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Hi I'm Kevin

I investigate global financial crime for an online payment services company. I LOVE being a husband and father of 2. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Husband, Father of a 2 and a 4 year old, love graphic design, racquetball, detective shows, basketball, cooking, alternative music, desktop publishing, movies with the kids, drawing, social networking, and being busy doing the things that make me and my family happy. Most of my career has been in Retail Banking, from which I have learned organizational skills, audit compliance, business networking and finance abilities. I love the beach (West Coast, that is) and anything having to do with South American history, culture, language, food and people.

Why I am a Mormon

The Bible as well as the Book of Mormon teaches us the feelings of God's Holy Spirit, and how they are recognizable. While my knowledge and education of the LDS faith will never be complete, the feelings I get when I read a scripture, when I hear or sing a hymn, when someone bears testimony to me or when I participate in any function within the Church are undeniably from my Heavenly Father. I am thankful to know that if I am unsure of something, or if I ever have doubts, the presence of the Spirit calms my mind, and eliviates any uncertainty or doubt. I know if I am worthy of that Spirit, I will always know God's intentions for me.

How I live my faith

I serve as a Ward Clerk in my ward, meaning I assist the Bishop and his Counselors with administrative and clerical tasks involving membership, finances and other members' callings. It allows me to know more about and also help the other groups in the congregation like the Young Womens group, Boy Scouts, Sunday School, and the Activities Committe.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Kevin
The Word of Wisdom is the written result of a revelation given to Joseph Smith in February, 1833 with regards to physical health and things taken into the body. It can be found in the Doctrine and Covenants, under the 89th section. This can be found by searhcing on www.lds.org for Scriptures. While requiring specific adherence to these guidelines, it also offers a promise to its keepers of health, spiritual well-being and the ability to let your spirit guide you as opposed to addictions or appetites. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kevin
Yes. As a scripture passage from the Book of Mormon reads so beautifully "...we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." While the popular, secular name of the Church is the Mormon Church, for our belief in the Book of Mormon, the name of the church is really The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This can be translated to mean: The Christ-led church, restored to the manner in which Christ himself established, for His followers or disciples of this day and age. I personally know Jesus died for all mankind, and have accepted him not only as my Savior, but as the ONLY means by which I will be able to be forgiven of my mortal sins and to live with him and my Father in Heaven again. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Kevin
Although similar in structure to other religious services, Mormon Church meetings are run by the members of each congregation. Some choose or lead music. Others are asked to give personal, spiritual messages on gospel topics, others are asked to pray for the congregation. Visitors are always welcome. While it is not a requirement for men to wear suits or ties or women to wear dresses or skirts, we believe our outward appearance shows reverence toward our Heavenly Father, and those who have come to worship Him. We believe in dressing in our nicest, most appropriate attire. Sunday services are typically held in 3 sessions, each about an hour long. Sacrament Meeting is held in the Chapel for all to attend. The Bishop, head of the congregation, presides at this meeting, and the congregation sings hymns, and partakes of the sacrament bread and water. A few individuals who have been asked to prepare messages on specific topics will share, and more hymns conclude this meeting. In a 2nd session, Sunday School is taught in different age groups or by necessity, led by a teacher who encourages all to participate in reading, sharing personal stories, etc. The 3rd session is again divided somewhat by age group, and women attend a meeting together - to learn more about the Lord and His gospel, and the men join together in "Priesthood" to also be edified and to learn together. You can search for a nearby meetinghouse on www.lds.org Show more Show less