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Hi I'm Kensie

I'm a wife, mother and massage therapist with a deep passion for music. I'm from Northern Virginia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 22 year old wife, mother, and licensed massage therapist. I married my best friend and favorite playmate in Nov. 2009. My son was born on Nov. 14, 2010 and hasn't stopped blessing my life since. I graduated from massage school Oct. 2010 and recently began my own private practice. My life is so blessed and I am SO excited to see what the future has in store for my beautiful little family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My parents were very active members, my dad being in the bishopric and my mom having been stake primary president at one point as well, but it took me a long time to to actually become converted. I had convinced myself that I had given the Gospel a fair shot and really tried to gain a testimony, but that just wasn't true. I left my home and the church when I turned 18 and lived a pretty reckless, worldly lifestyle for a long time. I ended up moving to Utah when I was 20 after a very mentally and emotionally abusive relationship ended. I needed to get some distance from all that was familiar. Thats when my life began to change. I made some friends that influenced me to turn my life around and go back to church. The beginnings were very tentative, but I figured I would really give the church a fair shot this time. I wanted it to be true so badly and knew that if I stuck with it for long enough, I'd get my answer. An important part of my story is when I really felt guidance from the Lord for the first time. My first trip home after my move was when I had gone to Virginia for Easter that year. After the trip was over and I was packing to go back to Utah, I was completely distraught. I couldn't calm down thinking about missing my family and friends. I was still hysterical as we were driving to the airport. Something prompted me to pray for comfort. I hadn't prayed in a long time and it was very casual. I basically said, "Heavenly Father, I'm in so much pain right now. I don't want to go back. I'll miss my friends and family too much. But I feel like Utah is where I am supposed to be right now. I've decided to go. If this is not the right decision for my life right now, You've got to tell me or I'm going. If it is, please give me some comfort so I know in my heart that this is the right thing to do." After I ended my prayer, an immediate calm washed over me. I was still sad to leave my family and friends, but I KNEW that the decision I made was the correct one. Less than a month later, I met my future husband, Mitch. Nobody has influenced my life for the better more than he has. He is proof that Heavenly Father loves me and is looking out for me. If I hadn't listened to the Spirit, I never would have met him. We were married Nov. 2009 and had our first child Nov. 2010. We were sealed in the Jordan River temple that same month. There is nothing more special to me than knowing I will spend the rest of eternity with my family. I know Heavenly Father loves us and will guide us. He wants to see us succeed so badly and will help us if we let Him.

How I live my faith

I love going to church every Sunday, especially the meeting strictly for women, Relief Society. Its such an intimate setting where the lessons are geared towards the sisters in our ward, so its easy to relate to. My husband and I read our scriptures with our baby every morning. I always seem to be in a better mood and be more productive after scripture study. I seem to be more tolerant and everything just seems to go more smoothly in general.