One challenge Kenewang has faced is navigating her life as a single childless woman in Botswana, where there is widespread expectation for women to become mothers, whether in or outside of wedlock. While that has been difficult, she feels the church has given her many opportunities to develop. She has taught Institute for several years and was Botswana’s first Relief Society president of a Young Single Adult ward. As Relief Society president, Kenewang worked closely with young women in her ward.
Kenewang names the Church Educational System as a major influence in her life, as it has built her into the woman she is today. She says, “I have been able to achieve great things, both temporal and spiritual blessings, because of its nurturing and tutoring. I have felt fully armored with confidence to do anything. I have been able to use this confidence … in job interviews, empathy, relating to people, and the fact that I am able to strike up a conversation with a stranger down a street corner in a bus or anywhere without any fear.”