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Hi I'm Kayla Hesen

I grew up in California. My favorite places in the world include the beach and Disneyland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for the church in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. And I could not be loving it more! I am currently serving in Southern Pines and have loved meeting the people that live here. I love sharing my testimony about Jesus Christ with others. That is why I am serving a mission today! There is nothing that brings me greater joy than getting to share with the world, especially those in NC, that Christ lives, and that He loves us! He has paved the way for us to return to live with Him. With Christ all things are possible. He is on our side every step of the way! When life gets hard, we just need to turn to Him, and he will lead us through. Christ is not just the light that is at the end of the tunnel, but the light that helps us get through the tunnel! I love my Savior so much and am so grateful for the opportunity that I have to show His love to others! Before I left on my mission, I was attending Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I), and plan to resume my education, when my mission is over. At BYU-I, I was studying elementary education. I love children and want to work with them in any way that I can. Originally I am from California, and am a California girl all the way. Some of my favorite places include, but are not limited to; the beach, Disneyland, and the Los Angles Temple! I love my family so much and enjoy spending all my time with them, especially at these places listed above. I love to laugh and I love life. And I couldn't be happier!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is True. I have grown up in the church and learned about it my whole life, and as a teenager I had serious doubt. I questioned why I was going to church and why I was reading scripture. I doubted that God knew who I was and I doubted that he was listening when I prayed. And then one day I went to a meeting that changed my life. The Speaker at the meeting was an older gentlemen and I thought I would get a nice nap. But this Speaker had a different agenda. He started out by asking everyone at the meeting to pray to God and ask two questions. "Are you there?" and "Do you know me". I have never felt Gods love more than I did at the moment. Because I decided to pray and ask I knew and Know that God lives. He loves me and everybody else who has been, will be or is on this earth. He is aware of our struggles, He is aware of our triumphs, He is aware of us. I know with a surety that God is real and He want nothing more but for all of us to return to Him and live with Him again. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints is the one and only true church on the earth today. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every day I strive to live as The Savior would. I live my faith by not being ashamed that I am a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This Gospel and Church mean so much to me that everyday I strive to show my Father in Heaven how grateful I am for the opportunities and blessings that are given to me.