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Hi I'm Kalista

I have two sisters, who I love very much. I am a HUGE history nerd and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born In Denver, CO to two loving parents. At the age of 2 my parents and I moved to Texas. We loved in the Dallas area for 10 years. While there I gained two little sisters who are now 15 and 9. I love them so much. Before the 7th grade my family moved to Missouri for my mother to be able to attend Law School. I spent my first year of undergraduate at the same school, before I received my call to be a missionary. I will be serving a mission in the Quezon City Mission in the Philippines! I have been preparing for a mission for so long and it is crazy to think it is finally here. I am a HUGE history buff. But mostly my interests include music, art, dance, and most importantly my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church but never have I had any doubt that this is the true church. I got baptized at 8 years old like many do, but this was only a portion of my personal conversion to the church. I am the daughter to amazing parents. They have set an amazing example for me and my sisters. I have personal family ties to the restoration of the church, so for me it isn't just a story, it is history. I know this church is true, without a doubt. I know that Russel M Nelson is a prophet of God, called to lead the Church. I know the Heavenly Father loves us more than we can ever understand. I hope to share this message and my testimony with the people of the Philippines on my mission.

How I live my faith

I currently am serving as a nursery worker. I watch over the children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old. I love kids and those kids especially hold a special place in my heart. I am always seeking out missionary opportunities with my co-workers and friends. I have taken this to the next level by being called to be a full-time missionary for the church. For 18 months I will serve my Heavenly Father and my fellow men by preaching the gospel to the people of Quezon City, Philippines.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

There are many people who never get the chance to be baptized. So, when we do baptisms for the dead, we allow these ancestors to have the ability to accept or decline the baptism. Some churches believe if you are not baptized in this life, you are condemned for eternity. We, as a church, believe we are all God's children, and should be given the same opportunities to learn the gospel and be baptized. Show more Show less