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Hi I'm Kevin

I am from Utah, studying biochemistry, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Nebraska, and when I was 13 my family and I moved to Utah where I have lived ever since. I am currently at college studying biochemistry. After I graduate I hope to go to graduate school and eventually become a pharmacist. I am a huge Star Wars fan and enjoy watching all the movies. I love practicing guitar (even though I'm not very good yet) and spending time with my wonderful wife and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because God has witnessed to my heart that it is the true church. I was born in this church; my parents are members. At first I participated in the church only because my parents did. However later in life I decided to pray and ask God if the church I was in was true. When I did, I felt an immense peace in my heart that I knew was the answer that yes it was right. Since then as I continue to participate in the church my testimony grows stronger and stronger. I know this is Christ's only true church on the earth today. It was restored by God through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know we have a living prophet who teaches us God's will for our days. Christ lives and through Him we can live with our Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

For me the best way to live my faith is striving to be like Christ and follow His perfect example. I try to look for small opportunities everyday where I can lend a helping hand to someone. I try to always carry a smile and brighten someone's day as Christ would. I also served for two years in Paraguay sharing the gospel with the people there and helping them to know for themselves the truthfulness of the church. I am not perfect by any means, but my goal is to follow Christ and do the things that He would do.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kevin
Absolutely! Families can be together forever-not just until death. This is possible because in the Church of Jesus Christ, God has given righteous men the power and authority to marry man and wife for all eternity. This is the same power the Christ gave Peter in the New Testament when He told Peter "And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matthew 16:19). I know that families can live together forever if they are faithful to God's commandments. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Kevin
We see today that there are many different kinds of baptisms. However the Lord has only established one way. "One Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5). The only baptism that is valid for God is one performed with His authority. For example, a police officer has authority from the government to enforce the law, but someone who isn't a police officer can't because he or she doesn't have the authority. Likewise only those with God's authority can baptize in the way that is valid for God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Kevin
Death is just the separation of our body and spirit. It is a step in God's plan for each of us, but it is not the end. Our body may go to the grave, but our spirit lives on. Our spirit goes to a place called the spirit world where we wait until the time comes for us to be resurrected. Our body and spirit will eventually be reunited in a perfect form. This is possible only through the Atonement of Christ. Because Christ was resurrected we will all be resurrected. We will all have perfect bodies and if we have been diligent in keeping God's commandments we will enter into His kingdom to live with Him in glory forever. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Kevin
We believe that the Godhead is made up of three personages: God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. All three are separate, distinct beings, but work for the same purpose: our living with them again. God is our Heavenly Father. He created us. He and His Son Jesus Christ each have separate bodies. The Holy Ghost doesn't have a body but is a personage in spirit. The Holy Ghost can put feelings in our hearts to teach us the truth of all things. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Kevin
The prophet is chosen by Christ Himself. He has called and appointed the prophet that lives today just as He called Moses, Elijah, and Isaiah anciently. God is perfect, therefore, He doesn't change. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same church with the same organization as it was anciently. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Kevin
From my study of the scriptures, I have come to realize that faith is a firm belief that moves us to action. Everyday we do things because we believe they will help us achieve some end result. Likewise, when we have faith in God we believe in Him firmly enough to follow His commandments, and because of our obedience we can have a firm hope of receiving the promised blessings. Faith is a principle of action and power. By exercising our faith in God through obedience we will see miracles happen in our lives. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Kevin
When Christ was on the earth He established His church, called 12 Apostles, and gave them the authority to baptize and administer other saving ordinances that would help people return to live with God. After Christ's ascension, the 12 Apostles continued to administer the church under Christ's direction which they received through revelation. Unfortunately many people rejected Christ's Church and persecuted and killed the Apostles. With their death the authority they had was taken from the earth. No one had authority from God to baptize or perform other ordinances. Many people began to interpret the Bible in their own way, and many churches were established each with different teachings. With the authority to baptize gone from the earth and all the confusion on how to interpret the Bible, it was necessary that Heavenly Father call a prophet to restore Christ's Church to the earth. Through the prophet Joseph Smith, the Church of Jesus Christ was reestablished and the authority to baptize in the name of Christ was again given to man upon the earth. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore truths that had been lost. Through him Christ was able to restore His Church in these latter days. Show more Show less