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Hi I'm Kailee Ganir

I grew up in Idaho and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Idaho has been a blast! Most of my friends think my house is pretty crazy and I don't blame them-- we have a family of nine children, and each of us have different personalities and interests. I love science and am currently getting my Bachelor's in Biomedicine at Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

Why I am a Mormon

a short story about my family: The sun dries the droplets of icy lake water off my skin quicker than I can say “dang mosquito.” Each time the sun sparkles onto the lake it is like a surge of laughter, making the blue water brighter and brighter. We are in canoes, on the edge of the shore, or exploring the trees around our primitive cabin looking for cougar prints. Over thirty family members came this year, and we are probably going to roast over a hundred marshmallows tonight. But at this moment, all eyes are on my younger sister. Some watch from the shoreline and back porch, and I watch with cousins on the boat, laughing and joking that she is about to drink the lake. She shivers as she fumbles with the water skis and big lifejacket, but family members are shouting her name and giving her advice. This is like a rite of passage--learning to water ski-- and the air is jolted with excitement. As the speed of the boat yanks her out of the water, nothing escapes my eyes. Aunts, uncles, grandma and grandpa-- it’s almost like I can see their hearts. We are part of a greater whole, cheering and glowing with pride. This moment in the sun, the primordial peace inside me awakens and my eyes water. The rhythm of life had to be broken and I had to see in clarity. The word “family” is not just a word, it has profound meaning. During that moment on the boat, I felt and knew in my heart that families could be together forever. I still remember those feelings in my heart of peace and joy, and I know that those feelings were a precious gift from God. As I think about how much I love my family, I cannot imagine being apart from them. As I come to learn more about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and do my best to remember them, I cannot imagine myself being apart from them. Even though men are fallen, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can conquer physical death and see our Heavenly Father again. And most importantly, through grace we can repent of my sins.

How I live my faith

Every time I serve people, whether through singing a song, baking cookies, pulling weeds, or just taking time to listen to them, my faith is strengthened and my love for God and His Children is increased. As we serve each other, we become more and more like Jesus Christ and we experience true happiness.