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Hi I'm Ken

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of seven and have been happily married for 27 years. We still have four children at home. Our oldest son died from cancer a few years ago, but we feel comfort that we will see him again someday and that he will still be our son for eternity. I am a design engineer at a large computer manufacturing company. I enjoy building and fixing things and working with my hands. I like to sing, play guitar and bass, and write songs. I enjoy discovering family histories and working on genealogy. My family likes to go on walks and visit parks. I served a two-year mission for the Church in Japan over 30 years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

When I read the Book of Mormon as a teenager, I prayed and felt the witness of the Holy Spirit that the Book of Mormon is true and is the word of God. As I have read it again and again over the years, the Spirit continues to witness that to me. I have found great depth in the teachings of that book that have helped me in my life to grow closer to the Savior. As I worked as a missionary in Japan, my faith in Jesus Christ was strengthened and I had many witnesses of His divine role in saving us from sin. I have had many opportunities to repent and to feel the peace of receiving His forgiveness knowing that He has paid the price for my sins. I have found that the scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon, together with the teachings of modern day prophets who lead our Church, all work together harmoniously to lead me back to Christ and to help me to live close to the Spirit. I have felt great peace during our trial of losing our son to cancer - we have felt the loving arms around us that lets us know that the Lord is nearby and he knows us and loves us dearly. I find great strength and peace from being a member of this Church.

How I live my faith

I have been called to help in training leaders in the local units of our Church. We study together to learn how we can be more like Christ as we minister to the needs of members of the Church and to people in the community. It is wonderful to see the leaders' desires to be more like Christ and to see their desires to bless other people with the spiritual gifts they've been given. I often learn from them and their examples as we study and pray together. I also have responsibilities to help those seeking employment. I help to train employment specialists and I get to work with some of the job seekers also. It is exciting to see someone light up who has been discouraged by the job seeking process when you discuss their talents and help them to discover strengths they didn't realize that they have. I am also privileged to visit members of the church monthly in their homes and to discuss principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them and to pray with and for them.