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Hi I'm Kira

I'm an artist. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm an artist. I love to work with all kinds of material, mostly watercolor and/or pen or pencil. I have been commissioned to draw portraits of loved ones including pets. My father raised me to love the outdoors and to work hard. Because of this I love to go hiking, camping and bow hunting. I fish a little but worms are gross... so not too much fishing. I graduated high school in 2015 and am now getting ready to serve a full-time LDS mission in the Washington, Tacoma mission. I'm so pumped to go and serve the Lord and the wonderful people of Washington! I plan on attending college when I get home... not sure where I will be going to college, but there are lots of options! I do want to major in art and become a true professional and paint like the masters. I live with both of my parents and one sister. I am the oldest of the two of us, but people like to mistake my sister and I as twins. My mom is SUPER MOM! Not only is she raising two kids (three including my dad) but she also is going back to school to get her bachelor's through BYUI's online program! Both my parents served missions. My dad served in Detroit, Michigan and my mom served in Spain, broke her ankle, and was then reassigned to San Antonio, Texas. I love my family and I couldn't live without them in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me to be LDS, but there came a point in my life where I needed to know for myself if this was the right church; I know longer could rely on the testimony of my parents. The answer didn't come all at once, but it was a gradual growth. By continuing to pray, read scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon) attend church services and seminary, my faith and testimony grew. I saw and recognized the power of God work in my life. Small miracles that may have seemed insignificant to others, but was very important to me, happened. I was able to exercise the power of the atonement and repent for the things that I had done wrong and pray for the comfort of the Holy Ghost. I am a Mormon, because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that by the power of God, he restored the church and translated the Book of Mormon. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that he suffered for all mankind, died on the cross, and then rose again to stand as a witness of our everlasting life. Because of Him, we can live with our families forever in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

As a youth, I was very involved in church and in seminary. I served as president of my class for all three Young Women Classes. (Beehive, Mia Maid, and Laurel) During my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to serve on the Seminary Council. Basically what I did along with a handful of other students was plan assemblies, activities and service projects of the whole seminary school to participate in. I was also called to serve as the co-president on the youth committee for our church community/area/stake. Currently, I am serving as a Primary Sunday School Teacher. I teach eight adorable 6 year old's all about faith in Jesus Christ and in his Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, enduring to the end, and CTR (choosing the right). Those words may sound big to a six year old, but I'm telling you, they are so smart! They listen and truly want to know more about the gospel!

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kira
All women are like a flower in a field full of wild flowers. We were all created by our Heavenly Father; we are his daughters. Like flowers, we are all beautiful and unique with different talents and abilities. We all have the same purpose, and that is to come unto Christ and bloom in His gospel. To exercise faith and with-stand the harsh elements that consume our lives everyday. Mormon woman are just like all women around the world. We struggle just the same. I think the difference between Latter-day Saint women and the world is we understand who we are, where we came from, our purpose in life, and where we go after this life is done. That belief and knowing these things gives us a strength and a confidence to endure all the hardships that we have to face in this life. Yes, Mormons believe in equality between men and women. Man and Woman were meant to work together, side by side as equals. That doesn't mean we have the same roles. For example: In order for a building to be constructed, you need a head architect (the one who designs the building) and a contractor (the one who is in charge of the constructing of the building). You cannot have two architects and no contractor, because you wouldn't know how to construct the building, or vise versa. The roles for man and woman are explained in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," it's important to note that roles can be switched, what's important is that both persons have a role and that one does not overrule the other. Show more Show less