friend at work who needs monetary funds for a financial emergency, accompanying a youth church member with special needs in her Sunday school classes, or giving a homeless person on the street that extra blanket he really needs - I make it my mission to do my best to let them know that someone cares for them and wants the best for them. Then, through prayer, scripture study and participation in church activities, I thank Heavenly Father for doing His small acts of kindness in my own life.