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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in Western Colorado, raising horses, working on a farm, and enjoying learning. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am a newly wed who enjoys playing outdoors, spending time with family, baking, and eating the creations my wife and I are able to make. I have graduated from college with a doctorate degree and I continue to love to learn both about the gospel and my chosen profession. I haven't traveled much in my life, but find most of the beauties I yearn for right in Colorado. I am so grateful I was able to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I use the skills learned in the mission daily. I continue to seek for increase in all aspects of my life and, despite frequent failures, I enjoy the learning process that brings me closer to my Savior. I am grateful also for the lessons I continue to learn through being active in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with the opportunity to listen to the LDS (Latter-day Saint - mormon) missionaries when I was 20 years old. This was during my second year of undergraduate studies. My sister invited me to have the discussions with her. (She was planning on going to Utah for her college and wanted to know more about the "Mormon" faith.) I accepted, but said that I wasn't committing to anything other than to just listen with her. There was something about the missionaries and their way of teaching that impressed me. The information they shared made sense. And their invitations to make changes in my life felt right. At the end of the first lesson, they invited me to read and pray before they returned to find out for myself if the things they had shared were true. I did what they asked, but I didn't feel what they said I would. When they returned, the asked if I had felt anything when I prayed and I told them I hadn't. I thought they would be disappointed that I hadn't, but one of them surprised me by asking if I had listened for an answer when I prayed. That night I gave it another shot. I knelt by my bedside after reading in the Book of Mormon and asked God if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if the Book of Mormon was really his word. It felt like forever before the answer came, but when it came it was undeniable. It filled my soul. I feel that I was prepared to listen to the missionaries and accept their message during the many hours of work I had performed alone on my parents' farm/ranch. Many times I had thought about the joys life can provide. I had seen many people who found temporary pleasure in poor choices which often lead to addiction and financial difficulty. I wondered why these individuals repeatedly made the same decisions that had lead to such heartache in the past. I wanted to do what was right, but until the time the missionaries taught me about Christ and His Church, didn't know why I had that desire. I am a Mormon because I love God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. I have been given the chance to serve those in my ward by directing lessons to be given, helping people move, giving priesthood blessings of comfort and healing to the sick, and organizing events and activities of the men between the ages of 18 and 45. I love to go visit those members of the ward who are willing to let me visit them. It is a pleasure to be able to share my belief with them and encourage them to seek for a better life through Jesus Christ and His gospel. These visits help fortify and uplift my spirit.