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Hi I'm Ken

I'm an engineer, a programmer, a 3D artist, a triathlete, a nerd, a husband and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 29 year old mechanical engineer. My work involves both traditional engineering and some engineering specific programming. I enjoy my work, which is something I couldn't have said three months ago. I believe in loving what you do every day. I enjoy 3D animation as a hobby. As an engineer I spend too much of my time on the analytic side of my brain, so I use animation as a way to balance my life out. I also enjoy swimming, running and biking, and I am training for a sprint triathlon. I love Tennis, both watching and playing. I've recently been blessed to become a husband. This change has brought unbelievable joy to my life. I don't know what I did so long without her. She has brought balance and love in ways I can't describe. I'm so glad I decided to marry her.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Mormon church. My parents had deep faith in the church and tried to pass this belief on to their children. While I have adopted the beliefs of my parents, my own beliefs have come not from them, but from the Lord. When I was 17 years old, I realized that being a member of the Mormon church was a choice I needed to make. Even though I knew my parents wanted that for me, I had to know whether I truly wanted that for myself. I had read the Book of Mormon all of my life, but at this time I read it with renewed desire to find the truth. Was the Book of Mormon true? Did Joseph Smith have the power and authority to translate it? These are the questions I set out to answer. On the evening that I finished reading the Book of Mormon in its entirety I felt the need to pray. Somehow I knew there was something that God wanted to tell me, and I needed to ask Him. I knelt at the side of my bed and began to pray. I asked the Lord if the book I had just finished was true. Was it truly the word of God? I can't describe adequately the feeling of intense communication that happened in those moments. The Lord was telling me with absolute certainty that the Book of Mormon was true. I will never forget the feeling I had that night as I knelt to pray. I have had many experiences since that time that have each strengthened my conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know that fact as sure as I know that I exist. It is true.

How I live my faith

In my life my faith drives most everything that I do. I strive daily to become more like my Savior. Although I often fail to live up to what I hope I can be, I know that the Lord is with me. I try to serve others when I can. I try to be a good Christian man, and fight for what is right. At church I serve by teaching the very youngest of our congregation. My wife and I were asked to teach the 1 1/2 to 2 year old children. They are very energetic, and this assignment can often be a difficult one to fill. We are doing our best, and we feel that the Lord loves these children very much. We feel blessed to be a part of their lives.