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Hi I'm Kaitlyn

I play the piano. I like working out and eating right. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have played the piano most of my life, and I taught my own students in high school. I was accepted to Brigham Young University where I am now studying Exercise and Wellness with a minor in Psychology. I still play the piano, but my career interest is in nutrition, exercise, and the human mind and body.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the gospel to parents that have very strong testimonies. They raised me with teachings of the church, but in recent years it has been up to me to decide what I believe and not rely on them anymore. I have learned for myself many precious truths and I believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This does not mean I do not have doubts. I question often, and questioning is good because it allows me to learn for myself why I have faith. Blind faith doesn't require effort and does not have deep roots. I use the brain God gave me to learn line upon line, precept upon precept (Isaiah 28:10). For this reason, I understand things both in my mind and in my heart.

How I live my faith

Last semester I was an FHE (Family Home Evening) "mom" in my YSA (Young Single Adult) Ward. I planned fun activities for us to do every Monday. Now I am a ward pianist, and I plan hymns for us to sing each week. It is one of my favorite ways to serve in the Church.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Kaitlyn
Yes Jesus Christ is the Son of God. It was necessary that He inherited god-like attributes from his Father, to be able to perform the Atonement. The Atonement makes it possible for all the people who ever lived on earth to be resurrected. That part of the Atonement is unconditional. The conditional part of the Atonement is that we have to repent to be saved from our sins. He will not save us in our sins--only from them on the condition of repentance. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Kaitlyn
Men hold offices, keys, power and authority of the priesthood. But women hold power and authority, although not offices or keys. All callings in the church, (like relief society) allow the called to hold authority (delegated to anyone with a calling, by one who holds keys) and power (available through righteousness) from God and work under the priesthood. Women in any calling are working with priesthood power and authority. President Joseph Fielding Smith said, "While the sisters have not been given the Priesthood, it has not been conferred upon them, that does not mean that the Lord has not given unto them authority...A person may have authority given to him, or a sister to her, to do certain things in the Church that are binding and absolutely necessary for our salvation, such as the work that our sisters do in the House of the Lord. They have authority given unto them to do some great and wonderful things, sacred unto the Lord, and binding just as thoroughly as are the blessings that are given by the men who hold the Priesthood." Sister missionaries also have authority. Dallin H. Oaks says, "When a woman--young or old--is set apart to preach the gospel as a full-time missionary she is given priesthood authority to perform a priesthood function." Men are not "the" priesthood; they hold it and so do women. Show more Show less