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Hi I'm Ken

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

About Me

Hi, I'm Ken and I live in South Carolina. I was born in southern Indiana and raised in south Florida. I'm a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle, and happily a grandfather. I grew up Catholic and became a Presbyterian at the ripe old age of thirty-three. I appreciate my religious upbringing as it set the stage for more understanding and more belief. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1996. I find it very comforting to know where you came from and the many blessings you may receive from your Heavenly Father.  To me it is so comforting to know the whole truth about where I came from, where I am now, and what is possible for God's children in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

The short version is because two caring and hard-working missionaries knocked on my office door one afternoon in 1995 and asked if they could share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with me. I decided to listen to them...mostly out of curiosity. I certainly wasn't looking for a religion at the time. They spent about an hour with me, mostly answering my questions and then left. I offered that they could come back anytime. A week later they did return. Our discussions and questions continued. A few days later they again returned and by this time I was starting to take a liking to them but still had no thoughts of joining a different religion. On this third visit both young missionaries bore their testimonies. When I saw the tears of sincerity running down their faces my first thought was "well I don't know if what they believe is true but I sure believe that they believe it." We agreed to meet again in a few days. During that meeting they asked me to read a few marked scriptures out of the Book of Mormon and then to pray about the truthfulness of the book and of the church. Now being very curious and wanting to know if what they were telling me and what the Book of Mormon contained was true, and "if" God wanted me to join this church, I set out to get an answer. I prayed about the matter almost constantly for several weeks. I prayed when I got up in the morning, when I walked the dog, when I drove to work, when I went to lunch, when I drove home and again when I went to bed. I really wanted to know if this was what God wanted me to do. In the midst of praying about it on the drive home one afternoon a reasuring calm came over me like a wave of fresh air. I knew right there and then that the Holy Ghost was answering my prayers and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the true church and that my Heavenly Father did want me to join the church so I could learn all that had been revealed and to know all that could be received in this life and in the next.

How I live my faith

I find that keeping the Commandments, keeping the Word of Wisdom, serving assigned callings and striving to be better tomorrow than I was today keeps me pointed in the right direction. Attending Sacrament Meetings, attending Priesthood meetings, home teaching and continuous scripture study brings me closer to the Savior and to our Heavenly Father. Serving in the Temple is a blessing that is almost impossible to explain. Serving a service mission and in the Bishop's Storehouse was another way of saying "Thank You Father" for all you do for me.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ken
Speaking for myself, and sincerely answering the question, I say read, study, take the missionary discussions and then PRAY to your Heavenly Father, asking in all sincerity "if the things you have read, studied, and learned from the missionaries, are true? Pray without ceasing. Pray because you want to know and because you want to serve your God in the best possible way. I know that if you do ask in all sincerity, with real intent, you will get an answer by the calming small voice of the Holy Ghost. Then, and forever more, you will know that the God that made you, the God that loves you, and the God that wants far more for you than you currently know, has answered your question. That, you will never deny.  Show more Show less