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Hi I'm Kevin

I love cooking & eating, music, corny jokes, campfires, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town working on a farm with my family. I lived in the same house until I graduated high school. I met my wife in my freshman year of college, we stayed in contact while I was serving as a missionary, we got married not too long after I returned home, now we have kids and life is good! I am still in college taking business classes and working full time for a software company as well. I enjoy creating things, I like to play music on the guitar, cooking things (mostly because I like to eat good food), being in the mountains, and really just having fun with whatever it is I'm doing. I do enjoy jokes that you'd probably find on a Laffy Taffy wrapper.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught all my life by my parents the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. They taught it by example, and I was able to see from how they lived that the key to having a happy life is keeping a close relationship with God and family. I learned how to apply gospel principles in simple ways when I was young, such as praying to find something I lost. Our family study scriptures each day before school. My siblings and I didn't always have the best attitude about studying scriptures early in the morning, but it has had a lasting impression on each of us. Having an understanding that God is my Heavenly Father and that he wants me to be happy has a big impact on my life. It effects choices I make every single day. My relationship with Him makes me want to be honest, have self control and be disciplined, say something nice when I naturally feel like being rude or sarcastic, give service to other people, be a good husband and father and treasure the time I have with my family. I know Heavenly Father cares about me personally and loves me even more than my own spouse or parents are even capable of loving me. The life and death of Jesus Christ for each of us is the greatest evidence of God's love for us. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ really did appear to Joseph Smith and I have come to know that through sincere prayer and study of the Book of Mormon. He did translate that book with the assistance of God. Studying the Book of Mormon enhances my understanding of the Bible. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the same church Jesus Christ organized while he was on earth. He set it up with prophets and apostles, and he continues to lead His Church through prophets and apostles today. I know that to be true. Understanding these things has helped me face challenges in life with a positive attitude and look at things with a long term perspective. Life as a "Mormon" is a happy life.

How I live my faith

For a couple years or so I taught the 14-15 year old boys almost every Sunday. Along with that I went to activities (including Boy Scouts) with that same group of boys throughout the week. I enjoyed associating with them. I felt like I made a big attitude change in my life for the better when I was that age and that helped me relate well to them. One of the teenage young men at the church (who I used to teach each week) and I are assigned to visit a few families each month, share a spiritual message, pray with them and offer service. We take turns giving lessons. There have been several times where I've had the opportunity to give priesthood blessings to individuals who were sick and/or struggling with different trials in their life. One of my assignments now deals with book keeping. For example, I assist in helping the leaders in our area update and gather different information about assignments members of the church have, to help them determine where people in the area should serve. With each of the assignments and responsibilities I have and have had, I feel like I need the Lord's help to do it right (since it is His work after all), and that is one thing that really makes me want to be the best I can be.

What is being a Mormon like?

Kevin
It's the happiest way to live, no question. It requires a lot of discipline and effort to follow Church standards and serve, but happiness is always the result Show more Show less