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Hi I'm Kenzie.

I love music, school, and To-Do lists. I'm preparing to start my own eternal family with the love of my life and I am a mormon.

About Me

I love music and learning new things. Right now I'm going to college to become a science teacher and I hope to be able to share my love for learning with everyone that I teach. I love to spend time with my siblings whether it be singing around the piano or practicing baseball, but I know that in a few days I'll be opening a new chapter in my life. In just over a month, I'll be married to the love of my life for time and all eternity in the temple of my Heavenly Father. This means so much to me - to know that I will be able to be with Andrew and my future children forever. I work as a TA for a plants class and a lab assistant doing DNA extractions. I love to teach my peers about my Heavenly Father's creations. The beauty and complexity of everything on earth fills me with wonder and I find myself identifying with the words of my favorite hymn often. "Oh Lord my God/ When I in awesome wonder/ Consider all the worlds/ Thy hands have made. . . Then sings my soul/ My Savior, God, to Thee/ How great Thou art/ How great Thou art." Everything about science builds my testimony. There is no way that the complexity on earth could have developed through the intricate patterns that it did without the guiding hand of a master creator. I've been through some challenging experiences and have gone through periods filled with doubts and questions, but through it all I always find myself calmed by the love of my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

As my eighth birthday began approaching, my father challenged me to read the Book of Mormon and pray to God to see if everything that I had grown up "knowing" was true. His challenge came at a good time, because I was just beginning to wonder if I was simply being indoctrinated by my family. I wanted to learn what the truth was. For several days, I woke up early in the morning to read the Book of Mormon and it wasn't too long before I came to the very end. Just in time for my birthday, I knelt and prayed as a humble child to my Father in Heaven. It was then that I felt a sincere confirmation that everything I had read was true. As I've grown older, I've had many experiences that brought me closer to my Savior. Every time I begin to wonder, something happens that reminds me of the simple witness I had that night. Often music is what brings me closer to the spirit and strengthens my testimony. I try to keep this musical channel clean so that anytime I need comfort or help I can feel the spirit through the music around me. Other times, I have had questions answered by priesthood leaders and small miracles. Sometimes the simple love of a bishop or friend has calmed my troubled soul and strengthened my testimony. I still strive to become truly and completely converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ, but through the atonement of my Savior I know that I can someday return to live with HIm and my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have served in my church in different ways, many times being a youth leader and organizer, but my favorite calling was leading a church choir. At first it seemed a daunting task, but I learned that it's not the perfect crescendos and vowels that make a good performance, but rather how heartfelt the choir is in bearing their testimony. I also live my faith by paying 10% of my income for tithing - difficult for a college student but definitely worth it - and by trying to do service when ever possible. I love to visit the temple and have taught a few lessons to other women of the church. I enjoy attending church and being a visiting teacher. Despite all of these outward things, I think the best indication of how I live my faith is the burning desire I have to be better, to try a little more, and to slowly become like my Savior.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kenzie.
A testimony is when the spirit testifies to a person's soul that something is true. As a person implements doctrines of the church they can gain a witness through the Holy Ghost that the thing they are doing is right or the knowledge they believe in is true. The combined witness of these doctrines is a testimony. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kenzie.
Yes! I love my Savior! In everything we do, we try to emulate Jesus Christ and you'll find that His name is included in many of the names of church things. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kenzie.
Absolutely not! We love helping everyone around us. We are often told that it is our duty to better our community and country - not just those we know who are members of the church. Show more Show less