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Hi I'm Kenyon

I'm a geek. I fix and work with computers. I'm good with my hands. I work with wood and work on my cars and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a geek, literally. I fix computers. I'm currently going to school to become a cyber-ninja (cyber security). I love technology and gadgets. I like playing video games of all kinds. I also like working on my cars and building things out of wood. Lets face it, when your job is computers and your schooling is about computers, your hobby is NOT computers. I'm married to wonderful woman. We have been trying to have a baby for almost 3 years and now the Lord has blessed us with a child. He is due in December. We are so excited. I'm am so nervous about being a father. Will I be a good dad? Will we have enough money? How will I finish school and raise a family? I do know that with God and Jesus Christ all things are possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by choice. Even though I grew up in the Church, I had to know of its truthfulness for my self. I got baptized at 8 because I had faith in The Lord, Jesus Christ. It is that faith that has kept me a strong faithful member of His Church. For as long as I can remember I have known in my heart that Jesus Christ is my Savior. This testimony and faith was tested when I was a teenager. I loved football. When I was in high school. I played the Full-back position. I was very fast. I loved to carry that ball through the opposing teams line-men, knocking them down and carring the ball as far as I could before I was tackled, sometimes making it all the way to the In-zone. I was well on my way to get a scholarship for football. My coaches were very excited, as was I. Sports was what I wanted to do with my life. At the end of my sophomore year I got sick, really sick. I had to stop sports and was pulled out of school. My dreams and heart were crushed. I asked myself and God, "Why me? Why now?" I began to remember the things I had been taught by my parents and at Church; trust in God and Jesus Christ. I then began to ask questions like, "what am I supposed to learn?" I also learned to rely on Christ and his perfect love. My testimony of God and Jesus Christ grew. Because of that experience in my life I can testify of God's love and personal interest in our lives with more authenticity. I look back on that experience and realize that every good thing in my life has come as result of that test of faith. It is a defining part of my character. I am now in relatively good health. I was able to serve a mission for my church. I have a good job. I am married to a wonderful woman and have a child on the way. I am very blessed to have the life I have and it is because of my Faith.

How I live my faith

I, like so many other good people of all Faiths, try to live my faith by helping others when ever I can. In my congregation (we call them Wards), I have a calling or job that I do. All of the positions in our church are filled by volunteer service. I am a Ward Missionary. I get to help teach the newly baptized members in my area learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also sometimes get to teach a class on Sundays. Another thing I get to do is at least once a month I and another person in my congregation visit a few families in our area. We see how they are doing and if they need help with anything. I love it when my families I visit need help. I feel useful and I feel like i am being Christ's hands on earth. We also teach them a short gospel based lesson. I, along with millions of other faithful men all around the world, hold the Priesthood of God. I feel it a great privilege and honor to have this. It is never to be used a tool of domination or oppression. It is a tool of love, kindness and service. The primary responsibility of the Priesthood is to serve and uplift others where ever I am. When asked to do so by family, friends and others I can give blessings, with full authority from God (as long as I am living my Faith), of comfort, give guidance, and heal the sick. I am thankful that my father has the priesthood. I can say with no doubt in my mind that because of my Faith and the many blessings given by my father I would not be alive today. At home I help my wife keep house and support her in her career. I lead my family in prayer and scripture study as often as I can. My goal is every day. We also have family night once a week. Like so many good people all over the world, I am not perfect in living my faith. I say and do dumb things I regret. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to change and get better. I know that through Jesus Christ I can change and be a better person. My name is Kenyon, I'm geek, a handyman, athlete and I'm a Mormon.