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Hi I'm Kaila

I am a foodie and an RD to be. I love hiking and the desert. I am headed to Ohio to serve a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student studying dietetics. I love learning about they way our bodies use all of the nutrients in our food to keep us strong and healthy - all without our awareness! The complexity and brilliance of the human body strengthens my testimony that I was created by an all knowing, all powerful God. I love hiking and pretending that I can rock climb (I climb in the gym more often than I climb outdoors), and my favorite place to be is out on the red rock, in the springtime when the desert is alive. I love to read but I have been called a book snob because I am so choosy. I have a passion for beautiful language and engaging characters and if a book doesn't impress me, I won't finish it. I also love to cook and am always trying out new recipes on my roommates and family members. My family gets a little short with me when I use too many vegetables and not enough meat, but what can I say? I am a future dietitian! I am also in love with being part of a choir. I love being one of the many voices blending together into one, unified voice. I love being part of a song that cannot be sung by one person because it requires multiple harmonies. Something about the interdependence of choral music is so beautiful to me.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ, found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has blessed my life and given me so much happiness. As I live my faith, I see the hand of God supporting me and guiding me.Through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have learned that I am a child of God, that I can live with my family forever after I die, that I have a Savior who was willing to suffer unimaginable agony in order to save me from my shortcomings and give me eternal life. Because of my membership in the church I know that God has called a prophet in these days to help his children learn how to return to him. I have been taught how to pray to the creator of the world, who is also my father, for help and guidance. I love my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ; they have given me so many wonderful blessings and the gospel found in this church brings me closer to them. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently preparing to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints, and I am so excited! I will be away from home for 18 months, so I will have to put my studies on hold for a while. I also volunteer in the beautiful LDS temple, and when I get the chance I accompany hymns on the piano or organ during church meetings. Every Sunday I get to go to church and learn more about my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I also participate in institute at my University, which means I get to study religion alongside my academic pursuits. The spirit that I feel at institute helps to clear my mind so that I can focus more effectively on my chemistry, physiology, and other homework.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jesus Christ himself was baptized to show us that baptism is necessary for our salvation. Because not everyone has a chance to be baptized during his or her lifetime, and because God loves all of his children and desires for them to be able to return to him, baptisms can be performed by the living in behalf of the dead. Such baptisms are performed in the LDS temples. The deceased person for whom the baptism is being performed can choose whether or not to accept the ordinance performed in their name. Show more Show less