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Hi I'm Kalli

I grew up in Switzerland. I love traveling and learning about different cultures. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a habit of trying a lot of new things and then not sticking with it long enough to master it. So I'm one of those people that's decent at a lot of things, but not great at much. Hobbies I rotate through often are reading, playing the piano, swimming, basketball, soccer, river rafting, camping, hiking, knitting, cooking and sewing. I always love to travel, but I'm not rich so I can't make it one of those things I do all the time. Places I've been include France, Greece, Norway, Hungary, Croatia, The Netherlands, Portugal, and a few more. Right now I'm going to college and I'm planning on becoming an occupational therapist, which is like a physical therapist, but different (I might have well just said it's like being a movie director, but different. Good job, Kalli!) I'm the oldest of 6 kids (4 girls, 2 boys), and I love spending time with them! One of my favorite things we do is dance - the weirder you look, the better! It's so much fun

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and have been raised by faithful parents. I grew up loving the Gospel, and I've always had a testimony that it was true. I have never doubted that. I have, however, been spiritually inactive for brief periods of times, meaning that to others I was active, because I would go to church and participate, but I wasn't really following some of the basic teachings of the church, such as personal prayer and scripture study. I hadn't realized until just recently how important both of those are. When I diligently study in my scriptures (both my Bible and the Book of Mormon), and when I regularly pray to my Father in Heaven, I am honestly much happier than when I don't do these things, which at times really don't seem like a big deal. I don't get as irritated or angry, I don't get offended as often, I am much more optimistic, I see the good in hard situations, and I am in a much better position to help others I love. This Gospel is so important to me, I wish more people would hear about it and give it a place in their lives. I know that Jesus Christ gave his life for us, so that we could return to live with our Father in Heaven, who is God, after this life. This means that help has already been given us, all we need to do is accept it. I am so grateful for this, and for the knowledge I have that this is true. Christ's Gospel is nothing but great news, there's nothing secretive or negative about it. It is uplifting, encouraging, meaningful, simple, eternal, and hopeful. I thank God every day for allowing me to have been born into His church.

How I live my faith

In the past, I've been in charge of teenage girls my same age. Pretty much, I just made sure that everyone felt welcome and I did my best to be a support to them. I was also an interpreter in the Primary in Switzerland, which is the class for kids in our church. I would interpret from German and Swiss German into English every Sunday, and sometimes I was asked to teach the English speaking kids on my own. I also taught adults aged 18 to 30 for a year. I will soon be serving as a full-time LDS Missionary, which I am really excited about. This Gospel brings so much joy to my life, I want to share it with as many as will listen to me. Being a full-time missionary is the best way to do that, since that will be my only focus for a year an a half, with no (or minimal) distractions.