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Hi I'm Bevin

I'm a father of four daughters. I love to mountain bike. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am father of 4 daughters. I grew up in a family of 6 boys and 1 girl and fully expected that I would raise a boys’ basketball team as well. Contrary to my own desires, I was blessed with 4 beautiful daughters that continue to teach and train me on my role as their father. I am an athlete (much better in my own mind than I actually am) that finds the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat; more agony, than victory! I relish the opportunity to load my mountain bike into my truck, drive up into the mountains of Washington State and take in all of the beauties of this amazing State. I struggle to balance the responsibilities of family, work, recreation and my Faith. All similarly important but not enough time to spend equal amounts on all. I get excited by technological advances that increase my abilities to connect socially with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful for my ancestors that followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and joined the Church in England. This legacy of faith has been passed down from generation to generation blessing the lives of so many in my family along the way. I am a Mormon today because of my ancestors. But just because I was born a member of the Church, doesn't mean that there haven’t been many occasions where I have wondered myself why I am really a Mormon and whether I truly believe that this is the true Church. Every time I have wondered, it has always come back to my belief that as a Mormon, I have the fullness of the Gospel in my life. Through living Prophets, like Joseph Smith, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored on the Earth today; set up and organized exactly as Christ himself organized it when he was on the Earth. As a Mormon, I am taught to live my values every day and that through my example I am demonstrating to everyone my faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Being a Mormon is who I am. I don’t all of a sudden become a Mormon on Sunday when I attend Church. I am a Mormon every day of the week and in everything I do. The things that I have been taught or that I have taught on Sundays have defined me and have defined how I live my life. It has defined how I treat my beautiful wife and how I raise my four daughters, how I serve others, how I perform my responsibilities at work, and how I deal with the challenges in this life. This life is time for us to prepare to meet God and I believe that being a Mormon gives me the best chance to be most prepared to meet him again!

How I live my faith

Growing up in a family of 6 boys and 1 girl, life was a bit crazy at times. We were all very involved in sports and other activities that kept my parents constantly running from one game or one match to another. They could have put a taxi sign on our cars and no one would have questioned why. But through it all, they always taught us that living our Faith is not negotiable. We might be busy and there may be other priorities that are out there, but first and foremost we should live our Faith. They always made sure we were at our meetings on Sundays. There were many times, as the starting pitcher for my club baseball team, that I was asked to pitch in a tournament game on Sunday and it usually meant we were playing for the championship game. As difficult as it was and with the help of my parents, I made the decision early on that I would attend my church meetings and not participate in sporting events on Sunday. This was a defining moment in my life and how I would live my Faith for the rest of my life. I live my Faith because I love it and because I believe that having a purpose behind the things I do makes me a better person and gives me direction in my life. I love the phrase, “If you don’t for something, you will fall for anything”. I believe this is true!