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Hi I'm Warren D Kiggins

I am from California, but I was baptized in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1970. I'm a Mormon. And I love every moment of being a Mormon.

About Me

My college degree is in English with an emphais in British Lit. I love to read and write. I spent my life in the construction industry developing land and building homes which is somewhat incongruous with my education. I enjoy spending time with my wife, who is an angel, and with my children and grandchildren. I also enjoy watching college basketball and a bit of college football. There was a time when golf was my hobby, but as I grew older and our children came along the game took too much time from my family so I gave it up for something better--time with my family. I am a very wealthy man, wealthy in the sense of my wife and children and the Gospel of Jesus Christ--the Plan of Salvation.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about fourteen or fifteen years old I discovered that I disbelieved what I had been taught about God. I felt that God was not a loving, kind and merciful being. I felt from my reading about him that he was unforgiving and a dictatorial being who throw lightning bolts about the world as his anger prompted him. But I wanted to know the why of the human existance. I searched and searched and searched to ascertain if their was an answer, a reason for "being", but I could not find the answers to my questions. I was 28 years old and had given up my pursuit of truth, of any reason other than propagation of the species for our existence. I met a man where I worked who talked about 'serving a mission.' I asked him what that meant and he invited me to have dinner with he and his wife (he was about my age) on a Sunday afternoon. I was single and a home cooked meal sounded very good so I went to his home and as soon as I crossed the threshold into his home I felt something that I had never felt before--a peace, a softness, a sweetness. I enjoyed the meal and their company, I found out they were mormons, whatever that was. When I left their home the peaceful and sweet feeling disipatted and was quickly gone. I wanted to experience that feeling again. I hoped that he would invite me to his home again--and he did. And as soon as i entered his home I again felt that peace and goodness and as soon as I left it left me. Finally, I asked him what that feeling that I had never felt was--could he tell me. He said it was the Holy Ghost and I laughed at him. I eventually agreed to be taught about the 'mormon religion' and during those teaching moments I found the answers to all of my mortal questions about the why of the human existence. I was eventually baptized, confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met my wife, was married and then sealed in the Lord's house, his temple and we've had several wonderful children.

How I live my faith

I've enjoyed being a member of the Lord's only true and living church for 41 years. I read and study the scriptures every day to learn about God and Jesus Christ, to learn how to become like them so that I can teach my children and grandchildren how to return to them and live together eternally as a family. What joy this brings me, what peace of mind and a desire to be good, to be of service to God and to others. I get to home teach, to visit, five families each month with a young man as my partner. I get to share with others what is so precious to me--my testimony that God lives, that Jesus Christ is his Son and lives also, that he is risen and is my Savior and Redeemer. I have had the job of serving as a ward bishop and helped organized events for the ward members. I also had the humbling opportunity to serve as the president of a stake and visit others in their homes and in hospitals and rehab centers. I've never was been able to give as much as I have received as I served others as a bishop, home teacher or stake president. I am so excited to be a mormon, I love to tell others that I am a mormon. I have tasted the joy of repentance and being forgiven of my sins and transgression. I can never do enough for the Savior for what he has done for me as he suffered for my sins, for my mistakes, for my illnesses and problems and afflictions. I know that he lives. I also know that Joseph Smith was chosen by God to be his prophet and that Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's Prophet today, the president of this Church, the Lord's Church. Why do I read the Book of Mormon? I read it because every page of that wonderful book testifies of Jesus Christ and of his goodness, his mercy, of his desire for our happiness and goodwill. I love him.