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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a photographer, surfer, explorer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my 20's, I love the outdoors, good tunes and my family. I come from a family of five kids. I have three brothers and one sister - I'm the middle child of the bunch. I'm from Vancouver Island, which is on the west coast of Canada, and was raised to appreciate and love all of God's creations. Because of this, I love surfing, hiking, photography, snowboarding and just being outside. Music has also had a huge influence on my life and I couldn't imagine myself without it - it's made such an impact on me and the lives of my family members. Whenever we get together you can be certain that the keys and strings are busted out.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that Christ lives today and still speaks to prophets. God has done so much for each and every one of His children and He wants us all to come closer to Him. This is why He has special servants on the earth today, known as prophets, who help us better understand His will and draw nearer unto Him. After centuries of spiritual darkness God called another prophet to restore His original church which had been changed and manipulated over hundreds of years by people seeking to better understand His teachings. Unfortunately these people were not authorized of God to make changes to His doctrine. There were no ordained prophets/apostles on the earth for centuries due to the severe wickedness of man. This prophetic drought ended in 1820 when Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet as a mere boy, just as Samuel was. Joseph Smith was asked of God to restore the original church that existed nearly 2000 years earlier but had been lost, due to the earlier mentioned apostasy. This is why, in the LDS, faith we put so much emphasis on the prophet Joseph Smith, for if he really was a prophet, like we preach, then this is the true church of Christ on the earth today.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is something I declare through my actions. I live my faith by doing my best to be a good person through applying good standards in my life, (living chastely, obeying the commandments, serving people and etc). Being a dedicated member of the Latter-day Saint faith doesn't mean just going to church on Sunday, but it's a personal commitment to always be engaged in being the best one can be. This goes past just living the commandments of God but really striving to always do the right things and help people along the way. That's how Christ did it and He's set the example for each and everyone of us. Visiem Latviešiem Pasaulē! Es zinu, ka šī baznīca ir patiesa un ja, jūs lūgsiet, lai zinātu, vai šī baznīca ir patiesa vai, nē, jūs saņemsiet atbildi caur Svēto Garu (Moronija grāmata 10:3-5). Jēzus Kristus dzīvo un Viņš ir mūsu Glābejs un Pestītājs - tik vienkārši. Mēs visi to varam uzzināt lūgšanā. Lūdziet, un jums taps dota atbilde, atbilstoši jūsu ticībai. Mormona Grāmata ir patiesi svētie raksti, un Dievs to mums ir atklājis mūsdienās. Es mīlu šo baznīcu. Šajā baznīcā Dievs man ir devis iespēju atgriezties pie Viņa. Es mīlu latviešus, jo man bija brīnišķīga iespēja dzīvot Latvijā un izplatīt tur Dieva vārdu veselus divus gadus. Ja tu šo lasi, es ļoti ceru, ka tu pārbaudīsi šos vārdus pats.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Kevin
A lot of people have "Mormon" friends or have at least met a few Mormons in their day. Often times people recognize that people of the Latter-day Saint faith (commonly referred to as Mormons due to their belief in the Book of Mormon, along with the Bible), live different lifestyles that stand out. For example, active members of the LDS church practice complete abstinence before marriage, don't swear, drink alcohol, coffee, tea, or use drugs or tobacco. The reason that we don't affiliate ourselves with such actions is that we believe that we are literally the spiritual offspring of God, the Eternal Father. He has given us the potential to become like Him if we treat our bodies with care, respect and Him in mind. If we do those things can feel His presence more-so in our everyday lives. The "Mormon-lifestyle" is also one full of service, gratitude, love for others, charity, and dedication. Though no one but Christ has ever achieved perfection in this life one could confidently say that a committed Latter-day Saint is striving their very best to be like Him. When we do what's right we can feel divine joy. Show more Show less