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Hi I'm Kedrick

I'm a proud husband and father of 4. I'm an artist and an optimist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 29 years old, but I don't know it. I love to do hand stands and somersaults with my kids. I love to draw, build things out of reclaimed wood, and work in the yard with my sweet wife. I'm a graphic designer, a visual communicator, and I love going home at the end of the day and walking bare-foot in the garden. I feel most at home when I'm away from the sights and sounds of industry and technology, but I embrace both when appropriate. I have plans to plant a large garden, build a chicken coop and make the most of the land God has given us. I love the Lord, and I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents set the stage from my youth by teaching me about Jesus Christ, about the scriptures, and about service and love. They took me to church regularly when I was young, and it became a habit for me as I grew older. The youth programs in the church provided an atmosphere of camaraderie and fellowship, where I was exposed to wholesome and uplifting influences that helped shape my long-term perspective of who I was and what life was about. I have had numerous experiences while participating in the church where I have felt the Holy Ghost testify of our Savior, as well as the teachings of the church. I see men, women and families come together weekly to worship God and his Son, Jesus Christ, and to uplift and help one another. I receive spiritual strength from these meetings that helps me throughout the week to make good choices and resist temptation. Ultimately, It's refreshing and reassuring to know that God has established a format—an organization through which we can know his will, his doctrines, etc. and where we can confidently move forward under his authority to better ourselves and our families, with the goal to return to live with him again.

How I live my faith

Ours is a living, active faith in which members of the church regularly have the opportunity to serve others. I take my family to worship services and gospel study classes each Sunday. My wife and I strive to teach our children in our home about the importance of family, faith, and service. But it doesn't end there. I've had the opportunity to teach the principles of the Gospel to a class full of 4-year-olds. I've taught and mentored groups of young men. I've most recently had the humbling and rewarding experience of teaching and leading and presiding over a large group of the good husbands and fathers in my neighborhood. My responsibilities included encouraging service within the community, teaching the gospel, and organizing fellowshipping events and opportunities to build brotherhood and faith. Our focus has always been to better ourselves and our families through following the teachings of our Savior. We then strive to uplift those around us by sharing our experiences and faith.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Kedrick
Generally, where the resources are available, a missionary pays his or her own way when serving a mission. The individual serving a mission or their family contributes a set amount of money each month to a central mission fund that the Church maintains In my case, I contributed to a "Mission Savings Account" beginning when I was very young. I put that money toward my mission costs, and my family paid the difference in my absence. The Church then distributes the money appropriately throughout the world to the missionaries according to their needs. Each Missionary receives the amount necessary for food, housing, transportation, utilities, etc. A missionary does not get "compensated" or "paid" for his service, but is always sustained in his/her missionary efforts. Show more Show less