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Hi I'm Kiera

I'm a six-foot tall redhead. I play the French horn. Soon-to-be missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music! I play the French horn and trumpet, and I sing alto. It's my dream to be in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or the Orchestra on Temple Square. I love history! I'm obsessed with the 1940s, big band swing music, and all things vintage. I love ballroom dance, acting in plays, and all things performing arts. I've spent the last year as a young single adult at college, but now I'm headed on a mission to Detroit, Michigan.

Why I am a Mormon

My story is nothing too exciting: I grew up in the church. I don't remember a moment in my life when I decided the gospel was true and that I was going to live it, but rather it was through life experiences, practice, and tough trials that I decided I needed the gospel in my life. Conversion, for me, has been a process. It's been a lot of late nights reading the scriptures, even though I had tons of homework. It's been struggles with bullies and high school self-esteem. It's been praying to know the Book of Mormon is true, and not getting an "ah ha" moment, but rather "you know it is." It's been pleading with Heavenly Father to let me feel comfort in the middle of my hardest trials. It's been praying for a miracle, and receiving it in an unexpected way. My faith in this gospel and my Father in Heaven have grown slowly, little by little, the older I get. I've been so incredibly blesses to grow up with the gospel, and I would not be who I am today without it.

How I live my faith

My wards have been wonderful! I had a great ward growing up, and I was blessed with great young women's leaders and lots of friends, so activities were a blast and church meetings were always uplifting. I often had callings in a class presidency, but whether I did or not didn't really make a difference, because we were always a big family, and were always looking out for each other. When I went to college, I was worried I'd miss my home ward. And I did, but my college ward was just as wonderful. It was full of friends, and my bishops and their counselors were some of the best people I've ever met. I got called to be a ward missionary towards the end of the school year, and I never actually got to do anything in that calling. But Heavenly Father knows us, and He knew I needed that calling. Sometimes it's not about what you do; it's your willingness to serve. I feel like living our faith is so much more than fulfilling callings, however. I've never had an important calling, and I've never been able to do much, but the way I live my faith is by living it every day. I see so many people who are Sunday-only Mormons, but I try live my faith every day, even when nobody will see and when I will get no recognition for it. That, to me, is really living my faith.