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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in California and moved to Idaho in 1980. I joined the church in 1986. I am proud to call myself a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the Church in 1986 while living in Northern Idaho. I was a member for 1 year when I talked to my bishop about serving a mission. He encouraged me to fill out the paperwork and send it in. I received my mission call to serve in the Canada Toronto Mission and I was 27 years old when I arrived in the mission. I loved my mission, it was the most well spent years of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife is not a member of the LDS church but she supports me in my church duties. and our 28 year old daughter has asked why I would give up drinking to belong to a church? To her I answer "Drinking is not good for my health or yours. I choose not to drink not because the church tells me not to but because I know that the Lord would not ask me to stop without a very good reason." I love my membership in the church and am glad everyday that our Father in heaven has given us the free agency to choose which path we will follow.

How I live my faith

I am the Sunday School president for my ward and it is my job to make sure that all the classes have teachers and if any teachers are missing it is my responsibility to either teach the class or find a substitute teacher for it. I enjoy home teaching approximately 15 families in the ward. it is the responsibility of myself and my companion to visit these families on a monthly basis and share a message with them, and determine if they have any needs that they cannot take care of on their own. If there are needs that we are unable to assist them with we report these needs to the Bishop and ask for assistance.

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

Kevin
Everyone is invited to attend our meetings on Sundays. In my ward our first meeting is what we call the Sacrament Meeting, this is when we take what some religions call Communion, in our church it is called the Sacrament. the meeting is opened by a member of the local leadership who announces the opening Hymn and a prayer is offered by a member of the congregation. Ward business is then conducted and them another Hymn is sung. The sacrament is bread and water that is prepared and blessed by priesthood holders and then passed to the members of the congregation who may partake of it if they so choose. We do not pass a collection plate during our meetings. After Sacrament meeting is Sunday School for the Adults and Young people. After Sunday School is Priesthood and Relief Society meetings. Show more Show less