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Hi I'm Kylee Dea

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I currently work as an accountant for a small corporation. I'm a Young Single Adult trying to navigate the dating world in a time ruled by technology & what seems to be an increase of social awkwardness. It's made particularly difficult by my location and a lack of potential suitors. I love to challenge myself to be a light unto others, and change their thinking about the status quo. I love to laugh, dance, sing, smile, and enjoy life, and I refuse to compromise my values and beliefs for anyone. I'm proud to be a Mormon, and I wouldn't have it any other way!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a fairly inactive Catholic. I attended church from time to time, but I never felt close to Heavenly Father or the Savior there. However, even as a child, I prayed all the time. As I got older, I got frustrated with the trials that I was given, and I drew away from the Lord. I started to question if He was even real - there was even a point where I identified as an "atheist." Even though I called myself that for a time, I knew in my heart that He was out there somewhere, because He had been there for me in the past, so I changed my label to "agnostic." I knew that wasn't the right place for me though, because I longed for a fellowship, a place to be among those who believed what I believed. When someone I was close to gave me a Book of Mormon, I was skeptical. I tried to read it for their sake, but it didn't seem like anything more than a story. Months went by, and the Book was forgotten. One day, I was struggling and looking for a release. I picked up the Book of Mormon and started again from the beginning. But this time was different. I read that book like it was the last book on earth - I KNEW it was true. I felt warm and happy as I read it, as the Spirit testified to me of the truthfulness of the words. During my first meeting with the missionaries, we set my baptism date. I had already read over half of the Book of Mormon, and had no doubt in my mind that I had found where I belonged. As I began to attend church, my love for Heavenly Father and the Savior increased, and I found myself growing closer to them and understanding what they wanted from me during my time here on this earth. At this point, I can't believe that there was ever a time that the church was not a part of my life - it's just so important to me.

How I live my faith

Being a convert, the only member in my family, and being in an area with such a small Mormon population can be difficult, but it's my life. The Lord has blessed me with a strong testimony that continues to grow each and every day as I turn to Him for guidance and strength. In a typical week, the only other members of the church I'm likely to interact with are when I'm actually at church, so it's all on me to try to keep the Spirit present wherever I go. It's definitely a challenge, but the Lord truly fills me with love and gives me more strength than I ever thought I could possess so that I can continue on His path for me and stay true to my faith.