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Hi I'm Kennedi

I grew up in Saint Anthony Idaho. As a kid, I spent my summers exploring Yellowstone National Park. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very large family. My mom has 11 siblings, and my dad has 10. Most of my aunts and uncles live in the same small town as my family. I have really enjoyed growing up with so much family around me. It has taught me about the importance of family relationships, and now, some of my cousins have become the greatest friends I've ever had. I graduated High School from a really small school. For me, it was the best place I could've gone too school. I had the chance to participate in anything I wanted to, whether it was drama, sports, or clubs. One of my favorite things about my high school was that the parents, and other members of the community were involved in every event. This made the community come together as one. Everyone knows everyone, and everyone are friends.

Why I am a Mormon

After I graduated high school, I moved away with two close friends to work for the summer. The church we attended was a small branch with only about ten active members. It was really hard to attend church because it was kind of far away from where we lived. Some Sundays we weren't even able to make it out there to attend church. It became very hard to feel the spirit at times. To be honest, at that time in my life I had a testimony of the gospel, but it wasn't very strong. I saw the way other people felt about the gospel, so I wanted to find out for myself if it was true. I've often heard throughout my life that if you want to gain a testimony, then you have to be willing to work for it. I began to read the Book of Mormon more, and began to pray with more intent. This was not an easy thing to do because I worked twelve to thirteen hour days, but I could feel the Lord helping me along the way. I noticed that as I would go to church I started to get more and more excited about all the things I was learning, and I felt like church was where I needed to be. As I began to feel those feelings, I gradually noticed that I have gained a testimony. A stronger testimony than I could have imagined. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of God. I know that Jesus Christ paid the price for my sins so that I can return to my Heavenly Father again. I know that the Lord still gives guidance to his children through his mouthpiece, Thomas S. Monson. I know that if you put forth the work, you will know in your heart that these things are true.

How I live my faith

At this time in my life, I am waiting to serve a mission for the church. I will leave my family for eighteen months to teach people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. One day a week, I will be able to email my family, and tell them about what is going on in my life, and on Mother's Day and Christmas, I will be able to video chat with them for a while. It will be hard to not see or talk to my family and friends that much, but I know that it will all be worth it in the end. The gospel brings so much joy into life, and I can't wait to share it and bring joy to other people's lives.