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Hi I'm Kenny Petersen

I love my Family. I love to help people. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Alaska and have all my life. I have been married to my lovely wife for over twenty years and have four amazing children. I own and help run several businesses with most of my time spent doing the accounting. I enjoy personal technology, camping, and being with my family. I especially love helping people. I am grateful to serve with the homeless and other neighbors in need. If you need any help, or if I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by my parents in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During high school, I learned that I love going to church and missed it when I didn't. During this time also, I felt amazing powerful spiritual feelings about different practices and beliefs of the church. Once I was at a church meeting to be trained by the prophet at the time, President Gordon B. Hinckley. As we sat waiting for him to come into the chapel, I was sitting there thinking of nothing in particular. I remember looking back to see that the prophet had just entered the chapel. Suddenly, and all at once, an almost tangible warmth feeling engulfed my entire body as if it washed all over me. As I rose with the congregation, I realized that I had just felt the Holy Spirit. It witnessed to me that this was a prophet of God. It was undeniable and unforgetable. It was the most powerful and good feeling I had ever had. I have since felt this spirit many times about many aspects of the church. In college in particular, I remember one night that had been especially rough with my roommate. He was going through some challenges. That night I discovered that there are powerful forces in life that are real, both good and bad. I determined that if indeed God was real, then I wanted to gain all the potential blessings available to me in this life and in the life that was certain to come after death. I knew that it was possible to live after death and I wanted all God had available to me. I would live in such a way, and do what was necessary for these blessings.

How I live my faith

I served a mission for our church. I married my wife in a temple of our God to receive promises of an eternal family. I have raised my own children in the gospel of Jesus Christ to help prepare them for our eternities together. I try to help them to have the experiences in their lives that would give them the desire for the same blessings. I live with a certainty that God lives and Jesus is the Christ. Each day I pray and study the scriptures, both by myself and with my family. On Mondays, the evening is reserved just for my family. On Thursdays, I help lead our young men with scouting, service, and personal achievement. On Fridays, I take my lovely wife on a date night. On Sundays, I go to leadership meetings for our congregation and then help teach our young men a lesson understanding and living the gospel of Jesus Christ. My personal privilege is have a love for helping the homeless and other neighbors in need. I would love to help people have the hope and help they need. I have experienced despair and feelings of not knowing my way out of my troubles. Since I have been blessed with hope and a way to live with peace and purpose, I want to help others the same way. I believe that the principles of spiritual and temporal welfare taught in our church can bless the lives of my neighbors and I want to help anyway that I can. I serve on homeless coalitions and love to go to the street corners, shelters, camps, and anywhere else to find those that are in need. It is a privilege for me. We help each other and I feel joy when I do so.