What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Kendra Lynne Reynolds

I'm an average teenage girl. I'm just trying to get the most out of life while staying true to who I am. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of 4 kids. I'm a student at Brigham Young University - Idaho, and I'm studying Health Science. I love to sing, to play the piano, to perform, to learn new things, to bake cupcakes, to learn about the human body, and I love to take pictures!. Like I said, I'm an average teenage girl. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was easy to just go to church and youth group activities and do everything I was supposed to do. But a couple of years ago, my faith was really shaken. I had, in a way, fallen a bit from the Church. I was still going to Church and everything, but I wasn't really listening or or even trying, really. After while I realized that I wasn't happy, and why that was happening. So I started praying. I prayed for courage, strength, and wisdom. See, there were things I needed to do that I couldn't do in the state I was in. Eventually, though, I did get the strength I needed, to follow through with what was necessary to do. During this time, I felt SO loved by my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ! What hit me really hard was when I KNEW that Christ has gone through EVERYTHING I have. I had felt so alone, thinking that no one really knew what I was going through or how I was feeling. But I was wrong. Christ knows. He knows exactly the emotions I feel and all the heartache I've ever gone through or ever will. He can be there when no one else can, and for that I am eternally indebted and grateful. After that HUGE epiphany, everything else clicked. My testimony grew immensely over the next year and it continues to do just that. Now I can look back on those weeks of depression and use it as a source of strength. I'm a Mormon, and because of it, I never have to feel alone.

How I live my faith

I'm only 18 but I try hard to live righteously. Certain standards have been taught to me all my life (modesty, health, the importance of family, etc.) through church and family. Some "rules" given by the Church have at times been hard to follow, but when that happens, I just look at them as guidelines rather than restrictions. It just makes life easier and the "rules" easier to follow when they don't chafe.