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Hi I'm Dev Kenyon

I'm from Washington. I'm an classic car enthusiast and motorcyclist. I love the bagpipes. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm big into classic cars. I got my first car when I was 13, and painted it in my garage with my Dad when I was 15. It was an old 1978 El Camino. I sold in in August 2009 and bought myself another old relic, a 1959 Pontiac Star Chief. That is still in pieces and I am now driving a 1965 Chevy Bel Air as my daily driver. I have lots of experience with Harley-Davidson's and worked at a dealership for 2 years. I like to do auto body and anything that has to do with tools. My brother and I are bagpipers and plan to go far with bagpiping. I'm the oldest of 8 children, and was raised in an awesome loving home. I love my parents and my brothers and sisters. I am currently serving my Savior as a full-time missionary. I love music. I also really enjoy hiking and standing on top of the mountains of my home area.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My father baptized my mother while they were in high school. High school was a struggle for me spiritually but I emerged faithful. The power of prayer is big in my life. I know that Heavenly Father watches over me and loves me... and I can usually always tell when his hand is involved in things that happen to me throughout the day. I decided a few years ago while facing spiritual trials that I would never waiver. Without the gospel, my life would be empty and dark. When ever I have doubts, I'm always lovingly corrected by Him when I begin to stray. I know God lives and is Son, Jesus Christ came and died for us and now lives again. I know that I can be with my family forever. This truth means so much to me, as my family is everything to me. I love life! And since I have been serving as a full-time missionary I've truly learned the value of the gospel and know how significantly true it is. I will never stray from following the Savior as best as I can, relying on Him for strength to do so. I truly look forward to more opportunities to serve Him throughout my life as a member of His church.

How I live my faith

I've been a member of the church all my life, but I had to gain my own personal conviction at a certain point in my life. I've always known the gospel has helped me make choices that I know for fact are correct choices. I try to live my faith by always learning more about Christ's teachings and trying to apply them to my life. As I've done it, especially as I've learned about obedience, I've really learned that it is from God. I try to serve others, always honor Christ's name by my actions and thoughts and simply make my faith a part of my every day life. Thats when it truly becomes most meaningful.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Dev Kenyon
Baptism is a very special and real covenant (or- promise) that we make with God. We promise that we will always follow the Savior and keep the commandments. As an essential part of baptism, we receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, where we are able to be cleansed by the Spirit, receive a remission of our sins and have the Spirit as a constant companion throughout our lives if we are faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is through this gift, that Heavenly Father is able to bless our lives by teaching us through the Holy Ghost and we can feel of His influence all the time. What an awesome blessing! To be able to feel the Spirit all the time if we are faithful! Through baptism performed by the proper authority of the priesthood we can be washed clean from sin and begin a brand new life as a follower of the Savior of the world. I know this is true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Dev Kenyon
Grace is the strength the Lord can give us because of his Sacrifice. You're familiar with His crucifixion, when He suffered and died for us? It's called the Atonement. That was done for all of us, so He could forgive us of our sins and help us over come our weaknesses. Because He suffered all pain that anyone would ever suffer, He understands us perfectly. He knows exactly how it feels to be us. Therefore, He knows exactly how to help us, and we are "saved", if you will, from our weaknesses and pains as we rely on Him for strength. We are also "saved" from the consequences of sin as we repent and truly change- which He can also help us do. Therefore, grace is not only intended to save us from sin, but can also change us so we don't sin again, therefore (haha I say that a lot) we become more like Christ. I love this topic :) Show more Show less