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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a missionary, a mama's boy, a ballroom dancer, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

First off I can’t spell! I think that dancing in the kitchen with my mom is some of the best times we have ever had! I'm a movie buff and plan to direct them. I just live life to the max! I hate drama this is a drama free zone!

Why I am a Mormon

I haven’t always been to fond of church and really didn't think that I wanted to be a member. My testimony is one that did not just come over night, like i am sure happens to all of us.. I am now a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because of the witness that I have of the Book of Mormon. I spent a lot of years listing to people talk about the Book of Mormon and how they knew it to be true. I always would ask myself if I knew the book was true. I would ask myself that over and over again, even down until the time I went out on my mission. I would pray about it and I wouldn't feel anything. Or so I thought. I look back on my life and realize that I didn't need the huge manifestation as God himself coming down and telling me it was true.. But I knew it all along. I just didn't listen. Now I look back and the time that I spent in church actually helped me gain that testimony of the Book of Mormon. And now I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. And that this is the true church of Jesus Christ again on the earth. As it says in the Introduction to the Book of Mormon, "Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world!" This is my testimony, that Christ lives’. He loves us! He would do anything for us. All we have to do is ask in faith. As we are obedient to God's commandments he is ready and willing to pour out blessings upon us.

How I live my faith

I grew up in the state of Idaho. Idaho has a very large Latter Day Saint population. I really didn’t have to stand up much for what I believed, because the people around me would do it for me. When I was a senior in high school my family moved to Minnesota. In Idaho I lived in a ward of well over 150 members. Now in Minnesota I lived in a branch of on a good week 30 members. I was called to serve as a teacher for the adult class as well as the person who takes care of church finances. And at 16, 17, I was pretty nervous. I really didn’t understand the gospel and they wanted me to teach it. Well sadly I didn't take my calling all that serious, and my teaching I'm sure suffered. My mission has changed my life in the aspect of how I will live my faith. No longer will I hide in the background of life. I now love going to church because of what it means to me. I will now serve in the callings that God sees fit to give to me with all of my Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Kevin
We can increase our faith in Christ by learning all there is to know about him. Let me tell you, you will be doing that for your whole life. There are so many wonderful things that we can learn about the Savior, I don't think that it could be possible to learn ALL there is to know about him. But I think that as you learn of what he did while on earth. What he does in our day and what he can do for you. These are things that we can do to increase our faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Kevin
We believe that Christ is our example in all things. In Matthew chapter 3 vers 16 we read of Christ’s baptism. If Christ was perfect why then was he baptized? In the Book of Mormon it talks of why Christ was baptized. In 2nd Nephi chapter 31 vers 5 it says, "And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfill all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!" It goes on to say in vers 7 "But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obedient unto him in keeping his commandments." We learn from this that it is a commandment to be baptized. And thus all men must come unto him through the waters of baptism by one holding the proper authority of God. When we are baptized we make a promise with God that will we always remember him, that we will keep his commandments, and that we will take upon ourselves the name of Christ. This promise is then backed by God's promise that we may have the Holy Ghost to be with us. This has been an amazing blessing in my life, to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost to lead and to guide me in all that i do in this life. It’s very comforting to me to know that I will have that as I do the things that God has asked me to do. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Kevin
My family is so important to me. We believe that our families are the most important social unit in time and all eternity! They are a place where we can learn and grow. It’s the best place to learn about Christ and his teachings. I know that my family and I can be together after this life, as we live worthy. Why else would we be put in families? This is not an accident, we have a purpose here and families are a very key part to that purpose. Show more Show less