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Hi I'm Kelsy

I grew up in Idaho. I'm a Wildlife Science major. I love reading, hiking, and anything outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a sophomore in college. I love love love being outdoors and exploring nature. Hiking is my favorite thing to do outdoors. I'm a textbook bookworm; I love reading. I am a Potterhead. Someday I hope to travel the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. When I became a teenager, I decided to stop coming to church. Then several years later, a classmate invited me to come to a missionary preparation class. The first time I attended the class with him, I felt this amazing spirit in the room. I could tell in that moment that I hadn't been happy those last couple years. I started going to church again. I felt honestly happy when I was there and read the Book of Mormon. I have never read something so true before! I prayed after I had finished reading it to know if this is what God wanted for me and an amazing feeling of love came over me. I knew that this was the true church. I love being a Mormon because my church feels like a second family. I love how everybody honestly cares about and serves one another! I know this church is true and that when we are in the service of our fellow man then we are in the service of our God. I know that through the Atonement we can be forgiven of all our sins and become like Jesus. I am so thankful for our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who receives revelation directly from God. I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father who loves me and that we are all brothers and sisters on this earth. I know that He has a plan for us in our lives and that there is a purpose for this life. Being a member of this church has truly changed my life and made me a better, more happy, person!

How I live my faith

In my church, I am a teacher. I teach Sunday School classes every couple weeks and substitute teach classes for kids under age 12. I love being able to share what I know about the gospel with people! In less than a month I will be serving a full-time mission and will be able to teach many more people about His amazing word!

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that baptism is a sacred ordinance that everybody needs to continue on to Heaven. When Jesus Christ was on the earth, he taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on the earth. However, many people die before they can be baptized or were baptized without proper authority. We can preform baptisms for the dead, by proxy, in the temple. These individuals in the next life can choose to accept or decline what has been done in their behalf. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith restored the gospel on the earth in our days. When he was 14, he fervently prayed to God that he might know which church was the true church. In answer to his prayed, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him in his First Vision. At age 17, he was visited by heavenly messengers who prepared him for his role in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a prophet and received revelation from God. He translated the Book of Mormon from the gold plates. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

The money that we pay for tithing, which is one tenth of our income, funds the church. It is used for constructing church buildings, chapels, and temples, funding the missionary program, operating funds, temple work, family history, and many other important Church functions, as well as education. We believe that if we pay our tithing, we can receive many blessings in return. Show more Show less