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Hi I'm Kelsey Davis

I grew up in Colorado. I love to read and to write blogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Kelsey. I was born and raised in the best state, Colorado. Though a native, I've never been skiing or snowboarding, but I do love snow. I am the oldest of four children, and I take that role in life very seriously! My siblings are my best friends and I am so glad I have them in my life. My favorite thing to do is to read a new book! I love to write and blog a lot about everything that happens to me. I just graduated from BYU with a BA in English. I am currently teaching reading skills with a summer program and I love it because I am so passionate about reading. I am also going on my mission in September to the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission. I cannot wait to serve the people there and grow in the gospel. After my mission, I will start at Georgetown, working toward an MA in International Conflict Resolution.

Why I am a Mormon

How does one sum up such an important question? Especially when being a Mormon effects everything I do in the most positive way possible. Though it's hard, I will try to explain why I choose each and every day to be a Mormon. The most important reason is because I have a clear testimony of the Savior's atonement and, by extension, his eternal love for me. Joseph Smith once said, "We glory in tribulation because we know that God is with us. That He is our friend and that He will save our souls." I have always love the idea of Christ being my Friend and it has become the rock of my testimony. During my darkest times, especially during my parent's divorce, the only person I could trust to talk to about everything was Christ. Because he knew me perfectly, he knew how to comfort my perfectly and he understand, on a personal level, exactly how I felt. I think that is the most reassuring think about being a Mormon- knowing you're not alone and that a perfect Being understands your individual circumstances. God knows and loves me and you with a immense, deeply personal love. He loves me even when I do not love myself, and that is why I am a Mormon. The world is too hard of a place to not have some be there for you every step of the way. Thanks to the individual and infinite atonement, I will always have the reassurance that someone will be there for me, through thick and thin. Like it says in Romans 8:31, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" I am also a Mormon because of the Book of Mormon. As an avid reader, I have read many 'classics' in my lifetime. However, the only book that has truly changed me for the better is the Book of Mormon. I love its simplicity and the stories of people, though in the past, who have the same trials and problems we experience in today's modern world. It is great to see the faith of others in their trials and how they overcame them through the power of the atonement. No other book has changed my perspective on life more than this book.

How I live my faith

I love being a Mormon and I love actively participating in everything the church offers. The first is through my callings. I have served on several activities committees, planning them for single adults in Provo in my BYU ward. I have also served as a ward missionary which involved passing out church magazines and visiting with members who had not been to church in awhile. Most recently, I was in charge of our bulletin for our meetings, which I loved because I got to choose the quote and picture. It was encouraging to read through so many of the wonderful things latter-day prophets have taught us. Ever since my experience in DC, with having visiting teachers I became friends with, I also spend some of my time each month visiting different women in my ward and checking in with them. This is one of the things I love most about my church, the direct kinship and love I feel for my fellow ward members.