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Hi I'm Ken Krogue

This is me finishing my first and only marathon. My wife Crystal and I have five kids, I own a software company. I'm LDS (Mormon)

About Me

I have a wonderful wife that I met as a missionary- she was a sister missionary from Idaho. We have 5 wonderful kids, 4 boys and a girl. I'm the President and Founder of a software company that I started with my business partner in 2004. I went to the United States Naval Academy. I love to go hiking with my family and the Boy Scouts. I also love to ride motorcycles dirt bikes with my family, write on my blogs and read lots of great books.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, or rather a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. I grew up as a member of the church, and I believed it to be true. At the age of fifteen I began to be somewhat rebellious from my life in Utah and sought out truths from many religions. When I was seventeen years old, while at the Naval Academy, I had some humbling events with the near death and miraculous healing of my best friend. I had never had anything like this happen to me. This caused me to want to change my life and to really study things for myself. I needed to know that Jesus was the Christ, that Joseph Smith was really a prophet, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints was the restored church of Christ here on the earth. I began a two year journey of study, prayer, and fasting that culminated in my deciding to leave the Academy and serve an LDS mission for two years. I served in South Carolina. The first thing I did was to study the God of the Old Testament and life of Jesus Christ. I read the Bible cover to cover. I also read a marvelous book called "Jesus the Christ" and every other book I could find about Him. I already believed in Christ, but I gained a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. The next thing I needed to find out was whether or not He had restored His church to the earth. I spent months going to many churches with my different friends from Annapolis and I brought them to my church. I read the Book of Mormon for myself all the way through in two days. In fact, I stayed up all night for two consecutive nights reading in the attic of Bancroft Hall. By the 11th page I knew that no man, even as intelligent as Joseph Smith, could have written it without divine inspiration. By the time I finished the book I received a witness by the power of the Holy Ghost that it was true. There was a specific promise contained at the end of the book in Moroni 10:3-5 that I put to the test for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by first trying to live my religion. I believe religion is on the inside, church is on the outside. It took me many years to look past the people. I've heard it said that the gospel of Christ is a perfect structure full of imperfect people. I have several private practices that help me fill up my daily reservoirs of faith. I pray several times a day, in both my professional and personal life. I try to be kind and honest in all that I do. I try to emulate what a disciple of Christ would do. I fast once or twice a month. I read my scriptures daily and spend time weekly with my family in a Family Home Evening on Monday nights where we alternate between lessens and activities that are fun and uplifting. On Sunday nights we have a Family Council where we plan the week, the month, and larger activities. I try to serve others and befriend those who seem a little down. I was given a second chance in life so I look for opportunities to be a catalyst for good in others.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Ken Krogue
The Book of Mormon is a record of an ancient people that primarily lived here on the North American Continent from 600 BC to 400 AD. This race of people come from a family lead by a minor prophet named Lehi who left Jerusalem just before the Babylonian Captivity of 587 BC. Lehi was actually a descendant of Joseph, not Judah. His journey lasted nearly a decade and is included in the first book of the Book of Mormon. Mormon is a prophet historian who compiled the collection of writings from all those who made records. It is another Testament of Jesus Christ, hand-in-hand with the Bible. Ezekial 37 talks about the coming forth of a "Stick of Joseph" that would go with the "Stick of Judah" (The Bible) as two witnesses of Jesus Christ in the last day. There is some incredible recent evidence about DNA research regarding the Book of Mormon. But science or not, I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God designed to help us separate truth from falsehood and to guide us to truth through the witness of the Holy Ghost. It also brings far more clarity to the doctrine of being Born Again that caused such confusion to Nicodemus in the Book of John. The 31st Chapter of Nephi is the only step-by-step process outlined in all of scripture on the process of being born again and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and the Baptism of Fire that gives the promised new heart that the Bible alludes to. I know this book to be true, and these doctrines to be true. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Ken Krogue
What is faith? Finding the answer to this question has been one of the most important searches of my life. I'll share what I have learned (and I'm still working on it.) Faith is hoping for things which are not seen, which are true. (see Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21.) This has two parts: 1) Faith becomes knowledge once you can see the outcome. Doubting Thomas believed when he saw the resurrected Christ. He then knew, but he completely missed the part about faith. 2) Faith is based on truth. Planting an apple seed will not grow into an orange tree no matter how much I hope or wish that it will. It must be based on true concepts. But still, I must plant the seed and water and nourish or nothing at all will grow. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the assurance of things not seen. (see Hebrews 11:1, JST.) If I get an answer to prayer that I can do something, I now have an assurance that it can be done from God, who cannot lie. If I begin working on making it happen, I am acting in faith. If I have no assurance, I am acting in belief, not faith. If I have seen something, and I act to make it happen again, I am acting on both knowledge and faith. I've seen it before = knowledge, I'm acting and hoping the same thing will happen again = faith. Faith is the first principle of all action. To act in faith I must act... Faith without works is dead, being alone. Belief is a precurser to faith. "He that cometh to God must first believe that is he is." (Heb 11:6) Show more Show less