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Hi I'm Kendall

I'm a father of 7, love camping and fishing in Alaska, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls. One of our sons, died in an accident when he was 7. He was severly autistic, which contributed to the accident. While devastating at the time, my wife and family have learned thru that experience that God has a plan for all of us collectively as well as individually. We have found peace in knowing that our son is with God and Jesus Christ and we will be together with him after this life, if we choose to follow God's plan. We just had a new baby (Aug 2011), a little boy. We recently (Feb 2011) adopoted a little boy who we had with us via foster care for 16 months, from the time he was 3 days old. I love to spend time with my wife, married 16 years, and kids. I really enjoy living in Alaska and the outdoor opportunities it give me to camp, fish, hike, raft, etc. I like sports and am an avid MLB and college football and basketball fan. I cheer for the Cleveland Indians, BYU Cougars and enjoy NCAA college basketball March Madness

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was young by my parents. When I was in high school I had some good friends who wanted to know if I intended to continue to live the lifestyle and follow the teachings I grew up with. My friends questions made me take a hard and real look at what did I believe, for myself. In time over a year or so I was able to determine by praying, reading scriptures, and attending church meetings that yes, the things I had been taught most of my life were in fact true. Those experiences helped me to decide to I serve a voluntary Church mission for 2 years in Northern Argentina where I sent most of my time teaching, helping and living among the Argentine people in little farm towns. I loved it! That was a long time ago but those experiences have been built and added upon many times with other spiritual experiences. I no longer simply believe that God is real, that Jesus is the Savior of the world, I can say that I know they live, love me, and are concerned about me and my family. I'm grateful to have an understanding of what God's plan is for his children, humankind here on earth. I'm glad to know where I came from, why I'm here and what awaits me after this life.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is very much a lifestyle for my family and I. We attend church as a family on Sundays. We are involved with a variety of church activities with our kids. I currently work with the young men's youth organization of which Scouting is a big part of our activities. Our daughters are involved in an activity night for girls 8-11 twice a month. I also really enjoy the chance I get to help people in a variety of ways, whether it's fixing/painting an elderly widow's fence, visiting a friend who's in the hospital, helping a young man work to achieve Scouting rank advancements.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

They will talk about who is God and what is his plan for his children (you). They will teach about Jesus Christ, what is his part in God's plan- why did he come to earth, what purpose can he serve in your life. They will also talk about the Holy Ghost and how he can help you know for yourself if the things they talk to you about are in fact real and the truth. You don't have to take the missionaries or anyone's word for it- that's the most amazing part- thru study and prayer you can find out for yourself. Missionaries will also be willing to try and address any questions you may have. Show more Show less