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Hi I'm Kenzie

I grew up in Washington D.C. I'm a student, a wife, a business professional, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle child in a part-member family and am currently finishing my bachelors degree in Utah. I love to cook, watch movies, swim in the ocean, paddle board, and have a desire to find success in my career and life after I graduate from school. There were only seven members of the LDS church in my high school. Although I faced many challenges and temptations during my high school years, I tried to stay active in the church. I was voted homecoming and prom queen, was part of the student government, and captain of the varsity cheerleading squad my sophomore year. I learned a lot growing up in a primarily non-LDS community, and am grateful for the many people that influenced my life. I am the first to be married in the LDS temple out of my family members.

Why I am a Mormon

It was difficult to grow up in an area that was primarily non-LDS and the things I was supposed to avoid were around me all the time. I struggled more often than I would have hoped. It was difficult for me, but at the same time I knew following God's commandments and the guidelines given by modern prophets were all to help me in my life. I love the peace and comfort I feel when I pray, read the scriptures, and attend church. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me. I know that God has a plan for us and that when we follow that plan, we are able to return to heaven to be with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, our friends, family and loved ones. I'm a Mormon because it brings me so much joy in my life. Trials don't seem as difficult because I know they are to help me learn and I know God is watching over me to help me any time. I've had many prayers answered. I've felt the peaceful conformation that the Book of Mormon is true; I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

As a student in college, I find many opportunities to serve those around me. I volunteer to babysit for young families in my ward often. When given the opportunity, my husband and I will make meals for families in need. Each month, I visit women in my ward to help them with anything they need, and also to let them know they have a friend. In my free time, I love to go to the temple, even if it's just to sit outside and ponder. When I am visiting my parents, I also love to visit my elderly neighbor who has become a dear friend of mine. My visits usually consist of weeding, washing the car, cleaning the house, and hearing many stories from her past. It is one of my favorite things to do. I love to help and serve others!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

By praying and feeling the sweet peace in your heart that gives you comfort and conformation, you can know if the church is true. When I was a little girl, I had a difficult time knowing if the church was true and if there really was a God. When I was 12, I had been sincerely praying each night to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. That week the youth in my area went to visit the temple in Kirkland Ohio. As I stood up to sing with the choir, I felt the most incredible feeling of peace, comfort, and undeniable knowledge that the church was true. I know that if you have a desire to know the truthfulness of the church, and if you read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it's true, you will receive an answer. Show more Show less