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Hi I'm Kellen

I am a husband, a father, a sports nut, and a physician wanting to make a difference in the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a family/sports medicine physician, I am married and have 4 small children. My life is pretty busy with work, family, and other activities, but with all the time and energy that I put into my education and career my family helps keep me sane. They support and strengthen me and I cherish the time I get to spend with them.

Why I am a Mormon

There are few places in the world that I feel really comfortable. My home is one of those places and the church is another. I am always amazed at the love and acceptance that I feel from the other members of the church and for the encouraging, uplifting nature of our meetings. More than comfort though, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I have a conviction that it is truly the church of Jesus Christ and because it is His church, I know that the doctrine and principles taught there are true and will lead me not only to eternal life, but also to peace and joy in this life.

How I live my faith

Mother Teresa once said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Because I have been blessed with opportunities for education, career and personal advancement, and so much of the important things in life, it is important to me to try to serve others. When Christ, our ultimate example, was on the Earth, His whole life was spent serving and He did it because He loved the people and wanted to help. I feel that it is my responsibility and opportunity to similarly reach out and try to help. I don't think that I can't solve all the problems in the world, but I know that I can help alleviate suffering for 1 person, and in doing that service, I have come to love and be more concerned for my fellow man. It's these kind of thoughts that made me want to be a physician and that push me, despite all the other things I have going on, to look for and be involved in serving the underserved here, in Guatemala, and wherever else my life will take me. I enjoy this kind of service, it makes me feel good and I have seen the effects that such service has had on peoples' lives. I love working with people from different backgrounds, with different beliefs, and different motivations, and know that together, we can affect lives for good.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

I served a mission for the church from 2002-2004 in Guatemala and it was a wonderful, life-changing experience for me. I live frugally and humbly and enjoyed the blessing of coming to know and love the people that I served. It was important to me to know, also, that the money for that mission came from my savings before I left and from my family. We funded my mission and that made it all the more precious to me. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

I served a mission in Guatemala from 2002-2004. When we were invited into someone's home to teach them what we believe, it was always a special experience. We have a certain order of lessons that we teach and topics are centered around Jesus Christ and His Atonement, including where we come from, why we are here, and where we are going when we die. We talked about the restoration of the Christ's church to the Earth today and how He has once again called prophets and apostles to teach us the way back to Him. We talked about the commandments and the blessings of living them. But each time we were invited in, it was different. Everyone has their own questions, curiosities and concerns and our role was to answer questions and to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ according to what each person wanted and needed at the time. Show more Show less