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Hi I'm Kaiya Ingram

I was born and raised in Utah. I love writing, eating, and trying new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school with a diploma as well as an Associate degree. I love writing, skiing, soccer, food, and playing games with my family and friends. I absolutely love trying new things - food or activity. I am the oldest of five children. I hope one day to be an author and mother. In December of 2017, I am leaving to serve a mission in the Philippines and couldn't be more excited.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my entire life. However, I was just recently re-converted the gospel that I love so dearly. For a few months, I stopped reading my scriptures, stopped praying as much as I used to, and started hanging around friends that were not a good influence on me. Then one day I realized just how much joy I had lost in my life. For those months I had thought I was happy, but when I really looked back on it, I realized that I was really quite miserable at the end of the day. So I started to turn my life back around. With the help of my parents, friends, and church leaders I was able to get my life back on the road that I felt best on. Whenever I follow the church's guidelines and commandments, I feel happier and better about myself and those around me. Every single commandment benefits us more than it hurts us, even if it's hard to obey for a while - it's ALWAYS worth it! Since I have gotten my life back on track, I have read the Book of Mormon everyday, and that has been the biggest help to me these past few months. It has brought the spirit back into my life and help me remember just how amazing my Savior, Jesus Christ, is and how Heavenly Father is always looking out for us and has a plan for each of His children. I love this gospel with all of my heart and wouldn't trade it for anything. All the riches in the world don't compare to the love this church has brought into my life. It has truly saved me from sin and I have grown close to God and Jesus Christ through it.

How I live my faith

I love doing everything I can with the gospel! Whether it's going to ward activites or serving in my neighborhood. I have held a few positions in the church - youth leadership, teach the primary children, and I have lead the music a few times. I love doing everything, even when I feel inadequate - I know that the Lord will help me succeed in everything he asks of me.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kaiya Ingram
Absolutely! The Bible is an amazing book that contains many true doctrines that are key in our religion. The Book of Mormon doesn't replace the Bible, it just adds another testimony to what the Bible teaches. "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be estabilshed" (2 Corinthians 13:1). That doesn't change with spoken word versus written word. The Book of Mormon and Bible together bring light and truth to our knowledge and are both central to our beliefs. They both teach about Christ and his ministry, and they both are studied and loved by Mormons. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kaiya Ingram
Simple Answer: No. Not all members of the church have to serve a Full-Time Mission (with name tags, suits and ties, going around in pairs preaching the gospel every day for 2 years). However, all members should be missionaries. That is, they should be examples of what they know and believe to be true and share those beliefs when appropriate. However, the church instructs all young men who are members (18+ years old) and able to serve to go. Young women may also serve a mission (19+) if they have that desire and feel that that is what God wants them to do. But no one is required to go on a mission, but God has asked all of us to be missionaries in our day-to-day lives. Being a witness of Jesus Christ and serving others as He would. Show more Show less