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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a musician, a computer nerd, a lover of the outdoors, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest child in a family of seven living in Logan, UT. I have just started school as a Freshman at college, and I will be here until summer when I go on my mission. I enjoy a lot of music, and I play the piano, violin, viola, trombone, a little tuba, and a little bass guitar. I also enjoy doing things on the computer like programming and other geeky things. I like to have fun, but I also enjoy working because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I love my family and would much rather do things with them then with anyone else. One of the things I love to do, especially with my family, is camping. I love the outdoors, and one of my favorite things to do is to explore.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only completely true church on this earth. I know that the teachings that this church gives can help me to continually grow until I will be able to live with God again. This church gives me so much comfort because I can learn for myself that God is our heavenly father through the power of the holy ghost, and that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins. I also love the unity that is in this church and that there are so many good members that are willing to help and support you. Being a member of this church has given me the opportunity to gain so many friends of many different kinds. I have also had the opportunity to gain skills that will help me in many different areas, including school, work, and when I meet other people. It is really great for me to know that I can receive help from God, my father in heaven, just by praying faithfully, doing things like reading the scriptures, and continuing on with the trust that he will help me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in ways that are both personal and public. The personal things I do are things like praying often, reading the scriptures, attending church to learn and partake of the sacrament regularly, and always trying to become more like God our heavenly father and Jesus Christ by improving myself daily. The public things that I do to live my faith are giving service to others, trying to strengthen my ward and it's members through church callings and helping others, and being an active member to help strengthen my community and other public areas. In short, I live my faith by improving myself and serving others.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kevin
Mormons are not required to serve a mission. It is true that nineteen year old young men are highly encouraged to serve a mission for about two years, but if the young man is not physically, mentally, or spiritually capable of serving a mission they do not need to go. I know a few people who are now adults who did not go on missions, and the ones that are active in regularly attending church and now have a testimony in the church regret that they did not go. The reasons why they regret that they didn't go on a mission do not have to do with any criticism or prejudice they get in the church mostly because they don't get any, but they have to do with the realization that they have now that they could have grown so much more and become so much better and more blessed if they had gone on a mission. Young women are not encouraged to go on missions as much as young men, but they are definitely welcomed to go and also have great experiences while they are on their missions that help them to grow and receive more blessings. While no one is required to go on missions, most members do because they know how much they will benefit from serving the Lord in going on them. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kevin
I know that anyone can know that Mormonism is true by reading the Book of Mormon and humbly and sincerely praying to Heavenly Father. I have done both of them myself, and I received a personal witness telling me that it is. For me, that witness came through a very peaceful but powerful feeling that filled my whole soul. Along with that feeling was a very present thought or idea that I knew it was true. There have been multiple times that I have gone through this sensation, but there have never been any times that I have felt this that did not confirm to me that this is the true church. This feeling has brought true joy into my life that I know cannot be replaced by any other kind of feeling at all. Follow the steps to getting this witness humbly and honestly, and I promise you that your life will be changed for the better. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Kevin
Being a Mormon is being in a family that loves and cares for all its members. The church has wonderful programs called home teaching and visiting teaching that are organized to look out for one another, and I know that many people have had their lives greatly blessed from both being looked after and having the experience of looking after someone else. I know that I have. Another great part of being a Mormon is experiencing all of the great things that come with doing the daily things we are asked to do. Since I have moved to college I have really come to love learning the teachings of the scriptures and our modern day prophets. Reading the Book of Mormon daily has really helped with my success in my daily activities, because reading it teaches me new things that will help me through my day, and it reminds me that our Heavenly Father really does care. Praying often has also given me great comfort in times of need, and even if things don't turn out the way I wanted them to I come out of each experience I have with the knowledge that things will work out in the end if I follow the example of Jesus Christ. I can't explain how grateful I am to have the blessings of being a Mormon in my life. Show more Show less