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Hi I'm Kendra

I like to create things, I love to serve, I am happy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in beautiful Colorado with a family that had it's struggles. When I was younger I watched other people who seemed to have found the right formula for happiness and I took mental notes. When I got married I started to incorporate these ideas into my home and eventually I began to see that if a person really wanted to be happy it was possible. I learned that reading my scriptures and saying my daily prayers were keys to happiness as well as following the commandments. My husband and I were blessed with four children, three sons and a daughter. We learned how valuable family time and family activities were. We love to play together and laugh together and support each other at special activities but some of our best memories are when we linger longer around the dinner table and talk and tell stories. Dinner time is the most important part of our day, our children rarely miss dinner and I try and prepare delicious meals that fill them up and make them happy so they want to be there every day. I also think as a mother it is important to do things that allow me to challenge my self and to grow. I like to sew and learn new crafts and I run or do some kind of exercise 6 days a week because I know it is an opportunity for me to take care of myself every day. I also took on the part time job of reading tutor 7 years ago at a nearby elementary school, this is very rewarding. I love to read and I want all the children I come in contact with to love reading as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where the gospel of Jesus Christ was a part of my life but not completely embraced by everyone in my home. Despite that I have always known that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true even from a very young age. I knew it was important and that I never wanted to be without the Church. When I was in high school I challenged myself to find out for myself if the Book of Mormon was a true book and I read it cover to cover for the first time. While praying I had a feeling of being washed from the crown of my head to the tips of my toes with a warm sense of love and happiness that this was a true book. I can say without a doubt that the doctrines and principles in the LDS church are true and I choose to live a life full of happiness by the Lord's standards not the worlds standards. It brings me joy and an eternal perspective. I am a Mormon because I believe that families are eternal, we are connected to our ancestors and my husband and children are connected to me in a bond that is forever. Knowing we can be a family forever is priceless.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving. This is something that comes naturally and easily for me. I love to serve others whether its a smile or a simple card or taking over a meal or dropping off flowers to someone who's having a hard time. It brings me joy to brighten someones day because there have been times when someone has made and extra effort for me or my family and it means a lot. Jesus Christ served others and I think service is a big key to happiness. I serve in my community when there are opportunities that come up. I live my faith by going to church every Sunday, keeping the Sabbath Day Holy and participating in taking the Sacrament and other meetings that help me grow and fill my sometimes empty tank. At church I am surrounded by many wonderful people who are examples to me I learn so much from them. I love to read the scriptures and discuss what I read with my husband and children. This helps me to grow in my faith and know my Savior and his teachings better. At times I've served in the church by teaching cub scouts or working in the nursery or with the young children or teaching Young Women. There are times when I've been asked to be on a committee for a special activity, this is always intimidating to me but in the end I love the end result of being part of providing an opportunity for others to enjoy themselves in a social setting that is enjoyable. The most private thing I do to live my faith is praying to my Father in Heaven. This builds my faith as I understand his love for me and my family.