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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Father, Husband, Firefighter/Paramedic, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Northern California. I did everything from playing football to raising pigs for the county fair (FFA). When I was about 17 I started volunteering at the local fire department and started to spend most of my free time there. When I was 19 I made a decision to press pause on my secular learning and serve a full-time, two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was called to serve in Asuncion, Paraguay. Don't worry, I had to look it up on a map too. There I met so many amazing people and witnessed how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can change lives and influence others for good. When I returned home I continued my schooling in Utah. I eventually graduated but not until after I had met my beautiful bride-to-be, Jessie. We were married in the Mesa, AZ temple. I currently work as a firefighter/paramedic and serve the needs of the community. Last year, we welcomed our daughter, Lexi, into our family and have loved every minute of it. In my free time I love to camp, wakeboard, cook, run, and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the LDS (Mormon) faith and was taught sound principles such as faith in Jesus Christ from my parents and friends. My parents were converted to the church when they were in the same timeframe of life I am in now. They had friends who were Mormon who they observed were family oriented and a generally happy people. They invited my parents to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ and learn more principles taught by the missionaries. There came a time in my youth when I needed to make a decision for myself if I wanted to follow what I had been taught or to choose a different path for my life. During my high school/early college years I saw my friends making choices that I didn't feel comfortable associating myself with like drinking, experimenting with drugs, and having sexual relations before marriage. What seemed like temporary pleasures to them couldn't bring them the happiness that I was trying to find more permanently for myself. I realized that the principles I had been taught in my youth were really guiding me towards a life of happiness if they were followed. Even now, I know that life isn't always a bed of roses, but I know the path that I can follow to lead me towards the joy that comes from following the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

One thing that I find interesting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that there is no paid clergy. The church is "run" by the members. There are people selected each week to give talks on Sunday's worship service known as "Sacrament Meeting." This is where the sacrament, the bread and water, is observed in remembrance of the sacrifice and atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Afterwards, there are meetings for all ages, both young and old. I currently assist teaching the 12-13 year old young men in our ward (local organization). Throughout the week I help them in my capacity as assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. We help teach them how to be future leaders and examples in both faith and deed. I live my faith by attending my church meeting and responsibilities and striving to be the Father and Husband my family needs me to be. I strive to be an example in the workplace as well. Perhaps the lessons I have learned from the Gospel of Jesus Christ have lead me to love the medical field so much. When Jesus was asked why he taught the poor and the sinners, he answered, "They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick." (Luke 5:31) I am grateful to use the talents and skills our Heavenly Father has helped me acquire so that I can better serve my fellowman. I know that life is full of struggles hardships. We live in a time where there is so much negativity toward life, others, financial burdens, you name it. Amidst all of this there is still so much good to be found in this life. I am grateful that I know where to find it and how to enjoy the happiness it brings. The special thing about it is that you can too!