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Hi I'm Kenny

I encourage those around me to be proud of who they are because God made each one of us special. I'm a dentist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 11 years and have 3 children. I did nine years of college with all three kids and last year graduated as a dentist. I watch sports all the time. My wife and I are nothing alike but we've found ways to make that a positive. After many years of bumping heads, we started to realize that all of our differences can just be additions to what we can bring to the table. I stopped trying to convince her to see it my way and she stopped trying to change me into the perfect husband. She loves doing all sorts of crafts and I watch my ballgames with any of my 3 kids that I can con into sitting with me. I love being a parent. I love teasing my wife. And I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the mormon religion for its simplicity. Everything that they teach feels true. I think that's the most important part. Sure, there are other mormons that are different or some that I don't identify with that much. But that's what makes it real. There are real life's experiences that need to be dealt with in this world and I feel like this church teaches me the things I need to get back to God. Not just to believe in him, but how that belief makes me my "best self" so I can be happy along the way.

How I live my faith

In my church I was asked to teach the youth. Every Sunday I prepare a lesson that is based on a certain church principle and I deliver the message in a way that the youth can understand and relate to. In fact, I just taught a lesson today and a new boy who is 13 told me afterward how much he liked my lessons because he felt they were easy to understand and fun too. When I was 19, I was asked to serve a 2 year mission to Guatemala. I served with 10 different missionaries throughout that time. 5 were from the US and the other 5 from other Central American countries. It was the best 2 years of my life. It was no vacation either. It turned me into a responsible person. We had no one really looking over us directly when we went out to teach. We woke up at 6 and went to bed a 9:30. Sure we got some time off one day a week to write letters home and shoot some hoops. But it was just a good feeling knowing that I was helping so many people find what they were looking for. In our church, we never get paid for any job or position we hold in it. We serve out of love. It's something we know is necessary. I know that because of some missionaries 80 years ago that my great grandparents were taught the message of our church and I felt that it was only fair that I do the same to those of my generation. And I'm glad I did.