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Hi I'm Ken

I'm a Mormon. I am also a software developer, a father and a grandfather and live in Spokane, Washington.

About Me

I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for 40 years. We met in band where she played clarinet and I played trumpet. We have 4 living children and 2 grandchildren who we enjoy very much. I grew up in many different places in the Western U.S. And Canada. I served in the Army in Korea and Germany. I enjoy photography and sightseeing and now, of course, my granddaughters. I struggle with creative writing, which is why this profile isn't very long.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and I were members of another Christian church when I was growing up. As a teenager I started to have doubts about God and religion. As a chemistry major in college, I came to feel that if something were real, you should be able to see it, weigh it, or measure it. Some of the events of the late '60's and '70's convinced me that people can talk themselves into believing almost anything. So, when the Mormon missionaries started teaching my wife and me, I was skeptical and had lots of questions. We spent a year investigating the Church and attending Sunday meetings. One thing that I found to be unique about the Church was that the missionaries told us we didn't have to take their word for it. We could ask God, as the prophet Moroni promises (Moroni 10:3-5). I didn't try that for quite a while, however, because I was expecting to be convinced intellectually first. Eventually, I recognized that I felt something good when I attended Church meetings that I didn't feel anywhere else, so I decided to put Moroni's promise to the test. I told myself, and the missionaries, that if I were to be convinced, I would have to receive a manifestation that couldn't possibly be the result of wishful thinking. The answer to my prayer, when it came, was clearly from God and not my imagination. Many many experiences since then have strengthened my testimony. I know, beyond a doubt, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Jesus IS the Christ and guides His church through living prophets and apostles. The Book of Mormon is true and, with the Bible, testifies of Jesus Christ. I so testify, in the name of my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I strive each day to keep the commandments and live my life in a manner that the Savior would approve. I try to follow the counsel that Paul gave to the church members at Philippi, (Philippians 4:8). I assist the bishop of our ward (congregation) in maintaining membership information and I help each week operate the temple.