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Hi I'm Devany Kay

I love living near DC. Enjoying the adventures life brings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Northern Virginia, near DC. Single, in my mid 20's, so life is still an adventure! I love exploring the East Coast, but grew up in the west. I'm a nanny for 2 kids. I returned from my mission to Taichung, Taiwan 2 years ago. I graduated in Humanities and English Literature. I love the mountains and most things outdoors, from biking to camping. I'm happiest with my family, and being the oldest of 5 kids, my closest confidantes are my siblings. My brother and sister are currently in south america and england sharing the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel at young age by a mother who grew up Catholic and was converted to the Church at the age of 21. My father and his extended family have been amazing examples of solid believers of Jesus Christ. I have a deep appreciation for my ancestors who sacrifice much to be baptized into this church and pioneer the church in Utah. My personal testimony began at about age 8, when I lost loved ones who were dear to me. I began to know for myself the power of the plan of salvation. By high school I had my own witness that the Book of Mormon was true record and Joseph Smith was truly called by God. Many miracles and answers to prayers over the years have reconfirmed many truths of the gospel to me.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of my singles ward. I'm uplifted and inspired by my peers at church each week. I enjoy being friends with other of high moral standards.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Devany Kay
Families are part of God's eternal plan for us. When I lost a cousin at a young age, I started to think deeply about where I believe she had gone. Would I never see her again? Or was she really in with God now? Experiences I had at her funeral, and in the many different situations since assure me that eternity is a real concept... and that I will have the chance to see her again, along with all of my family. We believe that God wants us to work towards eternal families, but that comes only through doing our part. We need to be living the type of lives that will make us worthy to be with God again. God, loving and merciful, is also just, and has set clear expectations of what is required: faith, repentance, baptism, and then continuing to be as honest, charitable, moral, and faithful as we can be. I know that God's plan for eternal families is designed to bring us happiness. It's the reason we're here. And that knowledge has brought my life great guidance, comfort, and direction. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Devany Kay
The temple is a sacred place where I've felt closer to God than anywhere else. We believe the temple is a place where God can communicate with us. And in order to keep the temple holy and reverent, who ever visit there, needs to pass certain requirements. These include having faith in God and being willing to keep his commandments. The temple is also a place where we can do baptisms and further ceremonies for our ancestors. These ceremonies aren't wierd or strange, but come from God. They help us understand how to return to be with our Father in Heaven and families eternally. When a new temple is built, but before it is dedicated to the sacred work that goes on inside, we hold an open house. That's a chance for anyone, Mormon or not, to go inside. So really, our temples aren't built to try to hide something, but they are sacred, beautiful places where we come to understand God better. Show more Show less