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Hi I'm Kellie

I grew up in Idaho and Tennessee. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in Idaho until I was about 14. I then moved to Tennessee until I graduated from high school. I did a year of school at Brigham Young University and am now preparing to serve my mission in Vancouver Canada, speaking Spanish. I have played piano for around 13 years, and have been involved in school choir for the last 6. I love music and don't know what I would do without it. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, and just spending time in the beautiful world God has blessed me with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that were members of His church. I lived the Gospel, never questioning or doubting as to why I was doing it. I never thought I was dependent on my parents' testimonies rather than my own until I left for college. That is when I had to live the Gospel and keep my standards all on my own. There were many times of struggle and disappointment. I had friends that weren't making the best decisions and I seemed to go along with them simply because I saw them as my new family. I became dependent on them. It took me a long time to realize that I needed to make a change. I had sisters that told me that my friends were bringing me down; that I needed to stop hanging out with them. I simply ignored them, thinking that I new better. No one can be helped unless they want to be. I needed to make that change of heart on my own. After making that change, it hurt my heart to know how stubborn I was. It truly humbled me. I've never been one to ask for help, or want people to give me advice, but sometimes the Lord puts people in our paths that are there to help. We need to humble ourselves and realize that we cannot do this on our own. I'm a Mormon because I want to be. I'm a Mormon because being a Mormon is what gives my life a purpose. It makes me happy knowing that I can be with my family for the eternities; that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father again because of the sacrifice Christ made for me.

How I live my faith

While in my freshman year of college, I was called as a Sunday school teacher, a family history coordinator, and a primary pianist. I loved every single one of those callings; each taught me something new. I loved being involved in family history more than anything. One of my leaders told me that every one of my ancestors that I do temple work for will forever be watching over me. It's like I am seeking out my guardian angels. Doing this work opened my heart to a whole new spirit that I had never felt before. It completely changed my attitude and gave me a constant feeling of love and comfort.