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Hi I'm Kevin

I have a wife, 4 children, 3 grandchildren and a quarter-acre garden. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 31 years. I have 4 children (2 married) and 3 grandchildren. In my career I've traveled to most countries in the world and met some wonderful people. After all that travel though, I've learned that the old saying "there no place like home" is really true. I love being home with my wife. We have a large garden that we tend year-round. When I'm not working or gardening, I enjoy doing repair projects, skiing and strength training. When I have extended time I really love backpacking, white water rafting, kayaking, and camping. Any remote backcountry activity really. One of my ambitions is to hike the Pacific crest trail from Canada to Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't imagine my life without the gospel of Jesus Christ. While I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life, I honestly feel like each day is a new adventure and I have something new to learn about myself and how to be a better person. I'm keenly aware that my Heavenly Father loves me. I feel His influence in my life constantly. Urging me to be better, to try again when I fail and strengthening me. Some days I feel like the most "flawed" person there is, and on those days, I've come to learn of the strength that comes as a pray more fervently and recommit myself to follow the Savior and his plan of happiness. I'm grateful to be a Mormon because of the focus on families and the understanding I've gained that this isn't just a principle of happiness in this life but that the family unit is eternal. I know that the effort to improve myself in this life and life according to the teaching of Jesus Christ brings true joy. I'm a Mormon because I find all of these things in this church. I have opportunities to serve other people every day. The gospel is taught in it's purest form. I'm surrounded by people of faith who aren't perfect but are trying really hard to do what's right and that inspires me to try harder. Being a Mormon is like being part of a global family. Where ever I travel in the world, I have friends that welcome me with open arms, are faithful and are willing to help me be a better person because of that faith in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is unique. Each member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the opportunity to use the talents that God has given them by serving others in a wide variety of ways. I've taught the youth formally in church meetings and informally on many scouting and other activities. My wife and I have taught marriage classes for couples to learn communication and other basic skills. Recently I was responsible for organizing community service events. One of these service events was to build a large retaining wall for a lady who runs a facility for special needs children where she provides an opportunity for them to ride horses, interact with animals and enjoy the outdoors in a natural setting. My favorite responsibility and one that all members of the church have is to visit the homes of the members each month to share a gospel message with them and to help them with any home projects or other needs they may have.