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Hi I'm Kelsey

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I'm a Freshman in college. I love life and spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my second semester of college as an Elementary Education major. I love sports, playing the piano, and hanging out with friends. I am the oldest of six children; My parents and my siblings are my best friends. I was called to the Taiwan Taipei Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon because my parents were already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I've grown older I made the choice of wanting to continue being a Mormon. There were many times in my life when I was faced with many trials and challenges and felt like I wanted to give up. This church was my strength in those times when I felt most weak and that the pressures of the world were weighing me down. In this world, it is so easy to fall into temptations such as drugs and alcohol that only bring people temporary happiness, but result in everlasting darkness. This church is a light through the darkness of the world and will bring happiness that lasts forever. It doesn't mean that life will always be easy, but I've learned that it does make it easier. It's hard to express all that there is to this church and the happiness and blessings that it does bring. I know that it is true and I wouldn't have it any other way than to be a member of it.

How I live my faith

My faith means everything to me. It doesn't mean only going to church every Sunday and only living my faith where people can see. It's living my faith every second of every minute of every day. When I was in high school everyone knew who "the Mormons" were. Knowing that people were watching our examples and actions made it easier for me to dress modestly, use appropriate language, and show my love and respect for others. But that didn't stop once I left the gates of my school. My parents taught my siblings and I the importance of family. At home we read the scriptures, said prayers, and had dinner together as a family. Every Monday night, we had Family Home Evening, which is where we would talk about different topics of the Church and how we want to change our lives to become better and serve others. When I was in college, I continued to do these things personally and with other college students and I continue to do these things now that I am on my mission. I live my faith by serving others and living by the things which I know to be true.