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Hi I'm Kent

I've lived most of my life in the town I was born - Mesa, Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married over 30 years - we've learned a lot about each other during that time. We have been blessed with five children - three that are married and are starting families of their own. Our choicest experiences have come from them - they are truly the most important wealth we regard. As our family grew through the years, we have recognized how important teaching them correct principles helped in the type of people they are today - those teachings are, and will remain, those taught by the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my parents came from varied christian backgrounds - my father was raised in a home where the Catholic religion was practiced and my mother in the LDS church. After seeing the difference in the lives of my older two brothers after serving missions, compared to the children of those he worked with, he decided he wanted to know more of the teachings of the LDS faith. He met with the missionaries for several months, and then just before I left on my mission, was baptized. Why? He told me he recognized things of value that made a difference in our lives, and wanted to be part of a family that had the promise of being together eternally. This is the same reason I'm a Mormon - the things that are of most importance are those teachings the Savior has given us - they have made all the difference to me.

How I live my faith

Like most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), we have accepted various positions that have allowed us to serve in the Church - it's part of the responsibility we all accept as members. There is no pay as we serve - we do it because it's one way we show our Heavenly Father how appreciative we are for the blessings he provides, and to help bless the lives of others that might have needs. The Lord blesses the lives of his children, in many instances, through the service we give. Through the years we have had the opportunity to serve in a number of varied positions - each one has proved to teach us something about ourselves. Usually we find that as we help others, we see that our own challenges are not so burdensome as we thought.