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Hi I'm KeNseY

I sing, run, bike, read lots of books, I live in Utah and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a VERY large family and I really do love it! I was oldest of eight children once apon a time. I lost my mother to cancer when I was 19. Not having my Mom has been hard for me and my little brothers and sisters. Of course I miss her, but I know the Lord is mindful of our needs and loves us so much. He sent us someone to help take care of my family. She was a miracle. My father married this wonderful woman who also happened to be a mother of eight children (I know, CrAzy right?)! Sixteen is a lot to love, yet she loves each of us as her own. From these recent events in my life I've now found myself as a middle child, with 15 siblings, 5 brother in laws, 13 nieces/nephews, and a whole other family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. My life looks crazy, but boy is it fun! Becoming an instant aunt is quite exciting too! And despite the difficulties in my life thus far, I feel that I have been blessed tremendously. I know that there will be hardships still to come in my life, but I choose to face them with confidence. I know that hard things will only make me stronger if I put my trust in the Lord. I love to sing more than anything. I love to run and bike. I love to dance. I've taken part in productions in school and community. I love to read. I love to cook and play my ukulele :). Soon, I will be in Honduras teaching others of Christ and His gospel in Español.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both came from LDS families. My father served an LDS mission and after returning home, married my mother in the SLC temple. I was their first child. Born into this church, I have been taught the principles of the gospel all my life. I was taught that I came from a heavenly home, I am a child of God, a literal daughter of a King and I came to the earth to recieve a body and to learn. A Savior; Jesus Christ came to earth to show me how to live. He took apon himself all of my sins and sacrificed his life for me so that I might repent and return to my heavenly home again. As I grew, I leaned apon my parents and leaders testiomonies. They testified that the gospel was true, but I knew I needed my own answer. At the age of 14, I was challenged to read the Joseph Smith History and then to kneel and ask God if this was true. I first thought, "I know this gospel is true so why do I need to ask God"? As I thought about the challenge again, I realized I had never recieved my own clear answer. I read the assigned verses, I knelt down next to my bed and asked God if it was true. I wanted to know without a doubt. My answer came a few days later. I felt an immense love and knew without doubt, that I was indeed a child of God, and that my Brother and Savior Jesus Christ came to earth for me! I know that this is Christ's only true church. I know it is true! I love His Gospel.

How I live my faith

My favorite day of the week is Sunday. It's holy. It's a day of rest (from the cares of the world) and a day to be with God and to worship Him. It is His day. I attend meetings and receive instruction that help me become more like Christ. The most important thing I do on Sunday is partake of the sacrament. I renew my baptism covenants to always remember Him, take His name apon me and keep His commandments. Each week I am filled with a new commitment to do a little better and to strive to become more like my Savior. I live my faith every day by doing good, I strive to keep Gods commandments, to help others, to be a friend and to be of good cheer. I strive to see people as my God see's them; beloved sons and daughters of a King. I want to live my life praising His name. I strive to feel joy and to share that joy! Simply, I want to live as Father in Heaven would have me live and I want to follow my Savior Jesus Christ.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

I like to think of the temple as the waiting room of heaven. A temple is Gods house and as worthy members of the church we have an amazing and glorious opportunity to enter into his home and leave the world behind. Sacred ordinances are performed in the Lords house. Some ordinances unite families for eternity or allow people who did not recieve the gospel here on earth and have passed away to be baptized and confirmed (given the gift of the Holy Ghost) by proxy. I love the temple. It is a place where I can recieve revelation and great knowledge. I know that It is a place where the spirit will be. When I attend the temple regularly, I feel a great strangth and power that accompany me in all that I do. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

No. The Lord has invited all worthy men to recieve the priesthood! Show more Show less