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Hi I'm Kemish

I love my family. I'm grateful to still be alive. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

More than twelve years ago I went to the Boise Idaho Temple to marry the girl of my dreams. We now have four children, two boys and two girls, and I love my wife much more today than I did the day I married her. I feel lucky to be able to call her my best friend. I spent ten years working in the construction industry designing and building custom homes, but almost three years ago suffered an accident that, combined with the slow building industry, encouraged me to find another line of work. I now run a company that provides information technology consulting and services. I was born in Utah, lived for a time in Hawaii, spent five years in Alaska, but call Idaho home. I like to golf, mountain bike, snow ski, and enjoy other outdoor sports, especially with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I have ancestors who crossed the plains through extreme suffering and trial; however, just like them, and everyone else who has a testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel, I have had my own "conversion". I have prayed to my Heavenly Father, on multiple occasions, to know the truth, and every time I have asked I have received an answer. I know that our Father in Heaven hears our prayers, that He loves each one of us, and that He wants us to be happy. He knows all... he knows what will bring happiness and joy and what will bring misery and pain. To best assist us in finding happiness He has provided guidance and direction, just as any loving parent would. He has let us know what we should do gain happiness, in this life and the next, through the writings of ancient prophets; he continues to let us know through living prophets. When the Savior was on the earth he established His church, with apostles and prophets and gave them authority to lead the church and to administer the ordinances required to return to God's presence. Because of God's love for all of His children the fullness of the gospel has been restored, or brought back, to the earth with all the ordinances required to return to his presence and the proper authority to administer those ordinances, just as existed when Christ walked the earth. Also returned to the earth were the blessings of temples and, with them, the ability to be together as a family forever. While a youth I never imagined having the tremendous amount of love I now have for my wife and children. The doctrine taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that a family can exist throughout eternity rings true to me. I love every moment I get to spend with my family; the knowledge that God has provided a way to be with them even after this life is a testament to me of His love and combined with countless other experiences are the reasons I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ influence every decision I make each day in both my personal and professional life. Everything I am, everything I have, and everything I have been able to do are due to the blessings of a loving Heavenly Father. I spent the first ten years of my marriage working in the construction industry. I had a building company that built custom homes and I loved it. In the summer of 2009 I had an accident at work that put me in a coma for a week, required brain surgery, left me in the hospital for almost a month and, mostly, out of work for a year. I know that God carried, and continues to carry, me and my family, and throughout the entire experience we have been so tremendously blessed. With the combination of my accident and the decline in the building market it became necessary for me to find another source of income. I didn't know what to do, but God did and, with His help, I have been guided and directed to new possibilities and opportunities. There are times in life when all reason tells you to go a certain direction, but Heavenly Father, through the whisperings of His Holy Spirit, guides you down a different path. I have found that one of the hardest things to do in this life is to submit our own will to God; to realize that we can and should have goals and diligently work towards them, but in reality we have very little control over what happens in our life, one moment can change the course our our lives forever, but our faith in God can be sufficient to carry us through any trials or challenges which we may face. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are a place to receive ordinances which are necessary for our personal salvation, to be sealed as a family forever, and to receive personal instruction. After personal ordinances are performed work can be completed by proxy for ancestors who have passed away and did not have the opportunity to receive the necessary ordinances for themselves. These ordinances can then be either accepted or rejected by the individuals for whom they are performed, but by performing them in their behalf they are given the freedom to choose the course they would pursue. Temples are a testament of God's love for all of His children, through them He has provided a way for all His children to accept His gospel and receive the necessary ordinances, like baptism, so that we all can return to His presence, if we so choose. The temple also shows God's love for each of us individually and His desire to help us. When weighed down with concerns or questions we can enter into His sacred house and receive instruction, guidance, and direction through the promptings of the Holy Ghost in an atmosphere that is completely free from the distractions of day-to-day life and other cares. I love the opportunities I have to feel peace and pure joy every time I am able to enter into one of the Lord's sacred structures. Show more Show less