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Hi I'm Vern Kendell

I'm a Mormon. I am a life long Mormon, raised in a small Utah community. I now live with my family in rural Kansas.

About Me

My great-grandfather and great-grandmother joined the Mormon Church in England and later immigrated to the United States of American. They crossed the the great American wilderness in an ox drawn cart in 1854. The stayed the first winter in Salt Lake and were later asked to settle at the mouth of Weber Canyon along the Weber River. They settled in a small community of Uintah in the Great Basin. The community was made up of people primarily from Yorkshire, England. Most of the the family remained in the immediate and surrounding area for a number of years. As the Grand Children grew up and married, many spread to other towns and area's. My father was one that left the area and moved north to Cache Valley and settled in a small community in NW Cache Valley. I am the youngest of six children. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was baptised at age eight. I have been active in the Church my whole life and have been blessed to know of its true origins and teachings my entire life. I am now in my 63rd year of life and my strength and determination is derived from my Family, My Faith and My God.

Why I am a Mormon

I came to know of the truthfulness of the Gospel and the Church at a very young age. The Lord has blessed me with certain knowledge of the truths taught by the Prophet Joseph Smith, The Bible and the Book of Mormon. I have been fortunate to have met a number of the Latter-Day Prophets and received a witness that they are living Prophets of God. My faith has been tested by those who do not believe and will not believe, but the teachings and principles of the Church lead to righteousness, service and answer's all of life's questions.

How I live my faith

I strive to "Do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, whether I like it or not". Striving to live by this principle, has taught me that service, love and dedication are important to our development and happiness. I try to live as the Lord has taught us. To "Live in all things outside ourselves in love". I try always to be honest in my dealings and be willing to give up what I think I may want, to do what is right and true in dealings with my fellow men. I am now serving as a Bisop in our Ward. It covers a land area in Western Kansas and Southern Nebraska of over 8500 sq. miles. I find that those determinations to serve and do what needs to be done are tested by time and distance. I hope I am faithful and my efforts acceptable