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Hi I'm Kirk

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I make my living as a professional speaker and author which allows me the great privilege of traveling throughout the world and meeting people from many walks of life. As often as I can I like to have one of my five children travel with me. And on rare occasions we're able to all travel together. My favorite place to be is home with my family going on dates with my lovely wife Rebecca or 'one on one' dates with my kids. Most of the time I feel like 'I am living a dream' and truly enjoy the miracles and joy that seem to be ever present in family life. My hobbies include reading, gardening, parenting and will soon include fowl. Last year we significantly enlarged the size of the garden. Next year we will double the size again. I'm currently working with my sons Jake and Josh on building a very large pen to hold our latest family project...chickens. We plan on having several varieties and lots of eggs. Eight year old Brooklyn will be in charge of the chickens. But I'm in in charge of creating a safe place for them to grow. It should be another great adventure and experience.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is rooted directly to the spiritual witnesses that have been poured out upon me as I sought to know for myself through study and fervent prayer. Furthermore I have been the recipient of countless spiritual and temporal blessings as a result of my striving to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and his restored gospel. I have experienced the divine grace of Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice lift the burden of my sins and poor choices from my soul and replace it with love and peace and hope ...and JOY. Other reasons for my membership have to do with the bold and self evident doctrines and teachings that are found in the bible and the restored gospel. These doctrines include but are not limited too...not having a paid ministry, the distinct and detailed doctrines regarding the nature of eternal families, the doctrines surrounding temples, the pre-existence, the clear and sensible teachings around the nature of the Godhead. The doctrines regarding Priesthood and authority, the depth and completeness of the teachings regarding what happens after we die, and the purpose of mortality. Living prophets and apostles and the emphasis on each member of the faith having personal responsibility for learning and living the gospel.

How I live my faith

If you interested in sitting quietly on the back pew of a church for an hour long Sunday service and then going home... then you probably won't like my church. The 3 hour Sunday worship service is only the smallest part of what members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are asked to give as an active part of their membership. Monday nights are set aside for family activities and instruction. Avoiding substances that are harmful to our body and our spiritual sensitivity are to be avoided. Each day our family gathers for what we call a family devotional where we read scripture and pray together as a family. For us Sundays are sacred days where we do not shop or do recreational activities. Instead we focus on drawing closer to one another and closer to Christ by learning about him and serving others as he would serve. Rebecca (my wife) and I both have assignments to serve in the church. Rebecca teaches 14 high-school teenagers in our home each morning before they go to school. This Early Morning Seminary class goes from 7am to 8am and is focused this year on the teachings of the Old Testament. Each night she spends time preparing for the next days lesson. Like each member of our congregation we also have 3 families each that we are assigned to minister too, serving their physical and spiritual needs. The church provides countless opportunities for us to learn to serve and love our fellowman...which is a great help as we seek to learn and become more like our Savior. My service in the church is rarely convenient...but always rewarding.