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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Husband, Father of Five, a Brother, an Uncle, a Railroader, a Green Bay Packer Fan, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I started life on a small farm with a good family. I went to a small country school and graduated from a class of 44. I entered the Marine Corp. and after returning home I visited my best friend in another state and never left. I went to a college dance an hour away to meet new people and found my wife( I was not looking for one, but these things happen). I am a father of one teenage daughter and four sons ranging from 8 years to almost one year of age. I have been working on the railroad for 12 years. Ten of them had me on the road and up to 9 hours away (I'm thankful for a Patient Wife), the last couple of years I've been fortunate to work close to home but it has been a night job. As a family we enjoy the Green Bay Packers and playing games together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic and taught not to ask questions, you don't challenge authority, and that most aspects of the Atonement, Creation, and the Eternities are great mysteries that can't be explained to the common person. I was an altarboy and had good examples around me to consider going into thw preisthood myself. As I matured certain questions came to mind like the purpose of Baptism, receiving spiritual revelation, the nature of the God-head and the condition of childen that died at birth or shortly there after. Some of the answers surprised me and others remained great mysteries, afterwards the questions still lingered in my mind and I asked my best friend's mother some of them. They had accepted the gospel and been converted a few years earlier and with my questions I began my 5 year conversion. The answers I received now to those few questions of course generated more of the same, and the answers felt very comfortable to me and made the gospel a very approachable subject which never really occurred to me before. I knew of Jesus Christ and could say that I even let him in my heart but wondered how to know him better, I mean to know more then his name or his documented ministry in the Bible and this desire and the testimonies for my friend, his family, and experiences at youth conferences and super saturdays as an investigator lead me to the waters of Baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. Thanks to good inspired leaders and teachers I learned that a good faith challenge can be extended to things that are spiritual. I also learned that we are able to receive personal answers from Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I thought I knew what love was before I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I realized I had experienced aspects of love. It wasn't until I fully took hold of the gospel and found harmony between my life and my Father's will that I understood where love comes from. It is all centered on the family. Our immediate family and all our other brothers and sisters make up this world and our love and concern for their well-being is what brings us to understand our Father's great hope for his children. In the lessons of love one another and praying for our enemies I learned to shed the selfishness of man and commune with my fellow brethern. In my employement in the railroad I found myself needing to be the strong one and saw how the fulness of the gospel had blessed my life and kept my family secure. As I became a foreman of section crews and large production gangs I found the whisperings of the spirit to be an excellent ally in alerting to danger and understanding people's intentions. As my family grows I have been reminded how simple the plan of happiness is, my young children help me to rise above the things of the world with the example of their faith and love.