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Hi I'm Kenna Jean

I'm an artist, wife, mother, sci-fi nerd and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my husband for 6 years and we have an adorable daughter who is 3 years old. We met in an LDS Institute class (which is basically a young adult scripture study class) and we quickly bonded over our mutual love for science-fiction. Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who and Firefly being the top of the list. Before we had our daughter, I was studying art in college and I earned my two-year degree. I still make art in my spare time, drawing, painting and digital artwork. When we couldn't afford to buy new mittens for our daughter, I learned to crochet. It turned out to be a lot of fun and now I crochet and knit all kinds of things: hats, scarves, bags, toys, and dolls/desk buddies. In my teenage years I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The experience has taught me a lot about faith, relying on the Lord, and empathy. I still have CFS but I'm healthier now than I was back then, and I continue to learn about health, nutrition, and healing. Knowledge is power, and I think a life worth living is a life full of learning.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members and I grew up in the church. At a young age, around 7 or 8 years old, I remember praying to Heavenly Father about a topic that really troubled me. After praying and reading through my picture-book scriptures, I felt comforted and at peace. Since then, I have prayed about many things, increasingly troubling things as the years go by, and I consistently receive that same comfort and peace of mind. I know that God is there, I know He lives. I love the LDS church for its sense of community, for lovely members who are truly my friends. I love its teachings of modern revelation, modern day prophets and apostles, and the doctrine of personal revelation. I would be nothing - no more than a small row boat in the midst of an ocean storm - without all of these things. I love the unwavering principles and standards of the LDS church. It gives me the confidence I need, in a world of ambiguous values, to raise my daughter to be a good, decent person.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church by teaching one Sunday a month in my ward's women's class (known as Relief Society). I really enjoy teaching and learning from the women in my ward; they are wonderful ladies. My husband serves as a Home Teacher, visiting families in the ward to check on their needs, well-being, and to lend them support when they need it. We serve together as 11-year old Scout Leaders. We have a patrol of 4 fantastic boys who are full of enthusiasm for the Scout Program. Every day I read my scriptures, pray to my Father in Heaven, and every week I attend church. I feel an increase of The Holy Ghost in my life and I feel closer to The Savior when I diligently do all these things, so I try to be as consistent as I can.