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Hi I'm Kayli

I grew up in Idaho. I love music and play the violin in the symphony. I'm preparing to serve a full time mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a college student planning to major in elementary education with an emphasis in mathematics. I love music and volunteer my time to play the violin in the symphony. I've also played the piano for about 12 years. I love reading historical fiction, particularly books pertaining to church history. I love doing family history and finding unique stories about my ancestors. I am currently preparing to serve a full time mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always grown up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This doesn't mean though that I didn't have to find my own testimony. When I was in middle school, I went through a particularly rough time where I didn't know what I wanted to believe. I didn't have a testimony of the church. I came home one night and was very upset. I felt like I was alone and that no one was there for me. My mom came down to my room and talked with me. Somewhere in the conversation she asked me if I was reading the scriptures and saying my prayers. I admitted that I wasn't and I also admitted that I was unsure if the church was even true. My mom encouraged me to begin to again read the scriptures and say my prayers. I did just that, and was surprised to find that while I felt a little better I was still having a hard time. Over time though as I continued to read the scriptures and pray, I began to again feel the Holy Ghost testify to me that this was the true church. I look back at that time now and realize the valuable lessons I was being taught. One of those being that I had to work to gain a testimony. Once I realized that I was the only person holding myself back, I was able to again gain a testimony of the love my savior has for me. I know he is there. He knows what I went through and He knows how it feels. He loves me and everyone else more than anything. I am grateful that the savior died for me so that I might return and live with my Father in Heaven some day.

How I live my faith

I am currently an indexer and ward missionary in my ward. This means that I do family history work, particularly related to transferring information from older records onto the computer. I also work with the full time missionaries in finding people to teach and invite those who are not active in the church to participate in church activities. I love the gospel and I enjoy sharing it with my friends. All of my friends know that I am a Mormon and they know my standards.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

We don't fully understand the meaning of the Atonement. We do know, however, that Jesus Christ suffered for all or our sins in afflictions in the Garden of Gethsemane. This caused so much pain and agony that he bled from every pore. Later he hung on the cross and willingly died for us. Before we came to this Earth our Heavenly Father knew that we would need someone to suffer for our sins. He knew that we would not be perfect. Jesus Christ volunteered to be our Savior he volunteered to perform the Atonement for everyone. Because of the Savior's willingness to perform the atonement, we are able to return and live with our Father in Heaven again if we are willing to repent fully of our sins, keep the commandments, be baptized by one who has authority given to them from God, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to do all we can to become like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less