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Hi I'm Kayla

I moved to Utah when I was four. I graduated highschool in 2015. I love getting to know people and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

While I may not be the most coordinated person on the block, I sure do love life. In highschool, I really enjoyed getting involved with the other students and teachers. I loved tennis, doing service with the Honors Society, being part of the Band/Pep Band where I met some of the best people I will ever know and made some of the best friends I have. Music really had an impact in my life and is now one of my college majors while the other is Elementary Education. I love working with kids and hope to use my music to help them love learning. I love reading, studying scriptures, playing my guitar/ukulele/piano and occasionally like to sing along. Seminary and Institute have always been a part of my life and I learn so much from great teachers and fellow students. I also love hanging with my family, watching way too much Disney to be considered sane, and could kill for jellybeans and a walk in the park any time. I have a minor obsession with rain and love taking hikes around town. But, not only do I love life, I find that I love people I meet also. Once I'm your friend, I'm a friend for life. I know I'm nowhere near perfect, but I know that everyone out there has good in them, that we are all awesome. I don't care who you are, where you want to go, or where you came from, I know you are good and that you have something that everyone wishes they had.

Why I am a Mormon

So, why am I a Mormon? Well, that can be explained through a series of events in my life. Growing up, I didn't have many friends and nobody really cared to know the real me instead of the rumors at school. Then at the peak of middle school, I changed wards, and eventually changed schools. I found myself so afraid of these new people and figured they would be the same as those before. I had no trust in anyone and my parents had me going to church that I didn't focus on because of all the worry I had from trying to prove others wrong. One day after my new school, I came home and found myself feeling alone. I fell to my knees and thought back to all the things that I had learned at church about how God does care for me and how He knows us and I knew that if I asked if He was there and know that at least someone out there cared, I'd be alright. So I asked my question and became surrounded by enlightenment and love. Can you imagine with me for a moment jumping from despair to love in a matter of seconds? With no one else home, it can be pretty surprising. He, Heavenly Father, found me and pulled me into His reassurance when I had asked for it. Imagine the surprise my mom had when she came home and actually had found me smiling and doing the dishes on my own! From that moment, I knew there was a Father in Heaven that loved me and wanted me to be happy. He is my Father and I His daughter. As I studied and went to church for me, I learned for myself that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is so much more than a title. It is the truth and history of our legacy. It is the purpose and motivation that we have to keep going and where we want to go. It is the reason we feel loved and know who God is to us. We love our gospel so much that we have to share it, which is probably why some of you have met so many "happy" Mormons. We have just found such joy in the our church that we want everyone else to have joy as well.

How I live my faith

Since music plays such a role in my life, I've helped play the piano as others of my faith sing in our church meetings. For almost two years in highschool, I helped organize service and activities for other youth around in the community to bring them closer to each other and the community. Many of those activities included dances, making sand bags for flood prevention, weeding and caring for the yards of elderly, looking at family history and our ancestors legacies, and many canned food drives. I love service and helping others to move from homes to their new homes, if the new homes are near town. And, although much of my service was spent in my church, I was also apart of a service group for the community. We did car washes, refurbished the Children's Justice Center, painted fences at parks, and volunteered for many of our city's festivals in the summer time. For three years in a row, I participated in a community theater for summer shows, dinner and a show fundraiser's, and halloween saftey plays that helped children to know to be safe while trick or treating. The Special Olympics was also something I got the opportunity to volunteer at and work with some amazing kids and people. My parents have always taught me that people are worth everything we can give them and shown me what service can acheive for them. I love helping others and giving time to them.