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Hi I'm Kaylin Jade Shelley

I have always lived in Utah. I will become a humanitarian someday through the medical field. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up Utah. I have 6 siblings; 5 of which I acquired in the last 6 years. I love learning! Because of this, I am going to college not only to get a degree but to learn new things about people, the world, and myself. I am aspiring to become a humanitarian and although I do not have much experience with what that looks like, I think I have been well on my way to finding that out. I do believe that serving as a missionary will help me see different perspectives and problems of the world so that later I will better know how to address. Furthermore, I plan to serve the world by going into the medical field. I would say that I am friendly and easy to get along with as long as you don't mind bursts of energy often accompanied by little dances or jigs. I have a pretty optimistic view on life and I love the gospel. It makes everything so much better!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church, nevertheless, I do have a conversion story. It is one thing to be told of a truth it is another thing completely to know for yourself of that truth. My conversion came through study, prayer, and acting upon the commandments and what I knew to be right. I continue to live the commandments because faith, if it has not works, is dead. In other words I cannot rely only on faith in order to get an A in a class. I have to work and do my part and have faith that God with bring all things to my remembrance that which I have studied. Thus faith and works go hand in hand. I have contributed to my salvation as much as I can by striving to do all that He has asked and suggested that I do. And I have had faith that Christ will make up the difference. My Savior, Jesus Christ, made all the difference. Nevertheless, he wants, and in fact expects, my best effort. What better repayment can I give to Him for his sacrifice than my whole effort. I am a Mormon because I have learned for myself of the truth. I have learned for myself of God's love for me and His great and marvelous plan for me and my posterity. I love God and my Savior Jesus Christ and I will praise them all the days through my works.

How I live my faith

I have done a lot of things to be involved in my faith. In my teenage years, I served my fellow young women's group as a leader in many different respects. I would often be involved in planning activities, checking up on them, being a friend, a good example or even encourage them. When I was 15 or so I was called as a Family History Consultant. In this calling I was able to first find out more about my own family history and perform the saving covenants and ordinances as a proxy in our Holy Temples. Then I was able to teach other people how to do their family history work and how to find joy in the journey as well. It was a wonderful calling filled with many wonderful temple trips and many wonderful stories from ancestors. For me, though, a lot of how I LIVE my faith is very personal. Because of the opportunity to receive personal revelation and guidance from my Father through the Holy Ghost, I have been able to better myself and my understanding of the gospel and of His truth. I have a testimony and many personal stories and witnesses of the truthfulness of the works, teachings, and doctrine of this the LDS Church. Many people have taught me the principles and ideas of the church. A lot of people believed contrary to that which I believe (everyone has that freedom and choice) and because of all the options and confusing ways of the world, I have been compelled to go to the very one who knows the truth. I have asked God of myself if these things are true. Yes, God is mindful of me and when I have sincere questions, he answers them. Sometimes I get answers through thoughts of my own or through other people or even through reading and studying the teaching of the prophets, whether in scripture or in modern works. Regardless of how and when I have received answers, I know that God has answered me, and I cannot deny it. Every fiber of my being tells me that this work is true and everlasting! How Great is the work of the Lord!