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Hi I'm Kendra

I am a stay-at-home mother of eight. Family means everything to me. I write music and poetry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of eight, a homemaker, and an avid reader. I like to sing and write my own music. I love spending time with my children!

Why I am a Mormon

I lived in a small town in Idaho from birth until I was nearly 11. When my father was transferred to Pennsylvania for work, I had a culture shock! Kids would hear my western drawl and ask me what country I was from! I was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon church. My classmates didn't know much about Mormons, and their information was incomplete or sometimes false. Some would tease me. I had a very hard time, often being brought to tears. I wanted to go back "home" to Idaho, but my parents felt that wouldn't be the best thing for me. And I am so glad I stayed in Pennsylvania! I learned to trust in my Heavenly Father, and I felt His love for me, often evidenced through the love of my earthly parents. I learned to rely on my Savior Jesus Christ to comfort and guide me through the rough times. I learned to stand on my own, and many times I received guidance from the Holy Ghost to help me better understand my purposes in life. Through scripture study, prayer, church attendance and participation in saving ordinances in the temple, I've learned to love the Lord and His teachings. One of the most dear to me is that families can be together forever. I love my family!

How I live my faith

I help teach 10-11 year old girls in my church and do fun activities with them. I participate in a small community book club where we take turns at each others' homes to talk a little about the books we read and a lot about many other subjects! Once a month I make a special visit with a friend to the home of two other friends individually to talk to and cheer each other. I enjoy helping teach children in my community, and I look forward to opportunities to sing with them. Mostly I spend my time teaching my children good values, standards, morals, and manners. And I try to take care of my home--which isn't easy with eight children! Daily drudgeries can seem unrewarding, but knowing I am building an eternal family helps me enjoy my housework more. Reading the scriptures and words of our prophets uplift me and help me keep my focus.

What are Mormon temples used for?

Kendra
Our temples are places of peace and worship. The temple is a place for us to learn more about gospel teachings and to make covenants, or special promises, with our Father in Heaven. In the temple, we can perform ordinances such as baptisms and eternal marriages for ancestors who died before being able to do these ordinances for themselves. In this way, we can "seal" our extended families together for eternity. We believe in a continuation of life after our death on this earth, and we believe we will be reunited with our family members who have passed on before us. We do this work out of love for our families and with a desire to serve our Father in Heaven, to help His children return to Him. Show more Show less