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Hi I'm Kendra

I'm a mountain biker and a wanna-a-be surfer. I'm a wife and I'm a mother of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mother of four. After graduating college with a degree in business management, I worked full-time in sales. One month before our first child was born, I left the business world to join the mommy world. It was a challenge for me to give up my career, but the rewards have far out weighed any sacrifice. After our second child was born, my husband told me I needed to "get out" and do something for myself. I started up my previous passion of Mt. Biking and have spent any personal free time (which is not much) on my favorite single tracks. I began training for a mountain biking race which was voted one of the top ten hardest in the world. I finished the race in nine hours and was the 8th woman to finish. I caught the racing bug and entered a mountain biking triathlon. Three weeks before the race I broke my arm on a fast training ride. After changing a diaper with one arm, I realized I could still enjoy this hobby, but needed to exercise more caution. Because, after all, I am a mommy!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was fifteen my parents got a divorce. I wasn't closely supervised at the time and it was up to me to choose how I was going to live my life. I remember trying to figure out what I really believed. I saw friends making bad choices and although on the surface it looked like fun, what I soon realized was they were not doing it because it was fun or cool, they were doing it because they couldn't resist. They were giving in to peer pressure or trying to cover up other problems in their lives. I had problems too and I was tempted to cover them up as well. But I knew I didn't want to be making any choices that I would regret. I needed to figure out how I could resist temptation even though my friends weren't. I was brought to my knees. I prayed for guidance because I knew the temptations were beyond what I could handle in my weakened state. I watched as opportunities opened up for me that shouldn't have. There was a direct path away from the temptations and I was personally strengthened. There was no doubt in my mind that there was a higher power helping me and that higher power was my Savior. I knew I wanted to follow Him for the rest of my life. I also knew by reading the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the teachings of modern day prophets that the Mormon church was His true church here on earth today.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to be able to work with the youth in our church and teach them about Jesus Christ and help give them guidance on how they can have true happiness in difficult times because of His atonement. I've visited widows and made dinners for those who were sick. I've spoken many times in sacrament meeting to our whole congregation. I've taught classes to young children as well as adults. Whenever I feel that I've gotten the hang of one calling, I get asked to do a different one. I am so grateful for the opportunities to serve that take me outside myself and give me a chance to grow and think about others.