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Hi I'm Kirk

I grew up in Idaho. Served a mission in Norway. Received my degree from the University of Hawaii. I teach business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My career is teaching entrepreneurship and advising businesses. I am a father to 6 beautiful children and have two wonderful grandchildren. My wife and I have been married for 27 years. I serve on the board of a main street organization and volunteer for several community service organizations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Just like you, I still had to find out for myself if this was God's actual church on the earth. My journey to find the truth for myself started with asking God, studying the teachings of the church, reading the Book of Mormon, asking questions, seeking answers, comparing what I was learning with other religions and philosophies. I was continually confronting my doubts and relying on God for inspiration and direction. I wanted to worship God in truth and not be deceived by man's teachings or falsehoods. I did not want to be tricked or self deceived. I wanted the truth and the answer to come from God and not my imagination. In quiet moments of pondering, prayer, pleading, and challenging life experiences the Spirit of God witnessed the truth of it to my mind and heart over and over. The knowledge I continue to receive from God's Spirit comforts me, gives me peace, purpose, and direction. That is why I am a Mormon and why I encourage you to find out for yourself.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of teaching classes and sometimes speaking to congregations to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthen the faith of our members. I am also assigned to visit with and watch over 6 families in my congregation. I visit with them each month to assist them in meeting their physical and spiritual needs. I welcome opportunities to go out with our missionaries to meet non-member friends and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.