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Hi I'm Kennedy

I am a student. I want to be an elementary school teacher. I am a jazz singer and a sister to three brothers. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying to be a teacher. I sang in a small jazz group and love musicals. I am an avid reader and love sharing my beliefs with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I read the Book of Mormon and before I was even done reading the book, I got down on my knees and prayed. I asked God if the book was true. I felt a warmth in my chest, a feeling of peace and happiness. It was the Holy Ghost witnessing to me that the book is true. I was young at the time but understood that if the Book of Mormon was true then Joseph Smith was a true prophet, that he translated it through the power of God. I continued to read, pray, and attend the LDS church. I saw the "fruit" ( "by their fruits ye shall know them") of the other members of the Church. They did good things and helped others. I received answers to my prayers, even if it wasn't the answer I wanted or I had to wait a long time for it. I learned through prayer that God loves me and all his children on the earth. I learned of Jesus Christ, God's son who was crucified for all of our sins so that we can repent for our sins and return to be with God after we die. Christ paid the price for our sins and suffered all that we have suffered. He knows us perfectly. The gospel brings me peace in an unknown and scary world. The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us the God is our loving Heavenly Father. It teaches us what to do when we make mistakes, how to feel forgiven & how to forgive others, to have loving family relationships, and how to be happy in a harsh world. It teaches us that families can be together for ever! That death is not the end and we will see our loved ones again. It is a Gospel of peace.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church all my life. I go to Church every Sunday and love to participate in Church activities. My ward is especially for young single adults. My ward helps me to meet others my age with my same interests and values. I love learning from my peers. I attend religious classes each week and enjoy talking about my faith because it gives me hope for the future. I read the Book of Mormon everyday because it bring a feeling of peace into my life and teaches me about Christ. I also read the Bible for the same reasons. I pray morning & night to my Heavenly Father because I believe He is listening & cares about me and my life. I don't drink tea, alcohol, or coffee, or intake harmful substances into my body because God has asked us not to & this command has been revealed to past LDS Prophets & continues today. I read the words of the current LDS Prophet, President Thomas Monson, because he is a man of God & preaches of Christ. He helps others to learn how to combat the temptations to do wrong in the world today. I spend time with my family because its important to develop good relationships with them. The Gospel of Christ teaches us that families can be together forever, even after death. I love my family & want to be with them. My parents have taught me the high values of the LDS Church and are great examples of following them. I go to the LDS Temple every week to serve & to feel the peace that is there. It is a house of God and I feel the Holy Ghost there.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kennedy
We are happy and willing to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all. Mormon missionaries leave their families, jobs, schooling, friends, dating- to share the message of hope that the Gospel has. We love our fellow men and want them to feel the joy that we feel in coming to know our loving Heavenly Father and His plan for us, His children. Take the time to listen to the Mormon missionaries you see, they are full of smiles. They serve in pairs to witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ all around the world, in many languages. They love others and want to serve anyone they can. Ask them for help! Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Kennedy
Faith in Christ leads us to follow His example and treat others with kindness. This applies to our families and friends. Christ is forgiving, kind, a good listener, and very loving. If we treat others in this way, our world would be a much better place. We need to strengthen our families and let our family & friends know that we love and support them in doing good things. Couples trust each other and lead their family in living good lives. Our families can be a strength to us as we choose the right in a chaotic world. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kennedy
Though a person can change bad behavior, what can they do to repair their mistakes? Often times we are filled with guilt because we can't take back what we have done and the pain a mistake can cause others. Jesus Christ came to earth, suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, and died on the cross for our sins-to cover what we cannot take back or pay for. He could do this for us because he is the Son of God and is perfect. When we repent sincerely we can be forgiven and let go of guilt. We can also start anew and let go of the past. To sincerely repent we must confess the sin to God and anyone we have hurt because of our sin. If the sin is serious, we need to repent to the proper preisthood holder who has been appointed by God to help us overcome serious sins and be forgiven. We need to ask forgiveness from God and anyone we may have harmed. Repair the damage we've done, if possible. We must forsake our sins. This means we never commit the sin again and we strive to keep the commandments of God. I know that this is true and I have felt forgiven and peaceful through sincere repentance and following these steps of repentance. Show more Show less