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Hi I'm Kyleigh

I have the best friends and family, I'm a tennis player, a rain-loving Oregonian, a daycare teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Oregon all my life, and love it here- even if it rains 10 months out of the year. I love my friends and family and am so thankful that I am promised eternity with my family through God's great plan of happiness. They get me through the hard times and help create all my best memories. I love sports, even if I'm not really coordinated. I finished my first semester at BYU-Idaho a few months ago and I hope to eventually work with children as an Occupational Therapist. I'm working at a daycare until I leave for a mission in New Mexico. I love all those kids and will miss them so much, but I am also extremely excited to do the Lord's work on my mission. God has blessed me so much.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been raised in this gospel, but the testimony of others is not enough to sustain a person long. Even as children, we were always taught that we should inquire of the Lord whether it is true or not. That is something I take to heart. I prayed often to know for myself and felt the comfort of the spirit testify that is true and that it was important for me to follow the commandments, but I think I wanted something bigger. I'm also a very unsure person. I can't make my mind up about what food I want for breakfast, much less decide if the church is true in one sitting. Luckily, God made this decision easy for me. The Holy Ghost testifies of the truthfulness of these things so strongly that I cannot deny them. Most people don't know this about me, but there was a time when I fell away from things of the church and chose to enjoy the things of the world more than those of God. I didn't do anything too crazy, I just slowly stopped all the little things that we Mormons do- scripture study, sincere prayer, sacrament, searching out uplifting things in general. As I began putting my heart back into things, I was able to feel the spirit again with a power so great, but so peaceful and still, that I can never deny it. I think I never really realized how powerful the spirit was in my everyday life, until I was without it. God blesses me so much when I follow his commandments, that I can feel his love for me and all the people around me; He gives me strength to serve wholeheartedly. I'm a Mormon because this gospel is true and brings a fullness of happiness in life.

How I live my faith

Imperfectly, but diligently. God knew when he gave us agency that we would make mistakes; this is why Christ's atonement is so necessary to me, because it allows me to pick myself up and try again. I work to remember that in the hard times. I strive to follow Christ's example and help others every chance I get, and I am humbled by the faith and wisdom of the 7 and 8 year olds I teach on Sunday's . . . also a little exhausted by their crazy amounts of energy, but it just makes me love them even more. I find peace in the scriptures and feel a power there and in baring my testimony that I cannot deny.