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Hi I'm Kevin De La Vega

I've lived all over the world. I have a wonderfully disfunctional family. I love everything outdoors, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My Mom is white and my Dad is brown (Peruvian to be exact). I have 4 brothers and no sisters, which made for one heck of a crazy home growing up, which is another reason for why I am so gratefull to be a member of this wonderfull church. I have lived in a lot of places because of my Dad's work. I was born in California and moved to Mexico, then to Texas and back to Mexico. Then I moved to Lagos, Nigeria which was a huge shoker for my family and I but it tought us a lot that we wouldn't have been able to fully comprehend if we hadn't lived there. I love everything outdoors and I know that the Lord was looking out for me because he sent me to one of the greatest outdoorsy places in the world for my mission, Washington. I love it here. I am out serving the Lord for the next 2 years of my life by sharing the gospel and helping people out in any way I can in this great state. I hope to be usefull as I learn and grow under the direction of the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

From a very young age I have had a strong testimony of my own that God loves us and that we are his children. As my family and I moved around we asked the Lord to guide us and I have felt his protection as we lived in places where gunfire was something common to hear every night. I have to give credit to my famliy for why I am who I am today. I feel that I have been blessed with a good family for a reason, to witness that a strong famliy in the gospel is the greatest blessing that we can recieve while we live here on Earth. I know not everyone has a strong family but I would urge you to seek to obtain one because no matter how much work it is, it's always worth it. When I went off to college at UVU I strayed off of the path for a while but humbling myself and calling upon God to guide me once more I found that the happiest life that I could lead was one in the church. So I straightend up and got my act together by working with the Bishop. Soon after I felt the need to go on a mission as President Monson at General Conference requested that all able young men honored their priesthood by going on a mission, and the Holy Ghost witnessed that to my heart. So... here I am as happy as can be serving in the best mission in the world. I am a WA-TAC missionary.

How I live my faith

I am now serving with all my heart and might and mind as a missionary in the Washington Tacoma mission. I will be back November 3rd 2012.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Kevin De La Vega
Yes, we are very selective on who can join the church. The requirements are as follows: 1. You must be human. 2. You have to want to follow Jesus Christ. As you can tell, we are a very elitist church. :J As members of the LDS church we do not believe that you must be living perfectly to join. You simply must express the desire to follow Jesus Christ and, after a few short missionary lessons to give you a brief overview of our beliefs, you can get baptized. For the rest of your life you will be able to grow and learn more about the Gospel of Christ. Don't worry about your backround or where you come from, because what is in your past is between you and God. No one in the church is perfect and though it seems that some people are so much farther down the road than we are; we are still on the same journey to get better. Church was created by Christ to perfect the imperfect. In our church worthy men are allowed to hold the priesthood. To be worthy means to be living the Gospel of Christ. When you are interviewed to be baptized you are asked if you are willing to follow our savior but when you are interviewed for the priesthood you are asked if you are following our savior. All worthy men in the church should hold the priesthood. I would invite all to prepare for it if you havn't recieved it already. It is the sacred authority to act in Gods name. It is something you should honor for the rest of your life. Show more Show less