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Hi I'm Kiera

I am a wife, mother and "home maker". I like to play soccer, and spend time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family and I have a lot of brothers. This being the case, I grew up loving and playing sports. Soccer is my favorite sport and I wish I could play it more than I get to. I also love to read good books, go camping and hiking and pretty much anything outside. I love to be in the mountains. I love my family--the family I grew up in and the one I have recently created. I am a wife and a mother of two children and my family is my life. I have learned so much from being a wife and mother. I cherish the one-on-one time I get to spend with my children and I wish that there was more time in the day to spend with them individually. My major in college was "Marriage, Family and Human Development" and I loved it. I mostly loved studying the human development part. The way that children learn and grow is fascinating to me. I feel so blessed to be able to stay at home with my children every day all day. It is a blessing not all mothers get and while there are some "mundane" tasks that come with being a stay at home mom, some of the greatest moments of happiness in my life come from being a 100% "home-maker." In other words, making "home" for my husband and children. I strive to make our home a place of refuge, safety, love, peace, happiness and a place where the Spirit of God can dwell.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they taught me the principles of the gospel from the very beginning. I have had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel from a very young age. I have had too many experiences in my life with answers to prayer for me to say that I have one huge experience that has caused me choose to be a Mormon. I remember little things such as praying to find a lost contact lens, or praying for help in school, or for help in knowing what to say to someone, or praying for help in making a decision on where to attend college, and hundreds of other instances when I received answers to my prayers. From personal experience I have always known that Heavenly Father answers my prayers. At a very young age I knew that the Book of Mormon was the word of God and was scripture, just like the Bible. I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God, just like the ancient prophets. I knew back then just as I know now, through prayer, that these things are true. I pray every so often to know if the Book of Mormon is true and if the Church really is Christ's church restored on the earth again in its fulness. Every time I have prayed, I have received an unmistakeable answer through the Holy Ghost. A feeling in my heart that resonates through my whole soul, a resounding "YES!" it's true. The Spirit seems to say to me: "It was true the last time you asked and it's still true!" I know that God loves His children and answers our prayers. I know that if we really seek and desire to know the truth God will lead us to it and He will let us know what is true. He wants us to know the truth, we just have to ask sincerely, with real intent. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same church that Christ established when he was on the earth and it is restored on the earth today. It contains the fulness of the gospel, or everything that Heavenly Father wants us to have in our day.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church, and out of the church. I currently teach the music in the children's class (called primary) in my ward. I love music, teaching, and children and so it's super fun for me to be able to prepare music lessons each week to teach to the kids in our primary. I also enjoy associating with the people around me and even though we have recently moved to this area I have been able to make some special friends that I will cherish forever. I was able to make these friends through a program we call Visiting Teaching. The Lord has an amazing way to help each person feel loved and cared for. As a part of this program, I was given a few ladies to visit and care for each month. Through visiting them we have become lifelong friends. We have cried and laughed together, and mourned and rejoiced together. Christ is not here on the earth with us today, but if He were here, He would visit and care for each one of us. This is the purpose of the visiting teaching program. To take care of God's children, to love them, care for them and help them. It's to be His hands on the earth. Visiting teaching is one of the ways I live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also strive to serve and teach my own children in my home by word and example. I know that children learn best by example. If I want my children to keep the commandments of God I must be keeping them myself. We attend our church meetings every week, and we have family home evening every Monday. I love what that does for my family! My daughter is only 2 years old, but she loves having family home evening. We have it every Monday night. We reserve that night as a family night and have a small lesson or activity together, and we sing songs, and spend time together. It's hard sometimes because the kids don't always cooperate, but it's a special time and I know it will help keep us close and unified as a family as the years go by and the kids get older.