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Hi I'm Kerri Mensing

I am a kindergarten teacher and mother of three. I love to read, garden, and spend time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three teenagers. I have one son in high school and a son and daughter in college. I have a teaching credential and recently went back after 20 years and earned my masters degree in reading. I love to learn about new places and visit them. We have visited many historic places in the United States including Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Washington D.C. with the Lincoln Memorial being my favorite. I have a mom that loves to travel and has worked many places so I have been lucky to visit parts of the country. I love spending time with my family, and that is my biggest priority. I am almost an empty nest mom and it is harder than ever. I am so lucky to teach kindergarten so I have 25 little faces every morning so that I don't miss my kids too much. I am so proud of them and the choices they have made to get a college education. They both are in engineering programs and love science and math. My youngest also wants to be an engineer. Education is an important part of their life and we all love to read and learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with it's share of problems. My parents divorced when I was four and my sister was six. My mom remarried into a family with three boys who were much older than we were. We had many difficulties including an abusive father and stepfather. My mom and step dad joined the church when I was 7. When I turned 8 I was baptized. It wasn't until I became a teenager and was still in a very difficult home situation that I prayed to my Heavenly Father. I never did have my prayers answered in the way I wanted, with a happy family. But, I did have my prayers answered with much help along the way. With teachers, and church leaders as well as friends who became my family. I learned in college that my Heavenly Father loves me and knows all of my trials and pain. He has given me obstacles because of the free agency of others, but I have a choice in how I respond to those challenges. I am a Mormon because I believe that Joseph Smith was also looking for answers and received them. The scriptures have been a guide to me and my life. I have a new family now with a wonderful husband who loves me unconditionally and three wonderful children. I didn't think I would get married and have children due to my home life as a child. But after praying I decided that I wanted to have a family, and that being married in the temple would be the best way to have a committed marriage. I have been married for 21 years and I love my husband more now than I ever have before.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in my wards. Mostly involving teaching, due to my teaching background and my love of teaching. I now teach an adult Sunday school class called gospel doctrine, where we learn about the scriptures and how to apply them to our lives. We also learn Christ like attributes and how we can learn to live more like him. I love the people in our ward and often we call it a "ward family". Whenever I have had a need such as when I had cancer, or when my husband lost his job, the ward has been there for us. I try very hard to be there for others in our ward who are also having a difficult time.