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Hi I'm Kelsey Clark

I grew up in New Mexico. Now I'm in Provo going to school at UVU and getting ready for my mission to Ciudad Juarez Mexico!

About Me

Hi, I'm Kelsey. I love all things competitive for better or worse. I grew up in a very active family whether it was kite flying or doing the dishes we were always looking for ways to have fun. I have two athletic older brothers, a sweet younger sister, a selfless mother, an outdoorsy dad, and aextremely lazy Golden Retriever. I grew up playing any and all sports from basketball to dirt bike riding and everything in between. I lived in New Mexico for 11 years and just last year moved to Provo, Utah for college at Utah Valley University to become a Dental Hygienist. Utah is a beautiful place and since moving here I've really embraced hiking. It has broadened my perspective and brought me closer to my Heavenly Father. My friends and I go hiking at least twice a week and have been all over the state. Although I've been on many adventures in my life I am most excited for my newest adventure to go serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I report to the Mexico City MTC on July 3rd and can hardly wait!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in New Mexico there weren't a lot of Mormons and so when people found out I didn't drink, party or go shopping on Sundays they looked at me confused then asked, "Why are you Mormon?". And my answer is simple it brings joy to my life. Looking back on my life the times I have been the happiest are the times I was following the commandments of the church to the best of my ability. An indescribable amount of peace is brought into my busy life when I take the time to study and ponder the Book of Mormon daily. Some of the commandments can seem hard at times but I've found in my own life when I follow them I am a lot happier. When I was in high school there came a point when my friends I had grown up with started to make choices contrary to the beliefs of the church. I had to decide if I was going to follow them or stick to what I had been taught and believed. When I couldn't put it off any longer I knelt down in prayer to my Heavenly Father. I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace and comfort. It was then that my testimony was strengthened and I decided I was going to strive to be a disciple of Christ not just when it was convenient and easy but at all times. No other decision I have made in life has blessed me like this one. This church is true and I will never be able to deny that. I am so grateful for that knowledge and my testimony. It has helped me to see all the many things I have been blessed with and has brought immense happiness into my life and that is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

It's hard to pinpoint how I life my faith because it's simply just how I live my life. My faith isn't just where I go to church on Sunday's or who I pray to but a lifestyle. I am no where near perfect but the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope that all my flaws and imperfections can become my strengths. Prayer is an essential part of my life. Just last year I moved alone to Provo, Utah for college and it has really taught me to lean on my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I've quite literally prayed my way through the good, the bad, and the stressful of these past two semesters. In my Young Single Adult Ward I was called to be a group leader over a sixth of our ward. We meet every Monday and I am in charge of activities and a short lesson. I have loved being able to plan activities and get to know the people in my group. Even more so I've loved giving the lessons because the people in my group are incredible. I learn more from them through their participation then I could ever teach them. This is my way to be able to serve in my ward. Scripture study, church attendance, and regular temple attendance are the things that keep me grounded in life. When I get caught up and stressed with life I can rely on these things to broaden my perspective and give me an eternal perspective. I don't know how I would get through life without the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.