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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a medical student, an adventurer, and a seeker of truth. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Minnesota as the 2nd of 6 kids. In fact, both of my parents grew up in my hometown, and my grandparents continue to live there. Being raised in a loving and supportive family has helped me understand the importance of traditional family values and the foundation of family in society. I love being a student. Learning about the natural world, the arts, and other people fills me with awe and determination to make my own meaningful contribution. I enjoy playing sports, keeping up with current events, and participating in musical ensembles. I try to fill my life with meaning by developing new abilities, serving others, and being cheerful. Though I grew up in a Mormon family (both pairs of my grandparents converted when they were young adults), I have seen the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ myself. I know it's the way to happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm an active Mormon because living accordingly, I am happy. Through prayer, thought, and experimentation upon the word of God, I have come to know that God exists, that I am His child, and that the gospel of Jesus Christ is truly the only way back to Him. I also believe that God restored the fulness of the church of Jesus Christ to the earth in the early 19th century through the prophet Joseph Smith. Mormons accept all truth as it is revealed. That's the wonderful thing about this religion, it readily accepts truth. Today, God directs this church through a living prophet and living apostles who oversee church organization, clarify doctrine, and testify of the Savior. Yet, at the same time, each individual is entitled to receive personal revelation for him or herself and families. I strive to be an acceptor of truth regardless of the source - the prophet, personal revelation, scriptures, science, etc. I can testify that obedience to the principles of the gospel brings hope and peace and real, lasting joy in any season of life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving others. In spite of my imperfections, I know that success in this goal is measured through my small deeds of service such as teaching a short lesson in church, visiting with and caring for local church members, tutoring local high school students in science, spreading cheer and optimism, and living as an example of obedience to gospel principles.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kevin
Our mere existence ought to plant the question, "Is there a God?" in everyone's mind. Life seems utterly empty without at least a hope in something more than what lays before our eyes. So how can we know whether or not there is God? Many things can be seen as evidences that there is a God. The universe's existence, the earth's biodiversity, and our lives may be seen as evidence that there is a creator and grand designer. Additionally, we have the testimony of many great men living today or recorded as scripture that God lives and Jesus Christ is His son and our savior. Most importantly, we can receive a spiritual witness from the Holy Ghost, an unseen spiritual testifier or influence, that God lives. Jesus said of the Holy Ghost, "he shall testify of me" (John 15:26). Alma, a Book of Mormon prophet taught his people that the Holy Ghost is the source of a knowledge of God saying, "Behold I have fasted and prayed many days that I might know these things of myself. And now I do know of myself that they are true; for the Lord God hath made them manifest unto me by his Holy Spirit; (Alma 5:46). I too have felt the Holy Ghost's influence and testimony of God the Father and Jesus Christ. This feeling in my heart and in my mind has prompted me to believe in God. Show more Show less