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Hi I'm Nick Kennedy

I love Jeeps, the outdoors, and Texas. Oh, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I live by the mountains and I love doing things in the outdoors, like skiing, hiking, fly-fishing and driving my sweet and barely alive Jeep. I have finished a little bit of college and I hope to continue schooling and someday become an aerospace engineer. When I turned 19, I had the opportunity to serve as a missionary in the Fort Worth Texas area. I really love serving here in the great state of Texas and even though being a missionary is the hardest thing I have ever done, I really love it here and I enjoy what I do. So far it has really helped me to increase my testimony and my understanding of the scriptures and our purpose here on earth, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active mormon family, so I grew up always going to church. I will admit that it was boring a couple of sundays, But I always went and I loved the friends I had there and the things that I was able to learn. I didn't really start to enjoy chruch untill I made an effort to find out for myself if it really was the true church like everybody said it was. I did a lot of prayer and study, and I was able to recieve an answer that this is in fact Christ's own church on the earth today. As I have continued to pray and study, my testimony in this church has become much stronger, and my love for this church and its teachings keeps growing every day. And I can now proudly say that I truely believe that Jesus Christ is our savior, and that we have living prohpets on the earth today to continue to help us out for our journey here on earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always trying to do good. I try my best to bring myself closer and closer to Christ and my Heavenly Father. I just do all I can to stay true to the gospel of Jesus Christ, to be an example by living the gospel standards, and to encourage others to do the same. Right now I am an official full-time missionary for the church helping to spread the blessings of the Restored Gospel for two years, and even though I will quit knocking doors when my time is up I will still continue to do my best to share the gospel and to continue to help others. What I really love is when I am able to see how the things I share with people bless them and improve the quality of their lives.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Nick Kennedy
One of the revelations recieved by Joseph Smith was directed towards how we should keep ourselves healthy. As part of that it lists a few don'ts, like coffee, tea, alcohol, and other harmful substances. It explains that some of these things may be used for other purposes, like using alcohol to wash the outside of the body. But along with the don'ts are a bunch of dos, like eating healthy foods and partaking of all things in moderation. In return for following these guidlines, we are promised with both physical and spiritual strength. I personally follow this law of health not only because I want to stay healthy, but as a commandment from God I know that this law was given for our benefit. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Nick Kennedy
Nope. But I did anyways because I felt that my help was needed to not just spread the gospel, but to spread the blessings of the gospel to others so that they can find the same peace and joy and understanding that I have found in the restored church of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Nick Kennedy
I like to think of the authority to baptize like a doctor's license to perform surgeries. Even if somebody has learned everything they could about the human body, I still wouldn't want them to remove my appendix without having a license saying that they are authorized and has the skills to be able to do so. Its the same with baptism, we need to have somebody that has authority to act in God's name to perform ordinances such as baptism. That authority was here on the earth during Christs time, He was baptized by John the Baptist - someone who had that authority. Christ also gave that same authority to His twelve apostles. Sadly, with the act of man killing Christ and His apostles, they also killed off that authority. Obvioulsy, God wants us to be able to recieve baptism, so that authority was later given to Joseph Smith in 1830 by heavenly messengers: Peter, James, John the apostle and John the Baptist. That authority has now passed from Christ himself, to the apostles, to Joseph Smith, and down the line to this very day. Show more Show less