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Hi I'm Kent

I'm a Mormon, I grew up in Orem, Utah. My wife and I are serving in the Provo Utah Mission and love mission work.

About Me

I am married with 5 step children that I call my own and 7 grandchildren that I also call my own. I have been a meals on wheels driver for 5 years in Nephi, Utah. Work production / warehouse jobs and 25 years as a tech in automotive. I have been a great companion to my wife Pamela. We enjoy camping and having fun together in many ways. For the past six years we have been ordinance workers in the Provo and Payson LDS Temples. One of our best memories is taking a Church History Tour from Niagara Falls to Winter Quarters. I learned so much about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints while on this tour. I love serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my mother was strong in the church, kept us kids going to primary, I'm the second to the oldest of 5 children. She was the strength in my life. My mother taught me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and read the stories of the Bible and Book of Mormon to me as a child. I was baptized at nine years old and remember knowing that the church was true from early in my life. There were times when I stray, but always known the truth of the gospel. Pamela my wife was the best thing that happened in my life, she is my light, keeps me going strong, I love my family. They are my family, they don't have to be biological to have a close family, Always know the plan of the gospel and families are forever.

How I live my faith

Some of the callings I have had in our ward are; Nursery leader with my wife Pamela, help her in primary teaching, membership clerk, website administrator, scouting committee member Even at a young age, children can feel the truth of the gospel of Christ. We home and visit teach a building. Not the building itself but anyone who moves in and out of that building. We currently visit 5 families. Once or more each month we go to see how they are doing and if they are in need of any help. We invite them to activities in our ward and try to let them know that we care about them. We love living in a community where people care about one another.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Kent
It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. This is the good news for all people! We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, “It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in most terrible reality.” our individual lives, we must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God’s commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things through His Atonement, we can return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father forever. Show more Show less