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Hi I'm Kent

I grew up in California, but have since lived in Utah, Nevada and now, Nebraska. I love music and Spanish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to play piano, guitar, organ and several other instruments. I was a missionary in Central America years ago and consequently, I now love to speak Spanish with others who also speak it. My wife and I love children, we have a large family and it's getting even larger: grandchildren are now making the scene.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I feel this church closely resembles the ancient church established by Christ himself. I know the Lord loves his children here on earth and He not only knows us individually, He wants us to be successful in this life and to be able to live with Him in the next. He has not left us here on earth alone to flounder aimlessly but had given us the best handbook of all, the scriptures. And, just like in ancient times, the Lord has provided us with inspired leaders to help us navigate through the uncertain "waters" of the present day. The world is in sin, conflict and confusion but we don't have to get caught up in that. We can follow the path the Lord has given us in order to return safely to Him. The rewards are twofold: We have a happier life here on earth and we also qualify to life with Heavenly Father when we pass from this mortal existence. It's so obvious the Lord loves us and He wants us to choose the right path so we can qualify to live in His presence one day.

How I live my faith

I play the organ for our church services each week. I am also a willing volunteer to teach a Sunday School class or help out in other ways when a regular teacher is out of town. We also call on members during the week in the program called "Home Teaching". We like to make sure things are going well for them. Once in a while, somebody is out of work, sick or just plain down on their luck. Many people hesitate to ask for help but won't turn it down when offered. As we go about our daily jobs and tasks, we may sometimes just have a feeling or impression that something is amiss at a neighbor or friend's house and feel we need to go visit. We may discover the dad just lost his job or a child has just fallen and gotten hurt. It feels so good to serve others and I know Jesus is pleased when He sees us care for our fellow men.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kent
The Lord gave the ancient apostles power to seal families together forever, as we can all read in Matthew 16:19: "and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven." When I attend friends' weddings I marvel at the phrase, "Til death do you part." Doesn't that almost sound like a built-in divorce clause? Life in these latter days can be so uncertain. Think about those 3000 souls that perished during 9/11 alone. Families were torn asunder. Children were left without moms and dads. Wives lost husbands, husbands lost wives. Heavenly Father is aware of perils that can befall us here, but He has also provided that sealing power so we can still be a family on the other side. Eternal marriages can be performed here in earth in holy temples so that if we live worthily and follow Christ's teachings, our marriage will be in force after death. Our separation will be, at most, temporary and after the resurrection, we will be able to live in the presence of God, forever! If we have lost any children through death, they will be returned to us and we'll get to raise them during the millennium. This sounds like a very nice plan! Show more Show less