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Hi I'm Kent

I grew up in Minnesota. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl.) Two of my children have graduated from college and the other 2 are in another state going to college. My wife and I have been "empty nester's" for about 2 years. We got a cat to break up the silence a little. I work do remote operating system support for several major IBM clients. My wife is a ski patrol at a local ski resort in Minnesota. We ski, and cut wood in the winter. In summer, we are outside riding our road bikes or working in our garden. At night, we read a great variety of books. Even though our children are out of the house, I must admit that I worry about them more now. Through our early married life we lived in New York, Illinios and Texas. I was privilaged as a youth to live in Wales.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and their parents before them were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) for many generations. I was baptized when I was eight years old and participated in all the church programs. BUT I did not know whether or not the Mormon's taught the truth from God until I was fifteen years old. At that time, we were living in Wales and I could not continue without knowing whether or not the Mormon Church was true. My parents did not pressure me one way or the other. They allowed me to make my own decision. I studied the Book of Mormon carefully for several months. Then I asked God if the book contained his truth. Over time I received a witness that it was true. Forty years later, I continue to know that it is true. Life has not been easy for me. I've seen the death of my parents and emotional illness in people close to me. Nevertheless, I continue to believe that there is a God in Heaven and the Mormon Church is his church.

How I live my faith

The Mormon church teaches us to follow the commandments of God and work to become more Christ like people. I do all I can to keep all of the 10 commandments. There is no better way to live than with a clear conscience. Today's society does not teach people to keep the 10 commandments so that is a big life style difference. There are other things that come from believing God speaks thru prophets today. We are asked to donate 10 percent of our income to the church. I gladly do this. We are asked to help each other in the church. I help watch over several other local families and teach 3 year old children on Sunday. We are strongly encouraged to spend time in prayer and scripture study daily. I find that time a wonderful opportunity to draw close to God and learn from him. I can't think of any better place to be in these troubled times.