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Hi I'm Kevin K.

I'm an International Purser and Flight Attendant flying all over the world, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm have been a flight attendant with one of the world's largest airlines since 1988, flying primarily the Purser position on international flights to Europe and South America. I am married and the proud father of six children. My favorite hobby is competitive shooting sports, particularly pistol competitions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Salt Lake City to LDS parents. As a typical rebellious teenager I began to question the values I had been raised with. I left church activity to explore other philosophies, religions, and life styles. During my first year of college my best friend was killed in a private plane crash. Grieving his loss and trying to make sense of what seemed to be such a senseless death, questions about the purpose of life took center stage in my mind. In my search for answers I concluded it was logical to investigate the LDS church along with all the others. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover with a sincere desire to discover the truth. Throughout my time reading the Book of Mormon, I attended Sunday meetings at the local university student branch. My most profound questions regarding the purpose of life, and my life in particular became clear. I came to know the Book of Mormon to be exactly what it claimed to be...scripture, writings of ancient prophets translated by the gift and power of God. It increased my understanding and belief in Christ, our Savior, the Son of God, and my personal Savior and Redeemer. That was more than thirty years ago. I know now that my experiences were nothing less than divine guidance for someone earnestly seeking to know the truth about God. Countless experiences throughout my life have confirmed that belief and knowledge. I am far from perfect, yet I have a hope that someday, certainly beyond the veil of this existence, with the help of the Lord I may become like him, as he has invited and even commanded us all to do. In the meantime, my membership in the church and testimony of its truthfulness influences every aspect of my life. To the degree that I fail to live in harmony with those revealed truths, I experience sadness and disappointment, and conversely, I find the greatest happiness and fulfillment in life when I am living in accordance to the teachings of the gospel as revealed through modern day prophets and apostles.

How I live my faith

I have served in various callings in the church. I have been a teacher of young men, served as a temple worker, was on what is called the High Council, a group of 12 men who assist the leaders of a stake, which is a group of congregations, usually 8 to 12 within a geographical region. I have been a Sunday School teacher, and a teacher for men's groups call called priesthood quorums. Currently my job as a Flight Attendant Purser on international routes keeps me away from home a lot, and my current calling is what is called a Home Teacher. I visit two families and two individuals from our congregation once a month. I offer friendship, concern for their welfare, and spiritual support. If they have needs they can't meet on their own, I bring those needs to the attention of church leaders, who in turn look for ways to help meet those needs. I also have home teachers who visit our family once a month. I know I can call on them if something comes up that I can't handle on my own. It's rare that anything like that comes up. Recently I had back surgery and could not lift anything heavier than ten pounds. We had downsized to a smaller home this year, and there were quite a few items that had to be moved or we would lose them. I called my home teacher and he arranged a time when he and some others came and helped move everything I couldn't. I would do the same for one of the people in my home teaching group, and have done in the past. On a daily basis, I pray, try to read scripture once a day, and exercise my faith in God by looking for ways he blesses me and thanking him for those blessings. I could write about many times when I have searched and searched for something misplaced or lost. After looking extensively, I would say a prayer, either aloud or silently, and be prompted to look somewhere I hadn't looked. Many more times than not, I would find the item. Not a big deal to some, but to me, I know God know me and my needs.