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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Leap Year Baby. I have a passion for helping and serving others. I am me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by two loving parents in Columbus, OH. I have one sister and one niece. I am a recent convert to the church. I am unaware of any relatives who are a member of the church, I suspect I am the first. I love animals. I currently have two dogs. Someday, I will have Bearded Dragons, too. Looking forward to getting back into my favorite hobby, keeping and breeding Tropical Fish. Ever been stung by a Lionfish? It hurts! I spent eight years at Purdue University trying to decide what I was going to do when I grow up. I still don't know. I studied Civil Engineering, then Industrial Management; however, I graduated with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. I loved small town Indiana. My best memories from my undergraduate years would include being a member of Purdue's Marching Band. I began the pursuit of a Master's Degree in Counseling at University of Phoenix. Someday I may continue to completion. I enjoy movies, reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Biographies. I enjoy video games, mostly RPG's. I like meeting people and traveling. I like to explore and experience new things. For example, I hope to finally go skydiving next year. Feel free to ask me anything.

Why I am a Mormon

If you could read my mind, you would see the life of a gifted child as he approached the first day of kindergarten. You would see a child fighting his mother, attempting to prevent her from leading him to a doorway which led to a dark cloud he saw hanging over the middle of the building. He felt fear for the first time, he wondered, "Couldn't she see it? Didn't she see the evil waiting for me?" It hung over where he would attend this school as a third grader; the year he learned he was different, experienced racial hatred from his teacher, and made the choice to be baptized to honor his commitment to giving his life to Christ as a Southern Baptist. Growing up in the sixties, I thought I had two strikes against society being black and gay. I attended college in Indiana where most people I met who had problems with my race never approached the subject of sexuality. They saw me as masculine, which helped keep my closet door shut, but led me down a lonely path where Faith was often my only friend. In 2005, my supervisor, a convert, handed me the Book of Mormon asking me to read it with an open mind. I read the Book while I lived in a homeless shelter. At first, I was resistant to the church because I didn't believe Blacks or Gays were welcome. Then I found out a black co-worker, was also a convert. I left the homeless shelter to rent a room in his home. I began to remember the wonderful L.D.S. television commercials I heard as a child during moments when I felt alone. The memory of the comfort and peaceful nature of those moments never left me. In August, I learned through prayer to join the Mormon Church. The next day I went to the visitor's center and watched The Restoration. Three days later, there was a knock on my door. On Sept. 17, 2011, I was baptized and confirmed the next day. I have always sought truth and knowledge. Truth is what set me free to become a Mormon. I have shared this testimony in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

Being new to the church, I am waiting to see what our Heavenly Father has in store for me. I have decided to join the choir in rehearsal next Sunday which will be quite a treat the day after I participate in the Annual Service Project.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Kevin
I was never addicted to pornography, but I have seen the damage it causes to those who have that addiction. Pornography was a major reason I left a relationship in my past because I personally could not put an end to it. The industry is a very profitable business and its actors are paid very well. Until we can hinder the actions of Mammon and those who worship Mammon, we have to continue our protests in the name of Jesus Christ. What I found on a personal level was to ask in prayer to provide the light to lead me and those who choose to serve the one true god out of darkness. A darkness that is fostered by the inability of those who cannot follow the law of Chastity. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Kevin
Faith is to hope and believe in something which can not be seen. If you should ever hear the phrase, "Trust and Believe", it is a great description of what it means to have faith. I have found over the years love, particularly unconditional love, is a great way to experience trust, confidence and his willingness to act on my behalf. I learned this through the love of my parents as a child who allowed me to stand up and act upon what I believed and hoped. Show more Show less