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Hi I'm Ken

I grew up in Utah and have lived in Arvada for 32 years. I love all time with my family of Children/Grandchildren, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City and moved to Colorado after College. I work at Centurylink Communications and have for many years when we were US West and Qwest communications. I travel in my work across the country and enjoy seeing this great country and the great people I get to meet all over. I love to be outside and be active. I enjoy golf, hiking, river rafting, boating and anything that involves water. My wife and I love to be where it is warm taking vacations to mostly places with beaches when we can. I love to take my children and grandchildren to sporting events, meals, BBQ's, vacations as they are so much fun to be around.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of goodly parents and they raised me in the LDS church. I think that over time I have come to know for myself that the church is true. At some point as a young adult, I came to know that Jesus is the Christ and that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me very much. I have studied the Bible and Book of Mormon and know them to be scripture written by prophets for use in our time. I know the Book of Mormon is true and realize that each person must find this out for themselves. Joseph Smith was as a boy and young man a Prophet of God that restored Jesus Christ's true church on the earth today. I know that through special ordinances, I can have my family together with me after this life and in eternal life to come.

How I live my faith

I have served in my church over a number of years in leadership and mostly with our Young people. I love our youth and see them as the future and that this is a bright future. I am currently serving as the Stake Clerk which is a administrative position. It is a lot like being a CFO for a large congregation in other churches. I am responsible for the record keeping for both our members, events and finances in our church in arvada. I am responsible that procedures and practicies are followed to safeguard peoples information as well as the sacred funds that are donated by our members and distribution of those funds properly in the church. I serve with great leaders that preside over there flocks or members and see the tremendous amount of faithful service given to further the work of Jesus Christ here in Arvada.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Ken
The Apostle Paul taught that “neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:11). In the sight of God, and in the marriage relationship, men and women are equally important. I have known many special women in my life and honor all of them deeply. My mother that taught me to reach and dream, then make it happen. My Wife who was a tremendous example to my children as a great mother and who has refined me into a better person. My Daughters that are great and loving mothers and wives that honor there marriage covenants. This is what mormon women are like to me, independent, smart, confident, loving, kind, capable, devout, loyal and extremely close to the spirit of Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ken
Our Prophet though a large part of my adult life, President Gordon B. Hinckley, prior president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the following statement in 2005 about Joseph Smith: “We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “Joseph Smith Jr.—Prophet of God, Mighty Servant,” Ensign, Dec 2005, 2–6). I worship our heavenly father and his son, our brother Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was a great man and prophet that allowed our father in heaven to restore and establish doctrines that had been lost. Only a humble boy taught of the Bible could have done this great work for the Lord. Show more Show less