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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up on a potato farm in a small town in Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a large family and grew up working on a potato farm. My hobbies include waterskiing, basketball, Russian language and raising children. I enjoy reading military history and watching documentaries pertaining to that same subject. One day, I would love to learn to play chess, and the guitar. I have spent time traveling in Europe, including England, Bulgaria, Belgium, France and Russia.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the Mormon religion and as a youth, I followed their example and teachings because I loved them and wanted to make them happy. Over time, I found that the principles and teachings of the Mormon church brought true and lasting happiness to me, even in times of trial and heartache. Regardless of the storms that rage in my life, I can always find an inner peace and calm that comes from my faith in Jesus Christ and the witness that I have of the truth of this great church. Today I am a Mormon because I have a personal and special witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is true. The testimony that I have comes from a lifetime of learning and prayer together with seeing and feeling great spiritual strength as I have lived the principles taught by this church. The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. I love to study it together with the Bible. I know these great scriptures are the words of God.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the president of several congregations in my city. I enjoy meeting with and interviewing the many people who are seeking to repent and come closer to Christ. I also have a responsibility for the young people in these congregations and I enjoy spending time doing service projects, sports activities and other related events with them. I feel that the time I give to the Lord in this calling is well compensated for by the blessings that come into my families life as I serve.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Mormons believe that grace is a vital part of the atonement of Jesus Christ. We believe that it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do. The good works of an individual coupled with the grace of Christ can lead us to salvation. The grace of Jesus Christ is also an "enabling power" that gives us the strength to bear up under the burdens and trials of life. I have found great strength by relying upon the grace of Christ at times in my life when there was nothing else to provide it. Many times, I have been enabled to perform daily tasks, church assignments, responsibilities as a father and husband that were well beyond my personal abilities. I know that this was the enabling power of the grace of Jesus Christ. Grace is Christ's power to save me after this life and His power to help me while still here on the earth. I must always do my part through faith repentance and good works, but I know that in the end, it will be His grace that will save me. Show more Show less