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Hi I'm Ken

I’m a husband, a dad, a religion teacher, a college basketball fan, a boat builder, a kayak enthusiast; and... I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I have the privilege of teaching religion to college students at various college campuses. I also exercise religiously so I can look good for my wife, eat licorice, and drink raspberry lemonade by the gallons! Some of my favorite memories as a young boy were going to college basketball games with my dad. I’m a huge basketball fan and in my mind, nothing in sports compares to the NCAA Tournament. As I’ve gotten older, other interests and hobbies have evolved. As a young teenager, I remember being irritated one Christmas because I got a screwdriver from my parents. “What a pointless gift,” I thought. Now, the prospect of a woodworking tool sounds glorious. About five years ago I decided to build a boat. Since then, I have built from scratch two ocean kayaks and a canoe. As fun as building boats has been, taking the family out on the water has been even better.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I have received assurances from the Holy Ghost that the Church is true. I have felt the Holy Spirit and believe He testifies of truth. Doctrinally, I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a fulness of truth. I have seen wonderful and inspiring things in other people and religions, but I have never experienced a religion with the totality of truth that Mormonism has. From reading scripture, I believe that whenever God has had a people that were His, He always sent prophets or apostles to lead them. I believe that the Church is led today by a Prophet and Apostles who hold priesthood power. These men speak to God and receive revelation from Him on behalf of the Church. I have learned that following their counsel and doing God’s will brings peace and happiness to my life and the lives of others. I’m thrilled to be Mormon!

How I live my faith

I teach religion to college students and I try to live what I preach. I’ve always viewed religion and faith as a core element of who I am and not just a system of belief to be occasionally followed or thought about. As such, I pray and read scripture daily. I repent just as frequently and rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I think about God. I believe He is involved in my life. Looking back over the years, I can see His guiding hand. I try to express gratitude for His involvement and goodness to me in daily prayer. I really try to see other people as God’s children and to treat them as such. Occasionally, this is difficult when driving the freeways of south Texas, but I’ll keep trying!