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Hi I'm Kendra

I'm a wife, mother, photographer, cook, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was young I imagined my life when I grew up. I imagined I would have a husband that I would put up with and kids that would scream at me all the time and I would have my own little world of chaos. Now that I am a "grown up" life couldn't be more different than I imagined it would be. My sweet husband and I are new parents of a adorable baby boy. He is the the center of our world. We live in a happy home with close to no contention. I could have never imagined life this good. It is not without hard work my husband and I both are diligent in communicating our expectations and feelings. We strive to live the principles of the gospel and that is truly what makes our home a small slice of heaven. I have the privilege of being a stay at home mom and I absolutely adore our new son. I look forward to raising our children with good morals and values. I am also a professional photographer on the side to keep myself busy. My passion for work is photography. I love to capture moments that would be forgotten with time. I expand my creatively every time I go on a photo shoot. I am finishing a Bachelor degree in Family and Human Development, and I will be the first in my family to get a degree. My other passion is cooking, I feel like cooking is something creative that I can do to make others happy. I know I feel happy when I eat something delicious so everyone else must feel the same way. The reason why I am so happy is because I strive to live the way Christ has taught.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the church. I would go every Sunday and I would do all the things I was supposed to, but I did them because someone told me to, not because I knew for myself. I knew that the things that were taught were good, and if the rules were followed that I would be happier than if I didn't, but I didn't know why The LDS church was more true than any others. When I was 20 years old I had come to a point in my life that I was done living off my parents testimony. I needed to know for myself if the gospel was true. I needed to know if Joseph Smith was a true prophet or if the current prophet actually spoke to God. Most of all I needed to know if I was Gods daughter and if He cared for me. So I asked Him. I knelt down and I prayed. I think that was the first time in my life I really felt true happiness. I knew with every ounce of my being that my Father in Heaven loved me and He wanted what was best for me. I knew that through the gospel of Jesus Christ I could feel that happiness all the time. I no longer followed the principles of the Gospel just because someone told me to but because I knew for myself that they were true. I felt of the goodness of God. At that moment something clicked. I found the key to happiness. Everyone in this world is looking for happiness and most don't know where or how to find it. I feel very fortunate because I know that God is aware of each one of us. I know that He has a plan and wants us to be happy. We just have to follow His commandments, and put His will over our own. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I think happiness is contagious. I try to live my life to help others be happy. Last year for my birthday I asked for everyone to do a little bit of service instead of giving me gifts. For my birthday month I dedicated to giving back. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I loved working at the soup kitchen, making goodies for the neighbors, and donating 14 inches of my hair to Locks of Love among other fun projects. On a more frequent basis I work with teenage girls in the church. I love teaching these girls the basics of the gospel. We strive to build values such as Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. Teaching these girls helps build my testimony as I see the difference it makes in their lives. I also visit other women in the church. I share a small message and see if they are in any need of help. I honestly love it when I hear that someone is in need and I am able to lend a hand. It makes me feel like I am making a difference. I know that there have always been helping and willing hands in my times of need and it feels good to share in the blessings I have received.

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are very much Christians. We believe that Christ is the Savior and Redeemer. Through Him and only though Him can man be saved. We believe that Christ gave His life so that we may be able to repent and find happiness in this world and the world to come. Show more Show less