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Hi I'm Ken

I was born and raised in Lovell, WY. I'm a car dealer, I'm a boat dealer, I'm a husband and a father of 6. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Lovell, WY. My father owned an auto body repair business, so I grew up learning to repair and paint cars. At 12 yrs old my Dad bought me a rolled 77 Chevy pickup and told me to start fixing it. After 3 1/2 yrs, I finished it. I then sold it and bought another wreck vehicle to fix. I did this over and over in high school. I always had the nicest cars in high school. After serving a mission in San Jose CA, I returned and continued rebuilding cars and selling them. I married my sweetheart, Darece, 2 months after my mission and we had our first of 6 children within a year. I soon got sick of rebuilding cars, so I decided to just buy and sell cars that were not wrecked. I started with 7 cars and now have 3 dealerships and a boat dealership. Our family loves to go boating! There is no better family activity than boating together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an inactive Mormon family. I am the 6th of 8 children. When I was 2 years old, my family became active in the Mormon church. My mother had a very strong testimony of the church and she made sure her children knew it. As I watched my older brother grow up in high school, he didn't make very good choices. But after he graduated, he decided to change his life and go on a mission. The day he returned, I was 12 yrs old and I remember seeing him at the airport and I decided right then, I was going on a mission too. I saw how he had changed, I knew what he did was what heavenly father wanted me to do. I also had a difficult time in high school makeing good choices, because I didn't pray like I should, I didn't read the scriptures, and I skipped most of my church meetings. I had more bad influences in my life than good influences. When I turned 18, I decided I needed to stop doing what i was doing and start focusing on strengthening my own testimony. I began reading the scriptures and praying to find out for myself if The Mormon Church was true. I wanted to go on a mission and teach the gospel, but I knew I needed to know for myself if it was true before I started telling other people it was true. As I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, it became much easier to make good choices and avoid temptations. My heart began to change. My desires to do what was right became stronger. I didn't have some huge amazing experience as I knelt at my bed praying, I had something better, I changed.

How I live my faith

My wife and I have just been asked to be Scout leaders to several 11 year old boys in our church. I'm sure we will have a great time working with these boys and helping them gain some great experiences in the scouting program. I have also been visiting a few families each month, to check on them and help them in any way they might need. One of the families is a young widow who just turned 100 yrs old. I take one of my boys with me and we have a geat time listening to some of her stories as she was growing up. She used to work in sugar beet fields, digging them by hand and chopping off the tops. She loved Christmas and was always excited to get an orange. She would try to make it last for a few days.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ken
You have to put yourself in a position to learn about Mormons from someone who will give you correct information about the Mormon Church. Missionaries from the Mormon church have a special calling to specifically teach people about the Mormon Church. Ministers from other religions are not the correct source to learn accurate information about the Mormon Church. Nor are members of other religions who have been taught about Mormons from their preachers. Once you have began receiving "correct" information about the Mormon Church, You need to ask your Heavenly Father, through sincere prayer, for a witness from the Holy Ghost if it is true. The Holy Ghost's purpose is to testify to our spirits of God's truth's. You will know if you listen to the Holy Ghost. You will not know if you listen to those who think they know about the Mormon Church. There is only one source for finding truth, and that is through the Holy Ghost. It is your responsibility to truly seek God's truth and then live it. Show more Show less