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Hi I'm Ken.

I'm a Mormon. I joined the Church over 60 years ago. Spent 30 years in the U.S. Army, and now live in California.

About Me

My family is most important to me, but first I try to be a faithful child of God, and a loyal American. Then, my family has top priority. I always try to put my own interests after doing my duties to God, the United States of America, my family, and my neighbor. I believe that trying to be a good person in the eyes of God, and a good citizen of the USA, will make life better for my family and my neighbor. I served on active duty in the United States Army for 30 years. After that, I worked overseas, as a military trainer, for an additional 12 years. I like to think that my service, in some small way, helped to defend freedom in the world and make our country a little bit safer. I know that my contribution was but a pittance when compared to that of others, but I did as much as I could. Enough said.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother, my three brothers, and I were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 31, 1949. That was the second-most happiest day of my life. My father was baptized the following June of 1950. And my sister was baptized when she was eight years old in 1953. We became mormons after being "found" by the full-time missionaries in our town and attending Church meetings with the other 50 or so Mormons in the area. I joined because I had gained my own personal testimony by studying the Gospel with the other kids in my Sunday School class and praying to know if it was true. At the time, I was only 15 years old, but I easily answered "Yes." when asked if I wanted to be baptized.

How I live my faith

One of the most important duties I have as a member of the Church is to visit several families in my Ward, each month, to see if I can do anything to help them. I am their "home teacher." They are my "home teaching families." If any of them have a need that I can take care of by myself, I do so. If it's more than I can handle on my own, I turn to other members of the Church to help me. In case of illness or times of stress, we provide blessings and comfort. In cases of unemployment, we try to help those involved find new jobs. If food or monitory assistance is needed the Bishop of my Ward is notified and he provides it. If the need exceeds the resources available to him, he can request help of our Stake President, who can in turn request help from the Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT. Over my more than 50 years as a member of the Church, I have seen thousands of individuals and families helped through the Home Teaching Program and voluntary service of my fellow members of the Church. I have seen lives changed for the better,