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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also referred to as "Mormon."

About Me

Born in Oregon on farm, I was raised LDS (Mormon), in an active church going family. My father always stressed to me the importance of education, therefore after graduating high school, I attended Brigham Young University, and studied agriculture. At 19, I served a voluntary 2 year mission in south Texas where I taught people about the church in Spanish. After my mission, I resumed my studies at BYU where I met my wife. We were married in the temple and upon graduating from BYU, I started dental school in Ohio. Four years of dental school passed quickly and we added a girl and a boy to our family. We moved to Arizona where I started work and my third child was born. We lived in Arizona for 5 years and loved our time there, however, the seasons were calling and we longed to be near the mountains and where the weather changes. My wife having lived in Ft. Collins really loved Colorado. We decided to move to Colorado where I currently reside and work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, however had to come to my own conclusion on whether the church is the true church of Jesus Christ. I always felt good about going to church and participating on the activities, but I was approaching the age where I needed to decide whether or not to serve a full time mission. I wanted to know for myself that what I was sharing regarding Jesus Christ, and the restoration of His church was true, instead of relying on my friends and parents. One day, while working on the farm, I was thinking about my prospective mission, and my testimony of the gospel. I decided to stop the tractor I was operating, and pray to our Heavenly Father and ask if I needed to serve a mission, and if the church that I had belonged to for so long was true. The overwhelming peace that came to me after that prayer confirmed to me that I knew the church was true. Something else I learned that day was that we have a loving Heavenly Father that listens to and cares about us, however insignificant we may feel sometimes. I went on and served a two year spanish speaking mission in South Texas where I was able to share my testimony with others and teach them that we have a loving Father, who has restored His gospel to the earth. The most significant part of the restored gospel to me, is the knowledge that we now have of how our families can be together forever. Modern day prophets have revealed how our families do not have to end with "til death do you part" but that we can be together as a family after we die. I know this church is true. I am thankful for it and the blessing it has been in my life. Jesus Christ lives. He loves us and has given us all that we have.

How I live my faith

I love to live my faith! I know that I am not perfect, and I am well aware of the countless flaws that I have. However, I genuinely care about other people and love to serve. I have served for years as a Boy Scouts leader, helping young men develop skills and character that will benefit them throughout their lives. I also love to serve in my community and help with different events and projects that occur to benefit schools and the city. The most important way I live my faith is by trying to be a good father and husband. I have three children that I adore, and I try to teach them how to be good people. I try to treat my wife with the utmost love and respect that she deserves. We try to study the scriptures together as a family, and do activities together as a family. Again, I have my imperfections, but I try and I look for ways to improve every day.