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Hi I'm Kendra

I grew up in a tiny town. I'm a nursing student. I love cooking, reading, and traveling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I am a nursing student, and I'm currently doing clinical rotations in pediatric and maternity nursing care. I am so excited for the opportunity to study nursing! It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do, but looking back on it, I know that I've had divine help guiding me to my decision to pursue nursing. I love cooking (especially trying new recipes!), eating, reading (especially anything by Jane Austen), listening to music, being outside, and spending time with friends and family. Last summer I taught English in a primary and preschool in central Mexico, which was an amazing experience! It was my first real experience traveling outside of the country and I hope it's not my last! I would LOVE to see more of the world! I am currently working on learning to speak Spanish, which I am so excited about. I just wish I could speak it already though! It takes a while to learn a second language. I come from a family of all girls. I have one older sister, a twin, and two little sisters. I love my whole family so much! I am so excited to have a family of my own someday. There are a lot of things that the world says are much more important than having a family, but I know that nothing is more important. Most importantly, I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true! I'm so glad I have the gospel in my life, because it always brings me peace and happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents are both members of the church, so I've grown up with it my whole life. But even though I have had the gospel in my life since I was little, I've still had to gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of it. When I was in my early- to mid-teens, there was a time when I really wondered if the church was true. I guess that it must be kind of an age thing, wondering about religion. Joseph Smith was only 14 when he prayed to know which of all the churches he was considering were true. Around that age for me was when I really stopped relying on my parents' testimonies and when I knew I needed to get one of my own. Throughout my four years of high school, I began attending seminary, where I had the opportunity to study all of the church's standard scriptural works--the Book of Mormon, the Old and New Testaments, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price--in more depth. As I studied them, I felt the Holy Ghost tell me that the gospel was true. I've continued studying, and praying, and listening to the guidance of prophets and apostles, and as I've done so, I feel myself drawing closer to my Heavenly Father and Savior. I've felt the peace and comfort that comes from applying the Savior's atonement in my life. That's why I'm a Mormon. Also, I'm a very logical, think-it-through type of person, and the gospel just makes sense to me. Its amazing to me to think that Heavenly Father created a plan that would allow EVERYONE a chance to return and live with Him. Everything just fits together so perfectly.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live a Christ-like life. I am certainly not perfect, and I never will be, but I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his prophets, both ancient and modern. I try to read the scriptures and say prayers on a daily basis in order to draw closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I attend church on Sundays. I try my hardest to be kind to and serve those around me. I love to study the words of living prophets and apostles to learn about becoming more Christ-like.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

If you know anyone who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they would be happy to tell you more about our church! If you don't know anyone who belongs to our church, you can use the information above to contact missionaries for the church. Also, if you have ever seen one of our church's temples, you could visit the temple grounds. Not only are temples beautiful places to visit, but the larger ones often have visitor's centers and/or missionaries there to answer questions. Show more Show less