What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Kevin

I'm balding and I'm not even that old. I work in financial services and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Normal? Yes. Ordinary? Yes. I'm pretty much as normal as you can get. What I love to define myself best is as a husband and father. I have an amazing and beautiful wife and the absolutely cutest little boy and most gorgeous baby girl that ever was born. Currently, I work full-time at a great job in financial services to bring home the bacon and I am day trading the futures market. I love growing and learning and not settling for the minimum standard in every aspect. I have two hobbies: piano and basketball. I have other hobbies too but those two take up the majority of my "hobby time." I love Chinese food and hate pickles. I love putting on clothes that come straight out of the dryer and hate socks with holes. I love clean teeth but I hate flossing (my wife makes me do it, which I'm grateful for). I've got big dreams and even bigger patience for them to come true...because they will...someday...maybe. ;)

Why I am a Mormon

I know it is true. I know it might sound arrogant or self-righteous to say something like that, but I sincerely know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church. It's simple how I know, I asked God. I prayed with a sincere heart truly wanting to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt the Holy Ghost testify to my heart that it is true. It was a feeling I cannot deny. If the Book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and if he was a prophet of God, the church is true. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ truly did appear to him and guided him to restore the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days. It means so much to me that I have this knowledge and understanding, it helps me live better and be better.

How I live my faith

I would say as best as I can. No one is perfect. I certainly don't claim to be. But, I live my faith knowing that if I just try to become better every day, the Lord will help me and make up for all of my stupid shortcomings. One of greatest weaknesses is being too hard on myself, but I know that my faith has guided me and molded me into the person I am today and I certainly like who I am. I am very active in my faith. I hold a leadership position in a young single adult congregation at one of the universities that I live close to. I love serving them and being there as a support to them as they struggle through school, work, dating and other things kids their age have to go through. I act as a support to our Bishop who has quite a heavy load. I help him in anyway possible to make sure we are meeting the spiritual, emotional, and sometimes even temporal needs of those whom we serve. It is time-consuming yet so rewarding. Serving others usually is.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We love what we know. We love the Lord and he asked us to share his gospel with others. What we know brings us peace in a world in commotion. What we know anchors us in the oceans of speculation, theories and doubts and changes in doctrines. We want to share what we know. Not to compete, not to compare, not to complain about the way other churches do, but to share. We want to bring what others know about Christ and then add onto that. For example, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ. The whole theme of the book is to come unto Christ and since most people don't know about it, we proselyte and serve missions to let others know about it. I served a mission in Ukraine for two years and although it wasn't easy to ask people to listen to a young kid who couldn't speak Russian, I loved sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less