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Hi I'm Kevin Magelsen

I grew up in Kennewick, WA. I just finished 8 years of school. I am a Registered nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently am a father of two beautiful young daughters. One is starting preschool, the other is just learning to walk. They are my pride and joy. I have been married for six years as of June. I currently work as a Registered Nurse. I love to be outdoors. Some of my hobbies include: biking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and backpacking. I also love to play basketball, football, and frisbee with anyone who is willing to play. I enjoy getting to know others and inviting others over for dinner and games. I enjoy studying history, our constitution, and our freedoms. I love our country. I love my life and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to live in the times that I live in.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, baptized at 8. My grandpa was converted when my parents were growing up and I am eternally indebted to him for making the choice to join the church. I have developed my own testimony since adolescents. I can remember the battle I fought within my soul about making the choice to serve a mission at 19 years of age. There are so many choices facing adolescents at this age, serving the Lord seems to be the last thing on a young man's mind. As I made the decision I spent a lot of time on my knees praying to the Lord for guidance, courage, and help in making correct choices in my life. When I made the choice to serve a mission and leave my family for two years the Holy Spirit began to work within my heart and it began to change my heart. I began to see that following God was the most important endeavor I could choose to do in this life. Since that decision my testimony of the savior and the gospel of Jesus Christ has risen to great heights. I strive everyday to learn of my savior through the scriptures and to live what I learn in them. I know that the scriptures have guided me in making correct decisions. Without them I would be lost. The Holy Ghost testifies to me when I read the scriptures that what I am reading is truth, I have no doubt about that. I know that our prayers of faith are answered. The Lord is waiting at the door ready to open it, and he does open, when we pray with sincerity. I know God lives. I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God and he lives. I know that he came down to earth and suffered for the sins of all mankind, so that we can return to his presence someday. he made the choice to die for us, so that we could be free if we only choose to follow him. I have tried to follow my Savior and I know that happiness has been a part of my life because of my decision to follow him. I know that families can be together forever through sacred ordinances made in the temple by means of the priesthood power.

How I live my faith

This past week I was asked to serve in two different calling in my branch. I will be teaching Sunday school two Sundays a month. I have also been called to be the Young Men's President in my branch. In Sunday school this year we are studying the New Testament. So I will be teaching others about Christ's mortal ministry and his teachings. I will also teach members of the church about the apostles Christ choose while he was on the earth, and what they taught as well. I enjoy teaching because I learn so much about my savior, so I look forward to this assignment. As Young Men's President, I will preside over the young men in my branch. I help them understand their duties within the branch and the community. I do acts of service with them, such as: helping people clean their homes, put up fences, or other community projects. As part of this calling I will come to know and love these young men as one of my own, because serving together helps us mend our hearts together. I have volunteered with the Search and Rescue team in the past and hope to start doing that again. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints we have the responsibility to help our communities and church members grow. I am thankful that the Lord has given me the opportunity to work with the young men and to teach Sunday school. I know that my testimony will grow. I will try my best to help out the young men through my testimony and my desire to serve all of Heavenly Fathers children. As I teach the young men in my branch about their responsibilities to our communities, families, and our church members I will grow to love them with all of my heart.