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Hi I'm Kenzie Esmond

I'm a poet. I'm a Thespian. I'm an English Education Major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life, laughter, and people. I love literature and foreign languages. I love music off all kinds. I write poetry and did theater while I was in high school. I want to teach English and especially work with kids who have different learning disabilities to help them succeed. I was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in Oregon. I am the oldest of 3. I've learned a lot and know that I have a Savior who loves me. I'm a goofball, but I love the person I am. My heroes are my Dad, Captain Moroni, Esther, Ruth, Joshua and Mary the mother of Christ. I love being Mormon and it helps me stay grounded in a crazy world. I was of the first wave of 19 year old sister missionaries and was called to serve in the Arizona, Mesa mission. I LOVE MESA! There is nothing that brings me more joy than the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. It's part of my life and my family. I developed my own testimony in the truthfulness when I was 15 years old. I felt the power of the Atonement in my life and know that Christ died for me, not only to take upon Himself my sins, but also to know my heartache, sickness, and pain. I have felt so many times the power of the Lord in my life and especially as I've struggled to set plans for after high school have looked back and seen God's hand in my life. Serving a mission was a huge step for me and being in Mesa has strengthened my faith so mcuh. I am Mormon because I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true churhc of Jesus Christ once again established on the earth. You can know too, you just need to ask the missionaries and they can help you!

How I live my faith

I made the decision to serve a mission because I wanted to live my faith. Faith is more than what I have, it is what drives me to act. I live it by living the commandments. I am far from perfect but do my best every day. I want to serve those around me in anyway I can because that is what the Savior would do. I don't expect perfection out of myself, just daily improvement and coming unto Christ closer and closer in my life.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kenzie Esmond
LDS Women are highly respected in the Church. We have been given the ability to conceive children. We believe Motherhood is the most divine calling anyone could have. While some may not see this as the best part of being a woman, I've never felt disrespected by an active member of the Church. Men and Women have equal, but separate roles. This is why we are made differently. God didn't create Eve as an after thought, but as a companion for Adam. Without her, he would have never been able to fulfill all of God's commandments to multiply and replenish the earth. Just as a woman can't conceive a child without a man, a man cannot fully fulfill his duties as a Priesthood holder without a woman. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Kenzie Esmond
We need to speak out.We can't fear the world more than we fear the judgement of God. Pornography is an evil that must be prevented from spreading. Problem is that the world is glamorizing and "legalizing" sin. We need to remember the council given to us at this past General Conference by what seemed like many a speaker, live by God's standards not the worlds. Do not think that because our government makes it legal that it is okay. God hasn't changed his stance. We must speak out against the spread of pornography and we must not participate or support it in any way. We just need to be an example to the world of virtuous people who don't have a desire to participate in that sort of evil. Show more Show less