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Hi I'm Ken Bunnage

Being a Mormon is important to me. It grounds me.

About Me

Being a Christian is important to me. Service to my fellow man is a measure of my worth. I grew up as a farmer and learned the values of hard work and commitment. I have three children my wife has four children my first wife and her first husband passed away from cancer and we now share our seven children and soon will have twelve grandchildren. I worked for the Ministry of Agriculture as an economist and have now retired. Having a family was the most important part of my life and it still is. I tried to live in smaller communities so that my family could be the center of who I was and could also share somewhat in what I did to earn my living. Part time farming enterprises such as beekeeping, milk goats, large gardens chickens, and raising livestock were always a part of our family life. Most notable perhaps is at retirement my wife and I operated a bison farm and spent many happy hours with visiting family wanting to share in a simple lifestyle. We sold our farm so that we could serve a humanitarian mission for the Church. We are now back to small town living. My Mormon faith has always been my foundation. On this foundation I have built honesty, integrity, self-worth, and moral standards as my character traits. I have no regrets.

Why I am a Mormon

Taking responsibility for one's actions is a major part of the Mormon faith. With God , you can't hide behind who you profess to be but are measured by what you do. Jesus Christ has asked us to be His disciples and this means action. Mormon teachings are that we are of our greatest value when we are serving our fellow man. Being in the Mormon Church gives each member ample opportunity to practice being His disciple. Lots of service with never an opportunity to catch up to the blessings given is always evidence of God's love for us. I have great faith in God's enduring love for me. He has provided me all I need to do and know to be able to return to His presence after my life on this earth is over. I can never express amply enough my thanks.

How I live my faith

I remember a workmate who one day came to work with a heavy heart. His family of eight children had each been very busy and he and his wife were never able to spend the time needed to support each in there various activities. He didn't ask for advice but just wanted to share his frustrations. I asked for a little of his time and unfolded to him a program called Family Home Evening where the family sets aside one evening per week to be together and both have fun and share learning opportunities on subjects important to family life. He agreed to share this information with his wife and to try it with the family. Of course it worked. The principles involved in this simple program are ageless. Family life can only improve when the parents and children spend quality time together. My family have good memories of time spent together. Planning it makes it even better. Our children grew up giving talks in Church meetings, serving the poor and widowed, socializing with other like minded youth in organized and supervised activities and learning the need for high moral standards. They now teach our grandchildren similarly. Both my wife and myself volunteer in the community. She tutors in English language skills to new immigrants and I drive cancer patients to treatment centers. We both are active visiting others in our community who are less fortunate due to health or financial circumstance. We still practice the adage that cleanliness is next to Godliness. Our home, yard and garden show our acceptance of this principle. It takes work but we feel the rewards. The Mormon Church provides us a base or center for most of our activities and we welcome everyone to share with us the blessing of trying to be a Christ centered Disciple.