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Hi I'm Kenzie

I'm a small-town girl. I love smiling. I have big dreams. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just finishing up my freshman year of college, and I am loving every minute of the crazy journey I've chosen. I'm interested in Biology as well as Physical Therapy, and I hope to be a Physical Therapist one day. I have a passion for music, and I express this through violin and piano. I love to be outside, and softball is my favorite sport. My family is my life; I love being around them and I love knowing that I will get to spend time and all eternity with them. When my parents got divorced, it seemed like a huge trial at the time, but now, a few years later, I can see the blessings our family has received as we chose to stay close to the Savior during our difficult times. There have been many difficult times in my life that I have had to learn to overcome. At one point, I decided to lean on the Savior during these times, and I have been different ever since. Because I now have a testimony of His grace, I feel obligated to share it with everyone I can. I know He knows me personally and knows exactly how to help me through my trials. I love the hymns of our gospel, and how they allow me to feel the Spirit. I am a violinist, and the hymns are my favorite music to play. When I play or listen to the hymns, the Spirit and the words help me to remember my identity and remember how much the Savior loves me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this gospel, meaning my parents and grandparents were members before I was born. Throughout my young life, I enjoyed attending worship services and learning about my Savior, Jesus Christ. Throughout my teenage years I enjoyed it as well. Unlike many members, I never had a huge personal experience where I knew suddenly that this gospel is true. However, whenever I reflect on it, I just remember the feelings and experiences I've had throughout my entire life, remembering when I felt happy and good, and how those feelings were a result of my participation and membership in this restored gospel. From that point on, I've only learned more and come to know more through my Savior, Jesus Christ. As I understood more about this gospel, I started to really apply the principles I was learning. I came to a point in my life where I began praying very sincerely and I spoke, in prayer, like I was literally talking to my Father in Heaven. As I did this, I payed more attention to my blessings and listened more intently for the answers I needed. It was beautiful to see an improvement in my day-to-day life. Through my trials and times of doubt, I prayed about those feelings, too, and I know my prayers were heard. I know my Savior knows me personally and I know that through Him, my burdens can be made light. I have learned and grown so much through my Savior, and I will be eternally grateful. Because of these experiences, I want others to have access to the joy and peace I feel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being optimistic and striving to be better every day. I set goals for myself and I strive to be an example of Christ. I try to be a good influence on those who I meet, and I try to uplift those around me. I love reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. When I do, I always feel the Spirit and I am reminded of my potential as a daughter of God. I also enjoy attending the temple regularly, and I am blessed to live so close to a house of the Lord. When I am there, I feel at peace and I feel close to my Savior. I have recently learned of the power of service, and I know that by serving my fellow man, I am becoming more like a disciple of Christ. When I drive or walk somewhere, I love listening to talks given by the leaders of our Church in General Conference. Their words are uplifting and make me want to be better. When I listen to their words, I am able to relate them to my own life, and I have found answers in their words many times.