Hi I'm Kendra
I am a busy mother of 4 young children. If that isn't enough of a job, I also teach music classes for children in my home and keep a blog about all of my creative pursuits--usually related to my home and family. I believe in making memories and music with my family. l love to travel (though I am afraid to fly)! I lived in the Dominican Republic for a year as a young girl and learned Spanish and so many wonderful things there. Before my children were born I was a middle school teacher. I still have lots of things I want to be when I grow up!
Why I am a Mormon
I truly feel blessed to have been born of goodly parents who taught the gospel in our home from the time I was a baby. I remember feeling the Spirit confirming to me the truths I was being taught from a young age. As an adult, I have found the most happiness in my life come from the decisions I have made in keeping with the teachings of the church. I am a Mormon because I believe that this gospel is the source of peace, comfort, light and truth. When I have doubts or questions and I pray, I feel the warmth of the Spirit confirming to my heart that it is true.
Could you talk about your baptism?
I was only 8 years old when I entered the waters of baptism, but I'll never forget the spirit I felt there that night. My sisters sang a song, "I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me." I knew my Savior loved me. I knew that getting baptized was the right decision. I felt so clean and warm inside.
How I live my faith
The church is such an integral part of our lives. It isn't just a Sunday thing. In our family, we pray and try to read from our scriptures every day with our children. We have a weekly Family Home Evening, where we discuss gospel principles as a family and/or do a fun activity together. My husband and I both actively participate in church service. He works with the young men in the area. I work with the children's organization currently. I've been a teacher and a leader and am now excited to use my music experience to lead the children in singing. Music is such a powerful teacher! The gospel encourages me to be a better friend and neighbor and influences the way I interact with others in real life and on-line.