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Hi I'm Kenna

I love playing the trumpet, I've got Texan Pride, I'm Bold with Love, My Weakness is Cheesecake, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born & raised in Texas, born of goodly parents, surrounded by music and brothers, I love my life. I have no sisters. Yes, I'm Daddy's Little Girl, and I love it! I'm also Momma's Only Girl so that just adds to my luck and blessings! I love to play the trumpet! I may not be the best, but I know that I'm pretty darn good! I don't mind making mistakes as my band teachers have always said "If you're going to make a mistake, at least make it sound good! Don't play a wimpy, ugly sounding note!" I'm grateful for my 5th grade band teacher who once told me "You're not playing the clarinet. You've got trumpet lips. You're playing the trumpet." I've loved the trumpet ever since.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that doesn't mean that I'm not a convert. In the Bible Dictionary it states Conversion. Denotes changing one's views, in a conscious acceptance of the will of God. If followed by continued faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism in water for the remission of sins, and the reception of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, conversion will become complete, and will change a natural man into a sanctified, born again, purified person - a new creature in Christ Jesus. Complete conversion comes after many trials and much testing. "COMPLETE CONVERSION COMES AFTER MANY TRIALS AND MUCH TESTING." Although I everyday strive to continue in my conversion process to learn and grow from my experiences, from my trials and tests, I feel that I've had the largest effect of conversion already happen. As the overused statement says I'm not perfect, nowhere near it, far from it. BUT I know that through and with Jesus Christ I can perfect my life as best as I can, purifying it with God's Refiner's Fire. It's been a blessing in my life to have this gospel. I have the ability to choose, and I choose to be Mormon. A demanding religion? I'd say it's more of a demanding lifestyle, and it's the most rewarding and happy one I see around me. No coffee, alcohol, illegal drugs, tea, and tabacco... Free from addiction is all I see!! No pornography, no sexual relations outside of marriage... Clean mind, body, and spirit!! If you want to find some negatives in life, you'll find it. If you want to see the positives in life, you'll find them. I've found only positive living, thinking, and feeling in choosing to live as a Mormon. If you want to know what a Mormon's supposed to live like, talk to a Mormon who's actively living it. We're not afraid to tell you what we do, eat, think, learn about, teach about and live. At least, I'm not!

How I live my faith

I just do! Jesus said "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." Aside from the fact that as a missionary we're "expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and appearance..." I try to apply as best I can, all the teachings, standards, principles, and especially commandments. Not easy, but worth it. Anyone can live up to the standards we have, it's all about desire, attitude, and perseverance. My favorite part about being a member of the Mormon community, is that the expectations of us as family oriented, children loving, rule obeying, caffeine avoiding, good place-goers, fun without the aclohol-livers, beautiful people inside and out are the things that make us different. I love avoiding temptation! It's so much easier to not even have to say no! Service is always fun - whether it be as a part of a church activity, or as a personal activity. I strive to serve when I get a chance. Especially as a girl missionary, being in a skirt and offering help in physical labor is often returned by a "No thank you." I promise I can pick up things, shovel holes, and hammer in a skirt just as good as if I was wearing pants!

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kenna
This is called tithing, and is a principle that has been practiced from the beginning of time. I love the scripture in Malachi 38-10, where God states the importance of tithings "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. BRING YE ALL THE TITHES into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, AND PROVE ME NOW herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, IF I WILL NOT OPEN YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, AND POUR YOU OUT A BLESSING, THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT." caps added This is probably one of the only things we can "try" God about - He Himself telling us to. He promises an enormous amount of blessings if we pay tithing, so many that we won't have room enough to receive them! He doesn't say they'll be monitary blessings, but He always gives us those things which we NEED. We pay tithing, meaning, we donate 10 percent of our income to the church because it's a commandment from God. Fortunately, because God is a god of order, we know where our tithing goes. It doesn't go to support any of our leaders, not one person in our clergy is paid. The money goes to help support the church - the Kindgom of God on earth, so that we can have places to worship, materials to read, activities for children, youth, and adults, it goes essentially back to us in more ways than one. That's a part of the promise of His blessings. Show more Show less