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Hi I'm Kent Hendrix

I'm a 4th degree black belt in Kishindo karate. I'm a pharmaceutical statistician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like Karate! When I was 14, my friend's older brother introduced me to Kishindo. I was a solid B-C student, and when I learned the self discipline from the martial arts, my grades improved a lot. When I graduated, I had straight A's. I owe a lot of who I am to my sensei. I also like Statistics. I went to BYU and took a statistics class. I loved it. I thought that with statistics I can know anything about the world. I earned my bachelors degree in statistics/computer science, and I have worked as a pharmaceutical statistics programmer for the last many years. Finally I owe the most of who I am to my parents who taught me what was right.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ and his Atonement. When I was young, I wondered if the Mormon church was true, and I was challenged to read the Book of Mormon, and I did. In the closing chapter of the Book of Mormon, it gives a challenge, that if you pray about what you read, you will recieve an answer of it's truthfulness. So, I put that promise to the test, and I read the entire Book of Mormon and I prayed about it, and I had the Spirit bear witness to me that what I had read was true. This has given me confidence in accepting all of the other tenents of the LDS religion. In every case, I've been able to pray about and receive an answer about each issue. By applying these same principles throughout my life, I've grown to have a testimony of Jesus Christ and of His church on the Earth today. I have confidence that the same principles can be applied in your life, and that you also can know that Jesus is our Savior and that He has a plan for us.

How I live my faith

I am currently the leader of our local congregation -- a bishop. Our church has a volunteer clergy, and we take turns filling the different roles. In my role I oversee the operations of our congregation. I counsel with members and try to help them through difficult times. I assist people in working through the process of repentance and help them come unto Christ. Without God's help, I would feel overwhelmed with this responsibility, but I have had many experiences when I have received inspiration to say the right words at the right time to really help people change their lives or receive the comfort they needed.