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Hi I'm Kendra

I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning, particuarly about history. I love to travel. I am an avid journalist, documenting all of my life's greatest moments through film, photography and writing. I am a wife to a wonderful gent. My husband is my true companion, and we are loving this married life adventure. I am a soon-to-be mother, and I am very optomistic about the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a very independent person. I like to find things out for myself. Although I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am not a Mormon by way of family tradition. I am a Mormon because of the peace I personally find in the teachings of Christ. Through the LDS faith, I have come to a knowledge of where I was before I came to this earth, the purpose of this mortal existence, and I know what happens in life after death. This certainty affects every decision I make and gives me confidence and peace. I am a Mormon because I believe that Heavenly Father's plan for all of his children is the opportunity for families to be together forever. I am a Mormon because I believe in revelation today, and that I can communicate with God on a personal level. The teachings of Christ help me to understand the need for modern day prophets. I am a Mormon because of the love I feel when I obey God's commandments.

How I live my faith

My favorite part of each week is attending church on Sunday. There is such a peace and warmth that comes to my spirit when I attend church services. Each Sunday, church members partake of the Sacrament, which allows us to be cleansed of our sins and renew our commitment to Jesus Christ. In return, Christ promises to bless us with his spirit to always be with us. I find such beauty and strength in partaking of the Sacrament, made possible by Christ's atoning sacrifice on the cross. Although the Sabbath is the most important day of the week, I hardly limit myself to living my faith just for that one day. Throughout the week, I visit other members of the church, participate in other various church meetings, read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, have nights set apart just to be with my family, and try to share the message of peace and happiness with others around me. I try to go through life with a cheerful countenance and with trust in God.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kendra
All of mankind needs a Savior in order to return to live with God. In Romans 3:23 it teaches us that "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Because Man is prone to sin, and God is perfect, a Savior is need to save us from our sins so that we can repent and live with God again. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Kendra
Self-reliance involves being responsible for my personal needs, welfare, education, economic standing, and health. By taking on these responsibilities, I have gained a greater appreciation for hard work and gratitude for all I have been given. I have learned that life does not always go according to plan, and self-reliance has prepared me to weather the ups and downs of life. Mormons believe that emergency preparedness is crucial to living a responsible life so that if unpredictable circumstances should arise, such as a natural disaster or loss of employment, we can care for ourselves. The Church leaders have encouraged "members world-wide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage." Show more Show less