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Hi I'm Ross Kay

I'm a friend, a musician, a dirtbike rider... and a Mormon!

About Me

So I'm a guy thats all about having fun. I'll do just about anything if there's an element of fun in it. And I have fun a number of ways. I ride dirtbikes and play sweet tones on my saxophone, and rock a drum kit. I snowboard, snorkle and love just messing around with my friends. That's all great but none of it would be truly as rewarding as it is without my family. My family is everything to me. I'm the oldest of 5 kids and there's nothing like being the oldest brother and helping out the litttle siblings and being loved by them. My parents are the best in the world. They've taught me to believe and obey Jesus Christ and his commandments and through that I've found happiness. And Happiness is a funny thing. It's contagious and it makes a person want to spread it. Thats why I served as a missionary for my church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  

Why I am a Mormon

Well I'm a Mormon because I was born into the church but do not think that i'm a robot. I'm a spiritual convert. I do what I do and I know what I know because I live it and I know when something is real. Our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us and wants the best for us. And His Gospel which was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith is the way that the Lord has set up His Kingdom on earth. I'm a Mormon because I live the way the Lord had Joseph Smith, or any one of our modern-day prophets, teach. And when I see the hand of the Lord in anything I do, especially with the things that are specific with my church, I gain faith and belief.

How I live my faith

I serve where I can in the church. Having just returned from my mission, I don't quite have what we call a calling, yet. A calling is where we serve other members of our local congregations or, depending on the calling, that circle of resposibility will get larger. Before I was a missionary though I was a teacher in Primary, a class for young children. I taught 11 year old little kids from the scriptures and teachings of our modern-day prophets. We learned all sorts of stuff and it was great to be with those young people and strengthen each others faith. There's certainly a reason that Jesus told us to be as little children. Folks aften think that us mormons will do all we can to be good in order to get our way into heaven. We serve because serving others brings ourselves closer to God and He provides blessings to us by doing so. We also learn a great sense of Love. When you serve others you gain Love. In the Book of Mormon there is a king by the name of Benjamin. He taught his people, "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." So being a mormon, or Latter-Day Saint, I have been raised to always serve others.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ross Kay
No we certainly don't. We worship Our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and everything in our church is designed to bring us closer to them. Joseph Smith was a prophet just like Moses, Daniel, Isaiah, or Malachi. We talk about him so much because Joseph was the first prophet that the lord has called for many many years. Imagine the Isrealites in Egypt. After 400 years of being slaves, here comes this prophet from the desert named Moses. He did many great things. Imagine their love for him and their great respect. And they probably talked of him all the time. They did not worship him however. They knew who they worshipped. That was Heavenly Father. And through the teachings of Moses, which came from God, they came closer to God. In that same regard is the way we veiw the Prophet Joseph. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Ross Kay
Well this seems to be a very good example of an FAQ. Now being in college right now I could probably think the same thing about an advanced physics class or Calculus 2. What secrets do they teach in those classes and why can't I learn them? It's based on previous learning. The temple is the same. Just like I can't waltz into a calc class and "get it" without ALOT of previous learning, an average person won't "get" the full meaning and purpose of the temple without previous understanding and teaching and mostly BELIEF. For example, repentance won't do much good for a person unless they have the belief that they are forgiven of their sins through Jesus Christ. The temple provides additional learning and covenant making from that what we find in the scriptures and in church. And please don't think that Mormon's are trying to be exclusive. We wan't EVERYONE to attend the temple. That's why we go through such great lengths to PREPARE people to go there. You can't go and climb Mt Everest on a whim. It takes prep time. We send out missionaries to teach our unique message and bring people closer to Jesus Christ. We help them make covenants like Baptism. Then they get additional learning through sunday school and Church attendance and scripture study. Especially from the Book of Mormon. Then after some time they are prepared enough and they can attend the temple which is the source of the GREATEST of all blessings found within the LDS church. Show more Show less