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Hi I'm Kirk

I'm a Mormon.I converted to the Church 13 years ago, and it changed my life

About Me

I have been married to my sweetheart for 32 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters who provided 4 grandsons. I worked at a Southern California Aircraft Company for 13 years where I helped build, in chronological order, the RF-5E , F-20 Tigershark, F-18 Hornet, and finally the B2 Stealth Bomber. I now work as an a Network Administrator for a company in Nebraska.

Why I am a Mormon

Because Heavenly Father had the patience to wait until I was ready. I struggled with an addiction for most of my adult life. I lost my house, my family and became homeless. That is when I hit bottom and chose to change. It was difficult because I had the will power to change but my personality still attracted the wrong element. My wife went to a Mormon funeral and really felt something special. When she got home she started reading conference talks on lds.org. The talks were based on the family, which is exactly what we needed to focus on. She ordered the Book of Mormon online and we started reading it together. The words resonated with us so we went back online and “ordered” the missionaries. We waited…and waited…and waited. My wife grew impatient and asked a Mormon coworker if the missionaries were really busy. The coworker gave my wife the phone number to arrange a meeting with the missionaries. The night of the visit, I told my wife we would talk after they left to make our decision. At the end of the discussion, the missionaries felt inspired to ask us if we would like to be baptized. My wife was about to explain how we were going to talk about this when I said,” yes.” During the discussion I had really felt the spirit. The congregation took us in and we became a part of a bigger family, thus effectively changing my influences.

How I live my faith

I start the day with a family prayer and listen to my scriptures on my hour drive into work. I make it a point to attend Sacrament meeting every week. I try to magnify my calling as the High Priest Group Leader to the best of my ability. I volunteer to work in the Temple for 6 hours every Saturday morning and there is no words that can explain how I feel after I leave the Temple at the end of my shift. “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.” Elder Richard G Scott