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Hi I'm Sister Pendergrass

I've hiked in the Himalaya's. I'm a vocalist. I went to school in Singapore. I'm serving a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I always thought that I would live in one place my entire life, but my Heavenly Father had other plans for me. I've been blessed to move around a lot. Although I say blessed, it's not always been easy leaving behind friends and family. Friends and family were my comfort zone, my safe zone. Every time we moved, I was forced out of my comfort zone and had to begin the tiring process of adjustment all over again. Many of the friends that I made, I knew I would most likely never see again. Because of moving a lot, however, my Heavenly Father blessed me with stronger family ties, and increased confidence. I started to not be afraid of where my Heavenly Father would take me next. I came to better understand that it was for my benefit. I have noticed in my life that whenever I vehemently opposed something, in the end, it is that thing that brought me the greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I tend to have a logically-based mind and a faith-based heart; this perfectly coincides with the gospel. This gospel is logical. This gospel is also a gospel of faith. Sometimes, despite the fact that the gospel is so logical and faith-fulfilling, I, like many others, find myself doubting the things I believe. In these moments, I ask my Heavenly Father to know the truth of those things I am in a quandary about. Every single time I have asked, I have received an answer-- and not just any answer, but an assurance that I am on the right track. Along with this answer, I also am reminded of other basic truths: God is ever present; He hears and answers my prayers; He has provided a prophet to show us the way back to our heavenly home; and He loves me. No other religion that I have come across has provided such a fullness of peace and comfort as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I truly believe this to be the Lord's church. I would invite all to read the Book of Mormon and pray for a desire to know if it's true. I promise you will receive an answer from the Lord. Should you receive an answer that confirms to your heart that this gospel is true, seek not to suppress the truth, but embrace it and let it change you.

How I live my faith

I am a musician and have moved/traveled a lot. There have been many instances when I have met people from Hong Kong or Manila. When they discover that I have been there, a look of shock and excitement comes over their face. "What brought you there?", they ask me. "I went to the LDS temple. It's beautiful." This response opens up a great discussion. Also, I have met people who love to sing. I invite them to our ward (or church) choir. Sometimes, they're a bit hesitant at first, but afterwards admit how much they loved it. I have often received the comment that "there was a nice feeling there" or "everyone is so friendly and inclusive".