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Hi I'm Kenzie Peters

I grew up just north of Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm a dancer and a reader. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I just moved home from Utah State University to prepare to serve a mission for the LDS Church. I'm headed to Vladivostok Russia to teach the people in the Russian Far East for the next 18 months. I grew up dancing, from the time I could walk all throughout high school. The main campus of Utah State doesn't have much of a dance program so I've been missing that for the past year and a half. One of the perks of moving home (aside from free rent and food) was a key to my mom's dance studio. But being up at Utah State was an amazing experience for me. I met some of the greatest friends I could wish for, and Aggie football is one of my favorite things in this world!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, 20 minutes north of Salt Lake City. I never really questioned what I'd been taught my whole life until I was in high school. At that point I was thinking to myself, alright Kenzie, church is LONG and you get fidgety and sometimes the teachers aren't the most captivating speakers on the planet, so why go unless you're sure? I decided it was time for me to find out for myself if this was true and if it was really where I needed to be. I did what everyone must to know what I wanted to . I read the book of mormon and took the challenge issued in Moroni; to pray and ask to know for myself if the book of mormon was true. Because if that book was true, it meant everything else was as well. If the book was true, Joseph Smith was the prophet who translated it. And if Joseph Smith was a prophet, he was able to talk with God and recieve his word and the full gospel. When I prayed, my answer came with a feeling of surety. A feeling that said to me, you know it's true. And if you know it's true, get out and live it!

How I live my faith

I recently finished serving in the Primary with the children in the ward. I was the music leader for all of those ages 7 and up. And though it was only for a few months I had so much fun and the kids taught me so much. I loved working with them, and it helped my own creativity to think of new ways to teach songs. I was released from that calling with the children because on the 24 of April, I report to the Provo Missionary Training Center to serve an 18-month mission in Russia. I'm really excited to take this opportunity to share my love for my Heavenly Father and his gospel with the people of the Russian Far East!