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Hi I'm Kelli

I grew up in Iowa. I helped start a music academy in Guyana, South America. I am a convert, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent college graduate with a degree in music education. I love to cook, craft, read, and spend time outdoors. I have had a love for music my whole life which put me on the journey to make music my career. I grew up in a small rural town and have always wanted to travel the world. That dream has finally started to come true as I start my career and I hope to travel more as the years go on. I am an only child and was "raised by the neighborhood."

Why I am a Mormon

I came to the LDS church as a senior in college. Throughout my college career I had really struggled with my faith. I had grown up in the Methodist church, went to two Lutheran colleges, and really did not know what I believed when it came to faith. I met a friend my senior year of college that I could talk to about anything. We had several talks about faith and at one point he said he had a book he would like me to read. He gave me a Book of Mormon and asked me to read it and pray about it. While I was reading it I got online to ask missionaries on mormon.org some questions. I also went to church that next Sunday with him and met with the missionaries of the ward. I was blessed to be working with two sets of missionaries as well as my friend while learning about the church. I read the Book of Mormon in about two weeks and prayed about it a lot. Every time I went to read I would pray first asking for my Heavenly Father to teach me something and tell me if the book was true. By the time I completed the book I knew that it was true and I felt the urge to go through all of the lessons and work towards my baptism. My life has been blessed beyond belief since I joined the church. I cannot imagine what my life would be like had I not accepted the challenge to read the Book of Mormon from my friend.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith so others can see what it means. Before I moved to South America I would chose the hymns for each church service and for the women's group meetings. Now in South America I play piano at every service. These are things that let me use my skills as a music educator to further my faith.