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Hi I'm Kelsey

I am a daughter, older sister, university student, and a lover of stories, words, and all things beautiful - and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a very prominent affinity for words. They show us so much about stories, wisdom, and feeling. I love reading about the journeys of others, fictional or fact. I express myself best in writing. From a simple thought-blog to the poems I write every couple of months, I use my words to think through and process my life as I go through my own journeys and adventures. In high school, I participated in choir and in the marching band's color-guard. I'm so grateful for both of those experiences, because they taught me how to be truly passionate about the things I love. They also taught me confidence in myself as I try to show people exactly what I love about the things I do. I may not be the most graceful of people, but being with those groups helped me connect music and movement to my very soul as I leap, skip, and sometimes tumble through the "sets" in my life - always ending every one with a smile on my face, because I can be proud of my efforts. My absolute favorite thing to do is LEARN. I'm ecstatic when I discover something about myself, because the more I understand about my own personality, the better I can live my life as well as reach out to others. I am a believer that each person I meet has a vital place in the plot of my story, that everyone HAS a story to share, and that we can all learn so much from each other if we simply take the time to listen.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. The doctrines taught both in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon have brought so much joy to my life as I study and live them to the best of my abilities. This gospel is really all about learning and coming closer to Christ. My parents are Mormon, and I grew up in this Church, but I STAY because I love the feeling I have when I know I am living in a way that invites the Spirit of God into my life. Through that Spirit, Heavenly Father guides me as I make life's tough decisions, comforts me when I feel everything is falling apart, and warms me with feelings of praise when He is proud of me. I could not live without His love and support as I go through the ups and downs of life. Another reason I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is because of the happiness I see it bring to others. I love to see and hear about how Christ has blessed the lives of people around me, and there is so much of that in this Church. We have members from many different walks of life, and we all have something to share with each other - which can be done here in an environment that I have found to be nothing short of comfortable and inviting. I've made so many friends here, friends who I love dearly and who have truly influenced me for good and helped me grow, and I know I'll only continue to do so!

How I live my faith

I live what I believe both through my contributions to others and to my own growth. I've made it a goal to start every day studying my scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father, asking for His support and guidance as I go throughout my day. I read the words of modern Prophets and Apostles so I can keep the Spirit of God with me as I go forth to make the best of my own experiences, as well as benefit the lives of others in any way I can. One of the ways I strive to benefit the lives of others is by my participation in various groups in the organization of the Church - these areas of participation are called "callings." All women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have one calling in common - something we call Visiting Teaching. In Visiting Teaching, women are assigned in pairs to keep an eye out for two or three other LDS women in their area, as well as go to their home and share gospel insights with them at least once a month. This aspect of the Church is one of my favorite things we do, because I've met so many amazing women who have taught me volumes.