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Hi I'm Kelsey

I grew up in a Lutheran church. Then became a born again believer in high school. Now I'm a Mormon. It's been a wonderful journey.

About Me

God follower. Future teacher. People lover. Dog owner. Aspiring author. Showtunes singer. Wannabe superhero. Music addict. Movie junkie. Netflix binger. Travel dreamer. College goer. Adult student. List maker.

Why I am a Mormon

A year ago, I became roommates with a LDS member. Her parents housed missionaries. When we would visit, there would be church members and missionaries over for dinner & discussions. Eventually, I started asking questions. At first, it was merely curiosity. After being raised Lutheran, in high school, I became a born again Christian. I took my faith very seriously but also loved learning about other religions in general, especially branches of Christianity. I was skeptical. I didn’t judge or become antagonistic, I genuinely sought the truth from both people I spoke with & scripture. It wasn’t until months later than I finally started officially taking the discussions with the missionaries. Yet, I still had my reservations & old beliefs. Many questions scratched away at my brain. I thought the missionaries were going to tire of me. Finally, I was shown a talk from Elder Tad R. Callister titled “What Is the Blueprint of Christ’s Church?” The talk was incredibly convincing. Every single scripture reference was from the Bible. At the time, I was still struggling with the validity of the Book of Mormon. I would ask the missionaries to cite the Bible, instead of the Book of Mormon. As I discovered, this book that I held in such high regard, actually was proving the veracity of the Book of Mormon. How could I still believe the Bible, & ignore what was in it that I now knew of? And then, well, if I believed the Book of Mormon was true, well then, of course, everything else was true as well. That was key in helping me gain a knowledge of the truth of Joseph Smith, who I had been doubting since the beginning. I still have questions. There is so much I don’t know, & that is okay. Actually, it can be exciting. I didn’t become baptized because I had all the answers. I became baptized because I had faith. Because I wanted to know more. Because I wanted to join these amazing people that had become like a second family to me. Because I believe.

How I live my faith

I was only just recently baptized, and therefore I have not received any callings as of yet. I try to participate as much as possible in discussions and Sunday school. I am currently undergoing "recent convert lessons", so the missionaries are at my house at least once a week.