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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in Montana. I became a Mormon when I was 32 years old and living in Salt Lake City. Now I live in Arizona.

About Me

My wife and I currently live in Arizona. I currently work for a major airline in the IT department. I am an Amateur Radio (ham radio) Operator. I enjoy using my first aid and radio skills at public service events such as fun runs and charity bike rides. I also enjoy riding bicycles (yes, I wear spandex!). In the past, I have volunteered with the American Red Cross as a First Aid and CPR instructor, and as a Disaster volunteer. Emergency preparedness is something I am very interested in. For 20 years I was a volunteer Ski Patroller.

Why I am a Mormon

One evening when the full-time missionaries where teaching me, a few weeks after they started visiting, they brought me a copy of someone else's conversion story. They told me somebody at the mission home had handed it to them as they were leaving to come to my house that evening. They had not had a chance to read it, but felt I should. The story answered many questions I had about the origins and authenticity of the Book of Mormon. The thing is, I had not voiced any of my questions, not even to my wife. This was the first miracle I recognized in my conversion. A couple of weeks later they challenged me to be baptized. My heart leaped in my chest when they asked about baptism and I knew it was the right thing to do. I still remember the feeling to this day. I received a witness that day that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and I need to be a member. This witness, my testimony, keeps me going when I have questions. Since I know this is the true church, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God, and that the Book of Mormon is true, I cannot turn my back on the Church. Whenever I have questions or doubts, I remember this testimony, and I know I have to just keep seeking for the correct answers. I know they will come.

How I live my faith

I try to read the scriptures daily and have daily praryer. When I do this I am closer to the Holy Ghost and can receive guidance as to how I should live my life. I try to be honest in all my dealings and to always look for the good in everything. I remind myself constantly that I am not perfect and I shouldn't expect others to be, either.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kevin
Pray to God the Eternal Father in the name of Jesus Christ and ask if it is true. If you pray with real intent to believe and follow the answer, you will receive a witness that it is true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kevin
No. We revere him as a prophet just as we revere Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Peter, and the other prophets. We worship Jesus Christ and his Father. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kevin
Absolutely! The President of our Church is a prophet, seer, and revalator. The Holy Ghost testifies of this to me whenever I hear him speak or read his words. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kevin
Of course we are. The real name of our church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". Jesus Christ is the head of our church. He is our savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Kevin
Because the scriptures require baptism to enter the Kingdom of God. If Jesus Christ was baptized "to fulfull all righteousness" we certainly need to be baptized. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kevin
No one is 'required' to serve a mission. All worthy young men are encouraged to serve a mission if they are able to. Not serving a mission will not prevent a young man or young woman from participation in all facets of the LDS Church. Since I didn't jone the LDS Church until I was 32 years old, I didn't have a chance to serve a mission as a young man. Watching young men and women I've known leave on and return from from missions, I can see I missed an opportunity for great personal and spiritual growth. I would certainly encourage any young man or young woman to serve a mission if they are able. I also encourage all members to donate to their ward missionary fund so those who would like to serve, but don't have the finacial resources, can serve. I believer they will all be blessed for their efforts. Retired couples can also server missions. My wife and I are looking froward to serving a mission (or serveral) after we retire. Show more Show less