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Hi I'm Ken

I was born in Iowa but grew up living all over the world because my dad was in the army. I am 66 years old now. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 4 children who are all grown up now and they have children of their own. I have 10 grand children. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. I have had many jobs across the United States as my career and experience grew. I have been successful throughout my grown life in spite of a 22 caliber bullet still lodged in my brain, that I received in a hunting accident in my Junior year in High School. I contribute my ability to have overcome some brain damage to a priesthood healing from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Due to that healing blessing, I was able to get my degree in Engineering. I enjoy computers and building state of the art PCs, so every few years I am able to keep up with technology. I have loved electronics since I was young and have stayed with electronics in my education and profession. I do a lot of circuit design at home and sell some of the things I make or give them to my grand children as toys. I currently work as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. I enjoy stamp and coin collecting. I enjoy being with my wife, who has many of her own interests but we never get bored when we are together and enjoy just being together. We have been happily married for 46 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been successful throughout my life and contribute that success to the direction I was introduced to in the Church. When I was in the US Navy at age 20, I was heading down the wrong path but a member of the Church shared many truth's with me that I could not ignore. My wife and I investigated the church together in 1965 shortly after we were married. The gospel has directed us into making wonderful good choices for ourselves and our children. Our lives have been full and happy because of those choices. We have been married 46 years and are still on our honeymoon. We feel this life is our honeymoon and this life is preparing us for eternal continuous happiness together. I am 66 and am looking forward to retirement but will continue to work with the economy being so poor at this time and my health being good. I still have good health from the way I have lived and the things that I have taken into my body, that are wholesome and beneficial. I have never had the desire to try drugs and get into other bad habits. I attribute the church's teachings for our good health. Our friends and associates are also experiencing the same kinds of blessings and happiness. We blame the success in our family's happiness to all the things you will read about in Mormon.org. Come and see. Thanks for looking at my profile. We are Mormons.

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve in the church on a regular basis. I am what they call a Stake Clerk. I provide direction to other Clerks in the various congregations called Wards. These clerks are membership and financial clerks in congregations of from 250 to 500 people. Clerks keep the membership records up to date and take care of the sacred financial records from the tithes in these Wards. I work with the Stake Presidency, who leads 8 Wards or more. That many Wards makes up a Stake of about 3000 or more members. We have regular meetings that start at 9:00 am with what we call Sacrament Meeting, at which time we receive the tokens of Jesus Christ, similar to communion in other churches. We only have lay speakers because there are no paid ministers in the Church. After that meeting we go to Sunday School to study the Bible (Old and New Testament) as well as the Book of Mormon and other scriptures. Later I meet with the Men's organization and my wife meets with the women's organization for instructions. During the month I regularly visit 6 families to help them with their spiritual and temporal welfare, as well as provide teachings where there is a need or requested. We try and participate in our local neighborhood organizations and participate in political meetings to help keep our government honest and improve the integrity of those serving us in the United States.