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Hi I'm Kenneth

I grew up in Oklahoma. I'm a missionary for the church in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm really into martial arts, and outdoor activities, like rock climbing, hiking, that kind of thing. I graduated High School and after my mission I'll be going to college right after I get done. When I'm not serving on my mission I live with my Mom and Grandfather. I have 3 dogs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon, because when I was younger I felt God, our Heavenly Father, testify to me through the Holy Spirit that what the missionaries were teaching me was true. After I gained this witness I couldn't help, but want to feel the same spirit that the missionaries brought with them, for myself every waking moment. Since joining the Church I have had so much more guidance, help, and strength come from living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, than I ever could have had without it. Since coming on my mission I've come to realize just how much of a difference it can make in our lives by simply following the Savior's words of "Come follow me." And the strength that can come by heeding those simple words.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving those that are around me. By helping them learn more about the gospel as a missionary, and also by helping to ease their burdens by helping them through trials. By being there for them when they simply need to vent, and also by helping them when they need some extra hands to get a project done. One of the things that we do the most in the area I'm currently in is helping to feed horses. Especially for members, and non-members, who have medical problems that prevent them from doing chores that need to be done around the house, and yard. I'm a big believer in the phrase, "you are hereby called to serve." Serving isn't just helping out physically, or just spiritually. It's serving everyone around you in whatever capacity they need. We all would like a little more help in this life.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Kenneth
Self-reliance is important to us, because if there is a need from a neighbor or member we know that all of our needs are taken care of and we can more easily help those that are not as fortunate. Emergency preparedness is important to us or we talk about it so much, because we know that as it gets closer to the time of Christ Second Coming that there will be more disasters in the world. As a sign, or evidence, to us that the time is getting closer and closer. Much of the Book of Revelations speaks of the calamities that will be occurring in the world prior to the Saviors return. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Kenneth
We believe that the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit, is a personage of spirit that testifies of truth to us and helps us to know of decisions that we make that are pleasing to our Heavenly Father, God, through feelings that come to us in our hearts. The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. That he, Jesus Christ, and Heavenly Father are the ones that teach us of truth, show us the way that we should live, and bless us for following the example that our Savior Jesus Christ set for us. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Kenneth
Tithing money goes to the maintenance of church buildings, the construction of new buildings. It does not go to paying of clergy or church officers. Bishops, and other church leaders are not paid and have their own jobs to help them support their families. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kenneth
No we worship Joseph Smith no more than other Christians worship Moses. Joseph revealed God's word to us just as Moses did. We believe that Joseph Smith restored Christ Church again to the Earth through the power of God. But as the name says it isn't "The Church of Joseph Smith" it is however "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Kenneth
Prophets here in the America's wrote the Book of Mormon. These prophets came from Jerusalem during Old Testament times, and were guided here, much like how Heavenly Father guided Noah to build the Ark. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Kenneth
The church is very much so family oriented and it's chief goal is to help families come closer together, to help us become better individuals, and to return with our families to our Heavenly Father. Amongst a world where family values have been deteriorating, the church has not changed it's focus on the family, and the strength that those whom are not members of the Church have seen in families that are members of the church. Is one of the biggest things that I've seen that draws people to the church. Once they begin investigating the Church however, the Holy Ghost is the one that helps them know whether or not it is right, and that is where the strength comes from. Living the Gospel of Christ, forgive your neighbors, love one another, compassion, and charity. Are some of the things that I've seen strengthen families the most. And I know of no greater peace than that I've found from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Kenneth
If you know a friend that is Mormon, or is LDS they would be more than happy to talk to you about what we believe. If you'd like to learn more, and/or don't know a member of our church. You can ask to have representatives of the Church come and teach you more of what we believe in. These representatives we believe are called of God. And will not force you to do anything. They will only invite you to learn more about the Church and to see for yourself if the things feel right to you, or "if they are true" a common phrase that we use in the Church. Show more Show less