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Hi I'm Kayla

I grew up in Montana and Missouri. I want to be an international humanitarian development worker someday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing, dance (though not very well), and run. I also love to play soccer. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my beautiful baby niece, and watching Disney movies. I love finding reasons to smile and laugh and I don't hold either one of them back. I am very interested in learning new things, especially about geography and culture. I plan to attend college to major in international studies after I serve a wonderful mission in California.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this gospel is so beautiful and brings me so much joy. I have a bright hope for the future and have a greater knowledge about who I am. I know that I am a child of God and that He has a plan of happiness for each and every one of us to return back to live with Him with our families eternally. I know His plan is specifically designed to allow each of us to be happier than we ever thought possible. This gospel has allowed me to feel our Father in Heaven's and the Savior Jesus Christ's love for me and for others, which has brought me indescribable peace and happiness. As I deal with hard things in life, I know that I am never alone and that I am loved. I am so blessed to know that through following Jesus Christ, I can become the person that Heavenly Father knows I can become. I know that We are so important to our Father in Heaven and that He wants us to come back to Him. I know that He did not send us here on earth without any guidance, that He has called prophets to guide us in this day and age because He loves all His children just as much as He did in ancient times. I'm so grateful for the healing power of the Atonement and its power to change lives like it's changed mine and my family's life. I have been able to not only become a better person through the Atonement, but I have received comfort and strength in so many different ways. My father passed away when I was younger, and despite how hard it was, me and my family got through it because we knew that Jesus Christ knew and still knows EXACTLY how we feel. It is such a comfort and source of hope. His peace helps our burdens to be light. I know He sufferered more than anyone can ever comprehend because He wanted to help us and allow us the gift of living with our Father in Heaven again. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I am a teacher of a class of 3-4 year-olds every Sunday to help them learn more about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and how much they love them, how much much their family loves them and wants them to do good things, and then the world around them. Each day I try to do what my Heavenly Father wants me to do. I try to read and study my scriptures daily. I pray often and I try to strengthen my relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Mormons perform baptisms for the dead because the Savior's Atonement extends to and reaches everyone, even if they haven't had the chance to know about it until they have passed on. By doing baptisms for the dead, the people whose baptisms we are performing are able to have the choice to either accept or reject the ordinance with their free agency. The Savior's Atonement isn't just for the living, it's for the everyone, even those who are dead. His love and mercy reach far beyond death. He loves all of us and he died for ALL of us, and if we choose to follow Him, He has provided the way for all of us to come back to live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. Show more Show less