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Hi I'm Kevin

I have lived in the Everett Washington area for most of life while working for Boeing, except for my days in Korea. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been an engineer for The Boeing Company for 23 years. I have 4 children of which the youngest just graduated from high school. My oldest is going into the army next month. I also have twin boys that are on LDS church missions - one is in Argentina and one in Chile. This is my first year with no children living in our home. I am re-learning some of those pastimes that I put on hold while raising my children. This list of interests begins with off-road motorcycles, golf and tennis. With this new found time, my wife and I are working hard to ensure we strike a balance in life between work, play, church and service.

Why I am a Mormon

I've had a number of friends who are either antagonistic or disinterested in the subject of religion. I see the subject differently. I have been one to be a careful planner of each stage of my life. For instance, I never deviated from the path of gaining a college education in order to ensure I was prepared for the future stage of life - that of supporting my family. I see religion and its effects as merely an extension of a stage of this life. Rather than being limited to a given stage of life here on earth, religion can be the source for ensuring I am prepared for the next stage of life - that of the eternities. Although the search for God's truth may be very difficult, it is an investment in time and effort that I have felt to be essential. I recognize that the LDS faith is considered peculiar and has its doubters. But, throughout history, the Lord's religion has been considered peculiar and has had many doubters, not always the most socially accepted church. I also believe that Jesus Christ has only one truth and is not a god of confusion. Christ, therefore, would only organize a single church and belief. As the head of His church, Christ would be an active leader which ensures truth is being maintained as he did in ancient times. It just makes plain sense to me that there can be a prophet today just as there were prophets throughout ancient history. Although the LDS people are far from perfect, I watch the many local members and their many sacrifices of time, money and lifestyles with no material personal gains, and they strengthen my resolve to pursue righteousness. The LDS faith is one that gives so much hope - in this life and the life to come. It is a religion centered around happiness and uplifting principles. It gives me much hope that I can live with my wife, children, parents, siblings and relatives for all of the eternities.

How I live my faith

I actively participate in my church, both to be lifted and to lift others. I have taught the youth for a number of years. There are few things in life more rewarding than building our youth to be productive, prepared, righteous future adults. This has included working as a Boy Scout leader. The Boy Scout principles align so well with that of our Christian religion. Service is a big part our religion. We are taught that we have an inherent responsibility and an opportunity to reach out a helping hand to those around us, regardless of their race, religion or state of life. After all, we are all children of God, we are brothers and sisters. The most significant role of my faith has been less of what I do within the walls of our church building, and more around what happens within the walls of my home with my wife and children. Sunday worship is important, but more important is how we live those principles when we leave the church building. My wife and I have regularly read the scriptures and prayed as a family with the intent to always become more Christlike. We are certainly far from our destination, but always trying to become like Christ, while still feeling happy about our current station in life notwithstanding our deficiencies. By having our faith intertwined in my family's life, we are constantly working to lift others while improving ourselves. This has added substance to our marriage and family life and provides a goal in life with the ultimate reward within reach - that of eternal life next to our God with all of His blessings and eternal happiness.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kevin
With some effort and a sincere desire to know God's truth, God will make available answers to life's questions, such as which religion(s) on earth are true. Through prayer, studying and reflection, God has made available the Holy Ghost to pierce our hearts and minds with feelings of knowledge and comfort to help us come to a knowledge of life's important truths. Show more Show less