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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

My name is Kevin Sonico. Currently, I am living in Utah, and am a graduate from BYU in Civil Engineering and Public Administration. I am the youngest of four siblings in my family. I'm grateful for the experiences I've had as the youngest child because my older siblings have set an example for me. My dream is to one day have a family, a job to be able to support my family, and to serve as a volunteer in another part of the world. I am interested in engineering, public administration, music, and history. Some of my favorite things to do is to play games, play racquetball, music, teach, and to spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church, so it has always been a part of my life. However, that doesn't mean that things have been easy. Just like everyone, I've struggled with my challenges and set-backs in life. By age 29, I was hoping to be married with a family, working full-time, and living my dreams. But I've found the Lord's timing is different from my timing. He has a perfect plan for me, despite my weaknesses, shortcomings, and mistakes. At many moments of my life, I've had to humble myself, and realize that the only perfect person on the earth was the Savior Jesus Christ, and that I need only to follow His example. It's only through His grace that I am here and have been blessed despite my imperfections. I have much room for improvement, but I still trust in Him and His promises to me. I love the church because it centers on family. Family is the most important thing to me. Even though I don't have a family of my own, my ward, brothers and sisters, and others have become my family, and they have provided me with the strengthening power I need at times to make it each day. The Lord has a plan with all of His children in the church.

How I live my faith

Right now I am in a single adult ward. I feel very blessed to have other single adults I can associate with that hold my same values. It doesn't mean that I am perfect, in fact, I've made many mistakes in my life, but I've made the decision to always repent and ask for forgiveness. I love to study the scriptures each day and ponder about how the scriptures apply in my life. I also pray daily to my Father in heaven. I'm privileged to be able to interact with members of the Elder's Quorum. These are faithful men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood and who serve one another and their community, support the sisters in the ward, and exercise their priesthood to give blessings and administer to the church. They are normal people, but each of them has something special or unique that they contribute in the quorum, and to the ward. As a person, I care about those who are struggling, or whose faith has become dim, and I enjoy visiting those people and trying to help them. Everyone has trials, and as brothers and sisters, we strengthen one another as we strive to lift and help each other as the family of God.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Kevin
A ward is much more than a congregation, it's a family. Growing up in the church, I remember all kinds of activities and service projects that we would have to help us become more acquainted with each other, and help build bonds of trust between the members. We would even visit members who couldn't make it to church, or didn't want to come. I remember visiting a lady named Sis. Johnson who's husband died of prostrate cancer. She always appreciated so much when my dad and I would visit her, and share how the Savior knows it was difficult for her to keep working and living alone. Those experiences made a strong impression on me at a young age, and now as a member in my current ward, I look for opportunities to serve those who may be struggling and help in whatever ways I can. Show more Show less