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Hi I'm Kip

I'm a software engineer, an outdoor enthusiast, recently married, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a software engineer living in Utah. I love spending time in the beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers that surround the Salt Lake valley. Sometime when I look at the majesty and wonder of the world around us I am filled with a sense of awe at God's creations. I believe each day is a gift, to be enjoyed to the fullest.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. I can still remember as a child being taught that I had a loving Father in Heaven who wanted me to be happy. As I have grown older, I have seen God's hand in my life, leading me toward happiness. When life's inevitable challenges come upon me, I find strength in knowing that life has a purpose.

How I live my faith

As a single person in an organization focused on families, I find a unique opportunity to serve and support other single people around me who may be struggling with loneliness and other of life's many challenges. Though the Mormon church stresses the importance of strong families, it also teaches the ability an individual has to bless the lives of those around them. My faith fills me with a sense of duty to reach out to my fellow man and to try to lift up everyone I come in contact with.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kip
We believe that we are saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. However, that does not mean that you can simply accept Jesus as your Savior and then go out and commit as many sins as you want. To receive Christ's mercy, we must try to keep His commandments and serve him as best as we can. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Kip
The Book of Mormon actually has several authors. Since it is a book of ancient scripture, it contains the writings of several different prophets, much in the same way as The Holy Bible. The majority of the book was written by a prophet by the name of Mormon, hence the name of the book. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Kip
Just as any parent would, our Heavenly Father wants his children to learn and grow. An important part of that is learning to take care of ourselves and our families. If we can become financially, socially, and emotionally self reliant, we will be better suited to face the challenges that inevitably come our way. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Kip
 We will be taken to the spirit world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kip
Absolutely not. We follow the advice Jesus gave when he said "Love one another". That means every single person in the world - not just other Mormons. We believe that regular service should be a part of every person's life. Show more Show less