INSPIRE: Youth Spotlight–Kennadi Yardley

Kennadi

If you Could Be A SuperHero You Would Be: I would be invisawomen!

“I sing because….” It brings me closer to the spirit.

What is one of the decisions you have made in your life that has made the greatest impact? When I decided to play basketball.

What is your current favorite song? My favorite song is Back to One by Brian McKnight.

What is one big dream you have that you hope comes true? To play in the WNBA

Tell us a little about you’re family? I have 14 people in my family and every single one of us are different. Our house can be crazy at times!

INSPIRE: Youth (15-18) Spotlight: Sarah Chapple

Sarah Chapple

 

Sarah Chapple, Alto

1. If you could trade one of your weaknesses for someone’s strength what would they be and why? (your weakness, their strength)?

I would trade my anxiety and worry for the ability to have complete confidence in myself and others and not give up too easily because sometimes I am too realistic. Or the ability to fly, that would be cool, too!

2. What is one thing that you are truly passionate about?

Being yourself. Nobody wants to get to know the fake you, and both  you nad them will be happier if you are who you are.  It’s the best you you  can be!

3. If you had no constraints what would do with your life right now?

I would go to a third world country and build homes or teach students, and explore the world!!!! Bring all my friends and family and never have to come home.

4. Who is one person in your life that truly inspired you?

Aurora Florence Dickamore.  Emma Smith in Nauvoo Pageant, great husband, passionate, chases her goals, broadway, temple, etc.

 5. If you could learn about one subject instantly and without effort what would it be? why?

Sign Language, because how cool to be able to talk to everyone!!! and i think it’s beautiful:)

 6. If you could switch places with someone for a day who would you choose?

Someone in another country to experience an entirely new culture! Maybe Spain or Ireland:)

INSPIRE Spotlight: Lance Norman

Lance

Lance Norman, Bass

If you could be a Superhero You would be:
I think I’d be Ironman – love technology and all the things that are possible with it.  Other than having the little reactor in my chest, it would be awesome to fly and do all the stuff he is able to do for other people!

One Unique Thing Nobody would know about me:
 I’ll give you two –  #1 – at one time I considered becoming a professional Chef because I love to cook and make things that really taste great.  #2 –  I love working with tools or devices and learning/trying new things.  I recently discovered that I like working with fiber – like Wool or Alpaca and learning how to spin it into Yarn which can then be made into things like hats, sweaters, etc.  It’s amazing how operating a Spinning Wheel and creating something can calm and center you!  Great stress relief!

If you had 60 minutes of Freetime what would you do with it:
I’m sure part of it would be spent with my Family and making memories, but more than likely, there would be a book involved or doing Photography!

One thing on your Bucketlist:
There are so many to choose from!  I’ve always had a desire to try Skydiving – but they would probably have to push me out of the plane when it came time to jump!

I sing because:
 Music is part of who I am! From the time I was a little Boy I’ve always loved music of all kinds and been involved creating it. I’ve been blessed with an incredible ear to hear it and possible harmonies to the melody.
I’ve tried to live life without a musical outlet during College when I was so busy in Pharmacy School and it was absolutely miserable for me!  I didn’t do as well in my classes that semester because I need that outlet that Music provides.  There is something about Music that transcends words and ends up being spirit talking to spirit somehow. The Spirit is augmented and invited by music and is incredibly powerful!  Messages are carried directly to the heart and profoundly affect the people involved with it whether creating it or listening to it.  I think it is part of the Spark of Life!
 
Photography:
 Next to Music, my next great love is Photography!  It started when I was a teenager and has continued all my life. There are so many facets to it.  Part of it is about preserving memories, but an even bigger part is opening yourself up to the incredible beauty that surrounds us everyday in so many different ways.  In order to capture the shots, you have to get out and experience life and it’s challenges.  You have to be there!  It proves to me that there is a Creator who organized this world with so many variations and so much beauty that it can overwhelm the senses at times.  I love that it uses light to create moods, feelings, and communicate.  Most of all, it forces me in my crazy life to slow down, breathe, be grateful, and notice the amazing details and similarities that are everywhere in this world and actually see them – sometimes for the first time.