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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Orem, Utah. I'm a practicing physician, and I love my family.

About Me

I'm married, 42 years old, my wife and I have 5 children. I'm a physician, practicing in Colorado. My family and I enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, and music. I'm an avid reader, and we all enjoy traveling and visiting with our extended families.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has been in the church for several generations. I've believed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the time I was young. I served a mission for my church in Japan at the age of 19. I find that my belief in Jesus Christ and my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints brings meaning and peace and joy into my life and the lives of my family.

How I live my faith

I try to continually learn by reading the scriptures, which are the word of God. I also pray and strive to serve those around me and I do my best to try to do what the Lord would have me do. It's not easy to be a real follower of Christ, it's hard to leave behind your selfish wants and to serve your family and fellow men. I try especially hard to balance the time I spend at work with my family time and time spent with Church service. I'm glad that I can lean on the Saviour and let Him help me with my weakness.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

I believe that the family is the most important thing in this life and in eternity. Families can be together even after we pass away. We also believe in the power of saving Gospel ordinances, like baptism, that allow us to enter into a pathway that can help us return to our Father in Heaven. Many of our ancestors never had the opportunity to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of recieve these saving ordinances. We perform ordinances in our temples for our ancestors so that they can have the same opportunity to be together with those of us who had the opportunity to hear the gospel in this life. In this way, we can link multiple generations of our own families together to be together after this life with God. Show more Show less