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Hi I'm Kolton

I'm a geek (software engineer and an avid gamer). I lift weights, commute via a motorcycle, and enjoy backpacking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First of all I'm a Dad. I have 5 children, ages 11, 9, 5, 3, and 1. You could say I'm fairly experienced when it comes to raising kids (at least through the younger years). I am also a Geek. I've long been interested in Computers which has lead to a career as a Software Engineer. I also play a lot of video games (sometimes my wife says too many ;) ). I enjoy my motorcycle (a sport touring bike) which I ride to and from work (even in the rain), and on longer trips for fun. I lift weights regularly (to offset being a full time geek).

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but that doesn't make it a guaranteed deal that I would remain in the Church my entire life. There have been many times that I have sought to understand and establish my own faith. Some of those periods were trying, and not the highlight of my existence. Some of them were difficult for my family and I. But through those trying times, I have determined and gained a testimony that Jesus Christ's church has been restored to the earth again and by living his Gospel I can lead the most fulfilling and satisfying life possible. If nothing else, the direct comparisons in my own life have shown me, though small trials and very great trials, that by following the Lord's commandments I can be blessed and find true joy. This joy primarily emanates from my beautiful children and my loving wife. But it also included the many opportunities that I find to serve the Lord by serving his many children in need.

How I live my faith

I have a strong testimony of the Home Teaching program within the Church where we are able to visit and help care of a few families specifically in our ward/neighborhood. By diligently serving in this calling from the Lord I have been blessed, probably more so than the help I have been able to offer these families. As I visit them each month and in their times of need, we have grown closer together and they have opened up their lives to allow me to serve them in greater ways. Through this I have made lifelong friends out of what otherwise would have been only acquaintances.