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Hi I'm Kendra Shakespear

I grew up in Utah. I'm going on a mission to the California Carlsbad Spanish speaking mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at BYU majoring in Public Relations. I love anything outdoors especially camping and fishing. I love my family and my friends and spending time with them. I want to work with non-profit organizations when I graduate because I love the joy that comes to everybody through serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this gospel brings so much hapiness into the lives of those who really live it. We have a loving Heavenly Father who loves us so much and he wants us to come back to him more than anything. When he sees us being obedient and making the effort to increase our testimony of the gospel it makes him so happy and he increases our knowledge through the Holy Ghost. I am a Mormon because this gospel gives reassurance and support through any trial. It allows me to build a relationship with my Heavenly Father so that I can know that no matter what I am going through he is there for me. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus atoned on the cross for mine and everybody else's sins because he loves all of us unconditionally. I know that this is His one true church and that coming unto him and being baptized as member into it and enduring to the end shows him how greatful I am for that sacrifice. I am Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet and that he was an instrument in God's hands in bringing forth the Book of Mormon and the restoration of the church. I am a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it a record of an ancient people in the Americas who saw our day and recorded their history and teaching specifically for us. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon many times and have prayed with faith and have undoubtedly received an answer that it is true and that my loving Heavenly Father in heaven wants me to follow it's teachings. I am a Mormon becasue this is a forgiving and loving gospel where I am not expected to be perfect because of the power of repentance that came throught Jesus Christ's Atonement. I am a Mormon becasue I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures and saying my prayers everyday. I try to be an example to everyone around me by having high standards and by being happy and full of light. I feel like the best way to share what the gospel can do with others is through always being happy. Happiness is one of the greatest messengers of the spirit. As I am trying to prepare for my mission I study Preach My Gospel daily and also the words of our latter day prophets and apostles. I try to look for the Lord's hand in my life and listen for the spirit telling me things that I can improve on that will lead me to greater happiness.