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Hi I'm Kenny

I excel at academics. I play the organ . I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in the South Houston area. I grew up in northern Utah, like many members of the Church. I have always enjoyed school and performed well academically. I started playing the piano and organ when I was 16, taking lessons from my uncle. I plan to get a degree in Electrical Engineering after I finish my mission. I enjoy playing video games and learning the doctrines of the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I did grow up in the Church, but for a time my activity was hollow. I was offended by another member, and though I still attended church, I didn't really get anything from it. After a while, I decided to experiment and see if the Church was still for me. I started to pray more earnestly and actually study, not just read, the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. As I did so, the hurt and offense faded away and the hollowness was filled with peace. That is why I am still a member and furthermore am serving a mission for the Lord.

How I live my faith

The Lord's pattern for His people is given in what we call the Golden Rule, to do unto another as we would have others do unto us. I have given service to those in need, and received service during crises in my home. I have been taught the gospel by fellow members, and I now teach and share insights I have gained through my studies during my full-time missionary service here in Texas. I love the many resources the Church provides to learn about the gospel outside of Sunday services as well, such as broadcasts from general church leaders, study guides, and fellow members.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that it is only through grace that we can be saved. There is no way that our own works can save us. Jesus Christ and His Atonement are the source of all grace, and we receive many unconditional blessings from it, including the very ability to distinguish good from evil. However, to receive every blessing He has to give, He expects us to live His gospel. From both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, we learn that Jesus expects us to have faith in Him, to repent, to be baptized by someone holding His priesthood, receive the Holy Ghost, and give our very best efforts to emulate His example. Of course, we need His grace or assistance from day to day in order to live this way, but ultimately the choice is ours. Show more Show less