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Hi I'm Kenny

I'm from a small town in Southern California. I am currently serving a two year mission for my church in Madagascar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently completed my first year of school at BYU and am currently serving a full-time mission in Madagascar. I had to completely stop my studies for two years in order to complete my mission. That was pretty difficult for me, because I love learning. School is one of my favorite things. I've always loved reading and learning new things. Growing up I loved playing soccer, volleyball, and participating in choir. I enjoyed Student Government in High School. I'm excited to be a new place and to see even more of this wonderful Earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon. On my eighth birthday I was baptized and confirmed a member of the church. At the time I did not fully understand of appreciate the magnitude of being apart of the Lord's true church. As I grow and mature, I begin to understand all the great things about the church and what it means to be a Mormon. Being a Mormon means that I have a sure knowledge that my Heavenly Father loves me and his son, Jesus Christ, suffered and dead for me in his great atonement so that I can return and become like my Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon means that I can turn to the Book of Mormon when I have doubts and fears and can have those feelings calmed because I read the true word of God and literal accounts from his people. Being a Mormon brings me a sense of purpose and self-assurance that I cannot find anywhere else. Everyday I am grateful for the church and the happiness it brings me each and everyday.

How I live my faith

To me, the best way to live my faith is by example. I live in such a way that I know my Heavenly Father approves of and is proud of. I try not to push things upon other people, but show them love and support. However, I am never afraid to share my love for the gospel and all the wonderful insights the church has given me. Being a member of the church is a very active and involved role. You're either committed or you are not! There are not half-members. At times it has been difficult, but when I fully immerse myself in the church and the gospel teachings my life is blessed and I am happy.