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Hi I'm Kelsey

I am a broke college student, I love cats, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Kelsey. I am currently a student at Brigham Young University in Idaho where I am studying Marriage and Family Studies with a Family Living Emphasis. I am only a second semester Freshman but having the opportunity to be here has been an incredible blessing in my life. My greatest desire in life is to be a mother, this is why I have chosen to pursue this degree. I believe that when we educate ourselves in preparation for the futures we hope to have, that were are blessed. I have seen it countlessly in my life already.

Why I am a Mormon

I was very blessed to have been born into the Mormon faith. But I have been blessed even more greatly through my life when I have had the opportunity to develop a testimony and belief of mine own of this wonderful church. I honestly cannot imagine who I would be if I did not have this beautiful gospel in my life. As a very, very imperfect person I find that because of my many weaknesses, I stumble. And it is humbling to know that every time I have gotten back up, it was not my doing alone. We have access to a beautiful atonement that Jesus Christ gave to all of us by giving up His own life. Our debts are paid. It is our choice whether or not to humble ourselves before him and do what needs to be done in order to be made clean. He knows us. He knows me. Not only does He understand my sins, He understands my heartbreak, my sadness, my trials, my confusion, my happiness. He knows me. And more importantly, He loves me.

How I live my faith

I wish that I could say I was some kind of Mormon superhero who went about doing constant good and saving the world. I don't. But I try my hardest to love people. I have felt alone, misunderstood, forgotten. Every person has, and I have been influenced and uplifted greatly by people who have had the capacity to love. As humans, we also have the capacity to be frustrating, and stubborn, and make mistakes. We all do this and it can be so much easier to look at others through a lens of judgment and distrust, but I know that when we take the time and do the work (and it is hard work!) that is required to love, then we will see people for who they are, as children of God. We have been designed to help and love one other and the most miraculous part about lifting up our brothers and sister is that we too are uplifted.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Kelsey
Faith requires a large amount of work and most of the time it is not easy. Personally, I have found that to increase my faith I must practice it. Like a musical instrument, if you never practice it you will not be able to increase your ability to play. Faith is the same way. Starting to practice faith in small and simple ways is an easy way to begin ones practice. One such way is to pray to our Heavenly Father. Just like a musical instrument, as your skill level increases, the songs you play become more challenging. Though we should always continue to pray, as we increase our faith we will see the blessing of that faith and we will grow more confident in our trust in Jesus Christ and thus put our faith in Him in larger or more challenging things. It is vital to remember that it is not by faith alone that we are blessed, but by works also. When we do this we are blessed and we find happiness. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kelsey
One thing that I have come to understand between Mormon men and women is that our worth is entirely equal though we are not all made equal in the tasks we have been created to do. I believe that there is a divine reason that God created a man and woman. He created us because we are different and because we hold different purposes. If men and women could do the exact same thing, there would be no purpose to have both of us and there would be no purpose for families, which are essential to God's plan. The men of our church have the wonderfully divine purpose of holding the priesthood, which is the power of God. Women do not hold the priesthood. But though we do not hold the priesthood we have been entrusted with an equally divine and powerful power: the ability to create life and bear Heavenly Father's spiritual children. So while women in the Mormon church may not hold the priesthood we have accesses to it and still receive its blessings. It is a wonderful gift thats blessings are available to every single person, male or female. I have seen what the women of this church are like, especially since I am one, and we are loved and respected and divine. We are by no means less important or less loved than the men of our church because male or female we are all God's children and we are all loved equally by Him. Show more Show less