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Hi I'm Kevin

I come from a long line of Mormon ancestry, have lived in Salt Lake City all my life, and currently work in Church Services.

About Me

I am a single guy in my early 20's. A college student. A return missionary of the LDS Church. I speak Spanish. I am the 2nd sibling of 6. I LOVE the Outdoors. Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Backpacking, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, X-Country Skiing, Bonfires, 4-Wheeling, Snowmobiling, Shooting. If it's outside, you name it, I love it! I also like drawing and painting. I like to sing. I love music. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I dream about living in the South Pacific. I highly value true friendships, glory in lending a helping hand, and love the matchless example of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of Mormons. My Parents, my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Great-Great Grandparents; all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is my Heritage. I have, since my birth, been blessed with the influential examples of my Mother and my Father living the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I recognized at a very young age the happiness and security that these beliefs and customs brought into our lives and the lives of my extended family. It was at the age of 8 years old that I was given the opportunity to commit myself to this way of living and make a sacred covenant with God through Baptism to live the Principles of the Restored Gospel. A tender, in-experienced age to be making such a life-defining decision, some may say. But even in my innocence I knew, at 8 years old, that living the Gospel of Jesus Christ made me happy. And I had felt, on a number of occasions, the sweet confirmation of the Spirit of God concerning the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon and the Heavenly visitation of God the Father and Jesus Christ unto the boy Joseph Smith. With faith in my heart and a conviction to follow Christ, I took my first steps through the door that led me into the path straight and narrow. The Path is not a cake-walk. It is not free of hardship. I have had Trials, made Mistakes and experienced Failure. But my resolve to continue in this venture toward eternal joy is constantly spurred on through daily confirmation from the Spirit that this work is true. God has spoken it to my heart. I know right down to my bones. And I can never deny the wonders that God has worked in me through my faithful obedience and service in His Kingdom. I am a Mormon because I know this is Christ's true church. I am a Mormon because I desire true happiness, here and in the hereafter. I am proud of my Heritage. But I am a Mormon because I choose to be.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith through example. That is the way the Savior lived. He showed us through his actions what a man must do to inherit Eternal Life. One of the most important parts of being a Mormon to me, is sharing our beliefs. The best way I have found to do that is through example. The Savior was in constant awareness of the faint of heart, the downtrodden, the weak knees and the feeble hands. His love he emulated in every circumstance, in every word, and in every deed. To cultivate that kind of love and to demonstrate in word and deed that same devotion to the well-being of my fellow men is my goal. And as I seek opportunities to serve, to lift, and to strengthen those around me I am truly living my religion, and setting the example of a true disciple of Jesus Christ, and a practicing member of the Mormon Faith.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Kevin
Eternal Life is often thought of as an inter-changeable definition or synonym for Immortality. Although Eternal Life is an immortal state, it is far more encompassing than simply not dying. Eternal Life is to live with God. To return to his arms. To know again His Heavenly Home and enjoy His presence and instruction on a personal level. This is the Ultimate gift the Father can give. And the goal that we as His children ought to be striving to achieve by obedience to His laws and through following the example of His holy Son. Show more Show less