What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Mormon, born and raised in the beautiful Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana, USA.

About Me

I work as a chiropractic neurologist and have the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life. I like people and love helping them. My family consists of my wife, 7 wonderful children and almost 15 grandchildren! We also have the honor of helping raise my bother-in-law's 4 children. Needless to say, there's never a dull moment for us! I grew up on a dairy farm in Montana and love the outdoors. We farmed about 500 acres, and I had the opportunity to work on the farm since I was a little boy. I liked working with my father and family. We worked hard, and we played hard. In our area of Montana we had lot of lakes and rivers. My dad always had a boat, so we water skied, fished, swam and had lots of fun. Since my youth I have done some interesting and challenging things. I served a mission for our Church in Texas and learned Spanish. This was both interesting and challenging! After my mission, I attended Brigham Young University in a pre-medical program and chose to attend Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. After earning a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1992, I returned to school in 1994 at Logan College of Chiropractic in a post-doctoral neurology program. Currently, I am finishing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Why I am a Mormon

The first members of my family to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints heard of the Prophet Joseph Smith in the early 1830's. My grandfather and uncle rode their horses 120 miles and met with the Prophet while he was plowing a field. The Prophet Joseph related his experiences to them, and how the true Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. They believed and were baptized. I heard these stories when I was a little boy. I listened to what was taught in church and to what my parents taught at home. I believed what I heard. I looked forward to being baptized with great anticipation. When I was 8 years old I was baptized by my father. As I was baptized, I remember feeling pure and clean when I came up out of the water and for days afterwards. I was given the Gift of the Holy Ghost after I was baptized. That gift gave me the privilege of witnesses from God of truth. I found that I needed those witnesses. Many of my friends were not Mormons. Most of them mocked my beliefs, and some of them were physically abusive to me. I thought about what they said and felt that I needed to know for myself - separate from my long family history of church membership, if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I needed to know if Joseph Smith really was God's prophet, and if the Book of Mormon was truly the word of God. I read, studied and prayed and received revelation through the Holy Ghost that these things are true.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon or member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, influences everything I do. How I treat my wife and family, friends, community, and patients is influenced by Church teachings. What would Jesus do? What did Jesus teach? Am I being honest, kind, considerate? The Church of Jesus Christ teaches that application of faith and beliefs is essential to salvation. It is not enough to just believe. So, I try hard to live my religion. In addition to my mission, I have served as a teacher of both adults and children for many years. I've served in many leadership positions, and I've worked in the nursery with the little children. Where ever I serve I find joy and satisfaction helping other.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Kevin
Eternal life, as sought by latter-day saints, is the type of life that God our Heavenly Father lives. He has a family. We are His children, and His work and glory is to teach and help us to become like He is. We lived with God the Father in heaven before we were born. He taught us truth. We loved him and wanted to be like him. Before we were born on earth we had spirit bodies. We saw that God the Father had a glorified physical body. This earth was created so we could obtain physical bodies and learn to know, love, and obey God through the whisperings of His Spirit. When we were born our knowledge of Him and His ways was blocked from our consciousness. Living by faith is our task. Fortunately, we are not left alone. Our Heavenly Father called many prophets and revealed truth to them. Their recorded words are written in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other scriptures. In addition to the written word of God, latter-day saints have the privilege of having a living prophet and apostles who receive revelation from God. They teach us and help us know what we have to do to obtain eternal life. Jesus Christ came to teach us truth, atone for our sins, and give us resurrection. If we love God and obey His commandments, we may-through the grace of Christ, be forgiven of our sins and blessed eternally. These blessings include the privilege of living as husband and wife, parents and children forever-just like God our Father lives. This is the essence of eternal life. Show more Show less