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Hi I'm Kellen!

I'm a Rapper, I'm a Boxer, I'm a Psychologist, I was made to love, and I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

WHAAAAT??? ;D The name's Kellen, I go by the alias 'Silva Tung'D Angel'. I'm the self-proclaimed screw-up genius. I've made quite a few mistakes in my life. Some of these mistakes; in my perspective, seem unjustifiable, but are somehow forgiven by the Atonement of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ:] Music is my everything. It's my healing, my happiness and my peace. Music can take any single good thing and magnify it beyond our mind's comprehension. :) I don't like to be serious, but I like to be taken seriously. ;o Smiley's put me in the best mood :D I probably have A.D.D. 'I know, man this song's turning out awesom- OOOH! A KITTY :D' I ghost ride the whip. ;D I take my problems, hit them head on, and put the result on paper. I call it writing a rap :] : 'I was nothing, upset, contemplating leavin' home So down on myself, sometimes I felt all alone Then when I found my Father in Heaven, all my pain just went away My whole attitude changed, I started having good days I try to live right by treating people with respect I try to spread peace, like when hippies protest I try to live my life happy without stepping on your toes I try to help us all get along, friends or foes. Yo, I can keep a secret, I can make you feel worth it I can make you feel special and I'll make it my purpose.' Put simply, I love God, Jesus Christ, my Fam'ly, GIRLS :), Hip-Hop, fresh threads, b-ball, shopping, video games, helping out, running miles, chattin' on the phone, and my BMW, 'nuff said :]

Why I am a Mormon

'Cause I LOVE IT. :] Temporally speaking... this is in no way any offense towards any church. Yes, I do have many friends of many different faiths. This is the only faith that has and will ever make sense to me. Doctrine-wise, social-wise, everything just makes perfect sense to me. It's given me true direction in my life, it's given me hope for the life to come and an eternal perspective of things. It has given me a greater desire to help everyone around me. Spiritually speaking I was born in the Church and I've always had some kind of a testimony of the truth of it. Everyone has a time in their life, however, that they must make a stand. It is either true or it ain't. I wanted to know what it was. I did what I was counseled to do. I read of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, I prayed about it's divine authenticity, and I received a powerful, spiritual confirmation that it was absolutely true. Everyday is a testimony builder for me as I go about strengthening it. I'm ever grateful to have this knowledge, and I've loved being what I am. I stand fast to the fact that the more we're persecuted, the more true this is. I'm a firm believer that anyone that rejects this glad message is too lazy or too scared to try it. 'If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.' (John 7:17). Just try it, let the seed work within you. I promise if you exercised a particle of Faith, and discredit anything negative you've heard about this Church, you'd find more happiness waiting for you than you could ever imagine. (Alma 32:27-43) I use the awesome words of the Flobots to emphasize my point: 'It's not equal, it's not fair We're different people but we're not scared We ain't never scared to pave a new path Make a new street, build a new bridge' -Flobots P.S. Some of the finest girls I've dated were Latter-day Saints. .......Jus' sayin' ;) hahaha.

How I live my faith

When it comes down to e'rrythang, I stand as a witness of Jesus Christ. (Moroni 6:3, Mosiah 18:8-9) When I'm at Church? I'm a Mormon. When I'm at School? Still a Mormon. When I'm chillaxin' with muh broskies? Still a Mormon. I maintain the standards that I know to be true. (James 1:22) Awesome thing is, I'm still a homie. ;] hahaha. Jesus Christ taught us to actually be more than just a one-day a week Christian. (Matthew 10:22) Every day I do what I can to build my testimony and serve and love those around me. I practice what I preach, I ain't a hypocrite. I take what I have and I apply it. I have the scriptures, my family, my friends, the words of modern-day prophets and a testimony of Jesus Christ. I participate in community service. I go to church and worship my Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior every Sunday. I go to church activities. I build up others confidence. And, basically, I do whatever I can to be a good person.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kellen!
Someone's gotta do it. There's a lot of confused and depressed people out there. I know that only the Gospel of Jesus Christ can save the world from the calamity of it's own self-destruction. Only the Gospel of Jesus Christ can help people to truly be happy. If everything that we say is really true, why keep it to ourselves? I know what it's like to not have the fullness of Christ's teachings in my life. Frankly, it's a pretty bad life. So, I went to West Virginia to tell people about Christ's true Church and true way to Salvation. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kellen!
Friend, there has been WAY too many 'coincidences' and miracles in my life to ever even think that there isn't a loving God in Heaven. I've known that when I align my will with His will, my life not only goes a lot smoother, but it's orchestrated almost perfectly. He's too good NOT to be true. I've felt His love with sincerity and clarity both in temporal and spiritual matters. I know there's a God because it's been written on my heart and sounded in my mind. Ya dig? Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Kellen!
Really? I never heard Jesus say that there would never be 12 Apostles, again. Let's discuss the responsibilities of the Apostles. An Apostle was a special witness of Jesus Christ that maintained and governed Christ's Church while he was gone. In a sense, they were stewards. Without them, people fall into confusion and misinterpretation and as such, His Church falls apart. We need them to help lead and guide us and provide the revelation necessary in order to gain salvation and be eternally happy. Christ's Church is built upon the foundation of Apostles and Prophets to bring us to a unity of the Faith. (See Ephesians 2:19-20 + Ephesians 4:11-14) If this is Jesus Christ's Restored Church, it has to have those things. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kellen!
'The Man might be the head of the home.. but the woman is the neck.. And wherever the neck goes, the head has to follow' ;) - Unknown The most spiritual of humans. Daughters of the Most High. More precious than diamonds, more loving than a puppy, more fun than your favorite hobby, and better than almost e'rrything. Basically, they're kind of a big deal. :) Doctrinally speaking, they are imperative and essential to life and Salvation. They teach in the church, they preach to others, they hold callings (jobs) in the church, they have a presidency and leadership, and they keep us men from doing stupid things. :) They have been tasked and gifted with the ability to give life, raise, and nurture it in an all natural way. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Kellen!
I'll answer the question with another. Why should someone make money off of somebody else's Plan of Salvation? That's like basically taking God's money and spending it for personal pleasure. Jus' sayin'. Anybody that accepts money to preach the Gospel; to give people something that should be given freely is a hypocrite and a heretic. I'll take blessings over money any day. Jesus preached His Gospel without pay, so can I preach His Gospel without pay. Besides, it gives us a far greater motive to build the Lord's Kingdom than gettin' money. I'd serve out of love any day than do it to get on a paper chase. Jus' sayinnnn' :] Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Kellen!
Absolutely not. In fact, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the first Church that didn't segregate people. And about the Priesthood. Didn't it take a while for the Gospel to be preached to the Gentiles, too? The Lord has everything put in order. I can understand that one might be taken back because of the Priesthood.. I questioned it myself. It's okay, through prayer and fasting, Heavenly Father reveals what's necessary. 'We are brothers minus color. Hip-Hop is black 'n white like a skunk, you smellin' it?' - Epidemik Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kellen!
Sure I do. People have been deceived into believing that there are no prophets throughout biblical history. The first thing the adversary does when there is a prophet on the earth is to try to convince you that there are no such things or that the time has passed. Think about it...when Noah preached to the people and prophesied that the flood was coming, they laughed at him. Even amongst the Jews, they disregarded and/or imprisoned Isaiah and Jeremiah because they prophesied that Israel would be carried away captive into Babylon. I believe that the thing that one must overcome in order to believe that there are prophets alive today is get over the mindset that tells you that prophets have to be splitting the Red Sea or calling down fire from heaven in order to be considered as such. For every great miracle wrought by a biblical prophet there are many more who simply preached about the coming Messiah. Think of the prophets like Joel, Amos, Hosea and Habbakuk. These were prophets sent by God, but they were "boring" because they weren't performing miracles or commanding armies. The people disregarded their counsels at their spiritual peril. Let us not repeat their error by not believing that prophets can't exist today. Let's instead get on our knees and receive our own personal revelation about the ones here amongst us. Show more Show less