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Hi I'm Kenzi

I'm a native of Chicago. I love reading, writing, and cracking jokes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an English Literature major--and I simply love it! I adore writers like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oscar Wilde, and Mary Shelley. I read every spare moment I get. If I don't have a book, I'm writing and being silly. I love my family and all of my younger siblings. I have a dog who is practically my baby--his name is Jack and he is a spoiled rotten miniature schnauzer. He's also rather fat. I love adventures, and a quote I always remind myself when things get hard is from my dad: "Life is an Adventure!"

Why I am a Mormon

When I was twelve years old, a very precious member of my family passed away. It was devastating. It was the first time I had really endured such a trial, and it was so hard! I missed this person very much and I knew my family members' lives would never be the same. For the first time in my life, I had to trust the soul of someone who meant so much to me entirely to Heavenly Father's care. I had to wonder--why could this happen? What if I never saw this person ever again? Yet in those dark weeks and months that followed, I was never alone. I prayed, and I found my Father and Heaven with me. I read my Book of Mormon, and the Spirit filled my soul. I went to church and found the tender mercies and angels of the Lord all around me. I actively pursued knowledge of the gospel, and found such great spiritual rewards. Today, I have great faith that this is God's church, knowledge given to me through the Spirit. I have no doubt that my family will be together forever, and that I will see my precious and departed family member again. God had not left us in those dark days; rather, He had never been closer. I love my Father in Heaven, I love His gospel. I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I teach a gospel doctrine class and it has been an amazing experience! Not only do I get to teach the Lord's word to my Sunday class, but I also learn so much myself. I have grown up as a member of the Latter-Day Saint Church (the Mormon Church), but I had to discover my own testimony and faith for myself through fervent prayer and scripture study. I have learned to trust my Father in Heaven, and to have faith. I love attending service projects--I can feel the Holy Spirit so strongly as I give my time and effort to help God's children. I am also an avid family history researcher. I work through marriage, birth, and death certificates, old journals, and censuses to find records of my ancestors and build my family line. It brings me closer to my ancestors, who sacrificed so much so that I and my family would have the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. I have often taught indexing and family history research at church to the youth and those just out of high school. It brings me great joy to teach, because in doing so I draw closer to my Father in Heaven and am able to understand the gospel on an even deeper level.