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Hi I'm Ken Ware

I'm a husband and father. My ancestors were Mormon pioneers. My family makes me very happy.

About Me

I'm a husband to the girl I chose 40 years ago. I'm a father of a daughter and three sons, all of them are happy in their families and productive in their employment. I'm a grandfather of six grandsons. They are happy, healthy, active boys with wonderful potential. I worked for 30 years making cement at a large industrial cement manufacturing facility. My interests are certainly varied. I enjoy doing what my family enjoys. As a family we have raised horses, participated in 4H, camped, rode ATVs, supported cheerleading, participated in football and basketball in both high school and college, skied, hiked and traveled. We loved being together when our children were young and we now love being together with our children and grandchildren. As I write about myself I realize my life is not spectacular, but it is busy, stable, productive and happy. Who could ask for more?

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith. It is very natural for me to be a Mormon. All of my ancestors, four or five generations back, have been Mormons. Those faithful pioneers set an example for me to follow by their sacrifice for their beliefs. Some of them paid the ultimate sacrifice as they died while emigrating from Europe. Despite a rich heritage of faith I realized that obtaining a knowledge of truth is a personal quest. Through my commitment to service, study of scriptures and personal prayer, I have come to know for myself that God lives, his plan for his children is made possible through his son Jesus Christ, and that a knowledge of his plan is available through latter-day prophets.

How I live my faith

I have always been active in my church. As a teenager I participated in the programs of the church specifically organized for the development of young men. I served as a missionary in Northern California for two years beginning at the age of 19. I told others about my knowledge of Jesus Christ and his plan for all of us. I accepted calls to serve in the programs of the church that benefitted my children. I served as a Bishop, a local unpaid ecclesiastical leader of 350 members of the church. My service as a bishop occurred while I continued to supported my family by working at the cement plant. Those were very busy times in our life. After retirement I worked at a LDS Temple where members of our church can come to receive special instruction on the purpose and plan for their lives. My wife and I also managed a "Bishops Storehouse". The storehouse is a facility where those who are in need can come at the recommendation of their bishop and receive food. Currently I serve with my wife of 40 years on an 18 month mission. We moved from our home in Utah to the state of Virginia. Here we continue to support the education and development of young adults. We work in seminaries - religious classes for high school students; and institutes - religious instruction for those who are attending college. Helping others better understand their relationship with their Father in Heaven and His son Jesus Christ not only blesses their lives, but it blesses ours as well