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Hi I'm Kaycee

I grew up in Utah. I'm a Harry Potter nerd. I love ice cream. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, i'm Kaycee. I have never found my name on a keychain. I am the oldest of four kids, or in other words, i was the guinea-pig. I enjoy running, hiking, soccer, Lacrosse, and sports in general. I ran varsity for my school's cross country and track team. I just completed my freshman year of college and loved every second of it. I just got called to serve in the Atlanta, Georgia mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this religion. I had parents and relatives who were strong, active members of the church who raised me in the Mormon culture. As I got older and more independent, I realized the importance of not relying on my friends and families testimonies of this church to carry me through life. I wanted to know for myself if this church is true. I remember being about 16 years old and picking up my Book of Mormon and started to read. I made it a goal to read one chapter a day, and pretty soon, it became a habit. A little while later, I finished the Book of Mormon by myself. That day I went to a quiet place, knelt down and began to pray. I asked our Heavenly Father if the things I read in the book were true and if this church was the true church. I also asked if Joseph Smith was a true prophet and if he really translated the Book of Mormon. After I closed my prayer, I got this overwhelming feeling of peace, happiness and love. It was at that moment that I knew for myself that this church is the only true church on earth, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that my Heavenly Father and Savior love me. I know these things to be true.

How I live my faith

At college, I was able to receive my first calling in my young single adults ward. My calling was to plan family home evening activities for the youth in my ward. There were about eight of us working on this calling so I had the opportunity to get paired up with someone to help me plan an activity once a month. It was fun serving with this person and it was rewarding for the both of us to see our friends and other ward members having fun and feeling the spirit at the activity as they joined us for family home evening.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

good question, a lot of my non-member friends have asked me this same thing. My answer to you would be no, we do not worship Joseph Smith. we are grateful for him and for what he's done for our church, but he was just a man. Latter Day Saints worship Jesus Christ and God our Heavenly Father. God chose Joseph Smith to be the prophet for his time period. We just have to keep in mind that the prophet Joseph Smith alone didn't restore the church, our Heavenly Father is the one who restored the only true church to the earth, he did this through his messenger, the prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is faith?

To have faith is to believe that something is there or true and acting on that belief even though you can't see it. Growing up, my teachers have always compared faith to a seed, a simple, little seed. If you bought apple seeds at the store with the intent to plant it, you trust it's going to grow into an apple tree right? you don't know for a fact that the seed will grow into an apple tree but with the previous knowledge you were given, you trust that if you do your part, if you plant the seed, water it regularly, weed around it, and nurture it, the seed will grow. Show more Show less