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Hi I'm Ken Avery

I'm a husband, I'm a dad, I'm a builder & general contractor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a husband and a father of four. Three strong and handsome boys and our youngest is a beautiful and spirited little girl. I love to be with my family whether we’re working or playing and I love watching them grow. I’m a general contractor. I enjoy my work and the sense of accomplishment I get with building and remodeling. Our family enjoys camping, biking, and most other outdoor activities. When I’m not working too hard I like to run. I live and love a very simple life (sometimes I think its even puzzlingly simple to others).

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized young but grew up in a family that struggled in the church. There were times they came to church but probably more times they didn’t. Despite my very shy disposition, when I attended, I felt loved and warm. Some of this, I’m certain, had to do with good people putting their arms around me and making me feel welcome, but even when I was young I could recognize the true principles being taught. Through my adolescent years I continued to accept invitations for rides to church and often sought them out myself. I felt good and right about the things I was learning. Eventually I served a two year mission for the church. The lessons about service, love, sacrifice, and the power of the atonement of our Savior that I took from the mission field have served as a solid foundation for everything I have since become. I love feeling close to God. I feel closest when I’m fully plugged in to regular church attendance, studying the scriptures and serving others.

How I live my faith

There are always plenty of opportunities to serve within the church. Right now I serve as a councelor to the bishop in our ward. The bishop is the head pastor of our congregation. He directs the affairs of our ward and I help to carry out that direction. Much of what I spend my time on has something to do with service in the church. As I’m serving I’m always trying to listen close to thoughts or feelings that the Spirit might be trying to communicate to me and as I recognize a nudge from the Spirit I try to do what I understand should be done. It’s a pretty simple formula with really gratifying bi-products. I listen, I do, I’m happy.