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Hi I'm Kelsie

I grew up in Utah. I'm serving a mission in Lima, Peru. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah for most of my life with a short five years spent in Colorado. I love running and ran on my high school track and cross country teams. I just finished my first year of college where I am studying as an English Language major and I am now heading out to serve a mission and teach the gospel to the people in Lima, Peru.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel. One of the first truths that we are taught and that we teach to others is that God is our Heavenly Father, meaning that He is literally our father. He knows each of us personally as His children better than we even know ourselves and He loves us personally as well. I have felt His love through many experiences in my life while dealing with big changes as well as in my personal struggle with anxiety. I know that He provides miracles in my life and each of our lives each day in little details that we may overlook initially. As we pray for and look earnestly for His hand in our lives, however, we can each start to notice the many things He does for us. I know that He sent His son Jesus Christ to suffer and die for each of us and because of this, Christ knows the pains and struggles and weaknesses we all deal with in our lives and can provide a way for us to be free and to receive the strength that we need to improve day by day. I am far from perfect, but as I follow the teachings of Christ I know that I can hope for peace and joy and improvement in my life, and the same is true for each of us.

How I live my faith

I love serving the people around me and try to look for little opportunities each day to lift somebody's spirits. Most recently I served on a committee that was in charge of providing service to meet the needs of the other women in my dorm hallway at college. We focused on celebrating the birthdays of the girls in the hallway and also organized rides for sick girls without cars, visiting girls who were having a rough time, and welcoming new girls into the hall. I have noticed that most of the time the smallest acts of service like smiling at somebody or inviting them to sit with me for meals or just asking about their day can have the greatest impact on them. As I focus on the needs of those around me, I find peace in my own struggles as well.