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Hi I'm Kennady Bekmezian

I'm nineteen years old and headed to Atlanta, Georgia to serve the Lord. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm half Armenian, eighteen years old and just finished my freshman year of college. I love politics and discussing current events. I'm planning to adjust my major to study Behavioral Economics. Running is a lasting passion I have, and one I love to share with others. I am the third of seven kids with two amazing parents that are both strong in the gospel. In my free time I enjoy spending time with people, my family if I'm with them, and I love my six year old brother as much as one can love anyone or anything. I have a strong testimony of this gospel that grows stronger each time I invite the Spirit into my life. This testimony has resulted in my decision to accept a call to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I couldn't be more excited for this opportunity to serve my Savior!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've gained a testimony of the truth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through the Holy Ghost. I'm not a Mormon just because I've been one my entire life. I know for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet ordained of God. I know that through the God's power Joseph Smith restored the Church of Jesus Christ in these Latter-days. I know that Jesus lived, suffered, died and lives again for ME and YOU and EACH individual in this world. I know that Heavenly Father loves us, His children, so much that He let His Son atone and suffer for us. I bear testimony that as we come to know our Savior, and through Him our Heavenly Father, we will be filled with love for them and a desire to be like them and live with them again. I know that once we gain this love and desire, we will find it easier to keep the commandments because, as the Lord stated in St. John 14:15: "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

How I live my faith

Living my faith is about becoming more like Christ. I try my best to do this by developing charity, the pure love of Christ, for my Savior and Heavenly Father as well for all those around me. When asked what the first and greatest commandment was, the Savior answered: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." As I nurture this love for my Savior and others, it becomes easier to truly live my faith. I also live my faith by praying to my Father in Heaven and reading from the Book of Mormon, another Testament of Jesus Christ, daily. I attend church every Sunday because it increases my faith. I accepted the invitation our leaders gave to all young women to earn the Personal Progress and Honor Bee awards, and I've now accepted a call to serve a mission. These things have increased my knowledge of who I am, a daughter of God who loves me, as well as my faith in Christ, my Savior.