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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in Utah, I'm a financial professional, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently running my own business and am a husband and father of three. I really love to be outdoors. Hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and boating just to name a few. I'm fiercely devoted to my family and love to be with my children. They, along with my beautiful wife, are the lights of my world.

Why I am a Mormon

When it comes right down to it, being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is all about how you feel inside. I was lucky enough to have parents who were both converted to the church, but not pushy about my development. I rebelled and gave them plenty of gray hairs as a teenager (who doesn't right?), but I learned for myself of the truth that the restored gospel found in this church has to offer the world. I gained my testimony gradually as I grew up, then I questioned it, and then I decided to find out for myself if what I had been taught as a youth was really right. I knew that God couldn't lie, and I believed that he would tell me what I needed to do just like in James 1:5. I got my answer, and it filled my heart with intense joy and light. I never questioned my faith again, though I have not stopped asking God for guidance. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us just as we are...like any perfect father would. And I believe with all my heart that He wants us to return to be with Him again. The only way that I know how to do this is to follow in the footsteps of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is by Him and through Him only that we can be saved.

How I live my faith

It has been my pleasure to serve my God in many capacities both in the church and outside of it. I've worked in various service organizations such as the United Way and Habitat for Humanity. Inside the church I've been a missionary in the southern part of the United States, and am currently serving as a leader in our Stake High Council, a leadership and advisory position. It's really rewarding to be asked and to volunteer yourself to serve. Great blessings from our Heavenly Father await us as we help another of His children in their journey here upon the Earth. As the Savior taught us, we must do the will of our Father, and not just speak His name a few times a week to progress.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Kevin
Our Temples are used to bring us closer in spirit to our Savior. When Jesus Christ gave his life for each of us, he performed a vicarious work for us. It was something we couldn't do for ourselves, but he did it for us. Likewise, we take part in the ordinances that unify our families together for life here on earth and for the eternities to come. This involves vicarious works that we perform for others that are no longer capable of doing so. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kevin
We believe that our families are the basic unit of any society, and that failure in the home means that we've failed as a nation and a people. We've heard that it takes a village to raise a child, and that's true enough. But our leaders have told us that the most important work we can do in life, even more than any professional pursuits, is to raise our children in righteousness. Think about it. If each father and mother were just a little more engaged in their family's lives (i'm not talking about controlling their family), helping their sons and daughters with the challenges they constantly face, the crises we find ourselves in as a nation would become much less. We'd have more good in the world as a result. You may think that naive or unrealistic, but I know how much good one family can cause, and how much pain another can cause. We want to change the world, and to do that we need to change ourselves and help our families become better too. Show more Show less