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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in Las Vegas, was a Division I college athlete, am now a medical student, husband, and soon-to-be father, and a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I lived a pretty normal childhood. I loved sports growing up, and through high school I fell in love with volleyball. I ended up going on to play for one of the top college teams in the country at Brigham Young University, where I was able to have a successful athletic career while receiving a great education. There I also met my wonderful wife, a track and field athlete at the university, whom I married a year before we both graduated. We have since moved on to medical school in Kirksville, Missouri, and are expecting our first child early next year. Although we are extremely busy and sometimes overwhelmed by the things going on in our lives, we are grounded by a deep love for each other and for the Lord. That love and understanding of His Gospel guides us and directs us every day and in every decision that we make. We feel so blessed to be where we are in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

From a very young age I believed in Christ and His teachings in the Gospel. The blessings I have been able to receive and recognize throughout my life have been an evidence and testimony to me that I am following His teachings in a way that makes Him happy, and nothing has brought me greater happiness in my own life. I have been getting a unique perspective on life and the Gospel throughout my studies in medical school, as well. I love learning about this fantastic creation we call a body, and all of the detailed processes that go on to accomplish even the simplest tasks in life. I never cease to be amazed at how complex the human body is. Some say that the study of sciences disproves that there is a god or creator; to me it is quite the contrary. When you think of how every microscopic particle in the body is used together with other structures and cells and organs, and realize how small and yet how perfect everything was designed, and then look up into the night sky and see how detailed and organized the stars and the planets and the galaxies in the heavens are as well, you really realize that there is no way that this is all by chance or by accident. It is a testimony to me that there is a God, our Father, who created us, for a purpose, out of love, and sent us here to learn and to grow, so that one day we can become more like Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. That knowledge, understanding, and belief is what makes everything that we experience in this life worth it; all of the grief, pain, and challenges, along with the joys, happiness, and achievements serve a purpose and have an end that we are trying to meet. I find a lot of peace in that.

How I live my faith

To me, being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ doesn't begin and end with going to church meetings on Sunday. It is about trying to learn and grow through every experience that I have, and to make the lives of those around me better. I try to focus on relationships as much as I can, especially my relationship with my wife, and am constantly searching for different ways to make others happy. I try to be a good example to my classmates in medical school by being involved in service to others and volunteering for different projects in the community. The Book of Mormon teaches that when we are in the service of our fellow men, we are only in the service of our God, and there is little, if anything, that can bring more joy than knowing that we are serving our Father in Heaven by taking care of His children here on earth. The love of serving others is one of the things that led me in the direction of a career in medicine, and the more I experience helping to improve the lives of others, the more I become enthralled by it. I believe that in this I am keeping Christ's commandment of, "Come, follow Me," because He spent His life and ministry in the endeavor to make others happy and free from the things that kept them down.