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Hi I'm Kelvin Findlay

Having grown up in the US and Germany, I just completed a wonderful career with the Air National Guard as a pilot. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As I grew up, my father was in the United States Air Force and we lived in various states of the country as well as spending several years in Panama and Germany. I graduated from High School in Frankfurt, Germany, and having spent a career as a pilot in the military, have enjoyed seeing much of the world and getting to know many different cultures. We love to travel and see new places and meet new people. The "we" is my dear wife Jamie, and our four children: Clarissa, Avenlea, Carlisle, and McKay. My college education was in natural resources, and I have always enjoyed the outdoors. We particularly enjoy going to Bear Lake, Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. I have also had a life long interest in agriculture, farming and ranching, and own several horses which Avenlea and I ride occasionally. My career was spent with the Utah Air National Guard where I was a Air Refueling Pilot. I also had the opportunity to serve in leadership positions, and retired as the Air Commander and Chief of Staff of 1400 tremendous Airmen.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for several reasons. First, my father, who grew up in Idaho, and my mother, who grew up in Canada, are both Mormon, and are committed disciples of Christianity. They raised me and my brothers and sisters in love with a desire to do good, and to have an appreciation for what we have been blessed with. Secondly, from a young age, I have desired to know for myself what the Lord would have me do, and what my purpose on this earth is. I have read and studied, I have fasted and prayed, and I have gained a firm witness that the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God and is a second witness of Jesus Christ. I believe with all my heart that the full gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored and that we truly have living prophets today. Having grown up in various places around the world with friends from all different faiths and cultures, I know that the Lord loves all of His children. But as was true in both Old Testament and New Testament times, the choicest blessings of the Lord come through His covenants and living His gospel. I am deeply grateful for the blessings I have experienced through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the priesthood of God. These blessings effect my every day living and bring a purpose and a joy and fulfillment that greatly enriches my life and the lives of my family.

How I live my faith

Having grown up with dear friends of many other faiths, I have a deep respect for the beliefs and ideals of other faiths and peoples. I believe deeply that our Father in Heaven loves all his children (see; Acts 10:34-35, Matthew 7:7-11, and 3 Nephi 14:7-11) who are all the peoples of this wonderful world. My faith is not just what I do on Sunday, it is a part of my life and soul. It is how I love and lead my family. It is how I interact with friends and strangers. It is how I fly as a pilot and how I lead as a military commander. It is how I try to live each day and how I set goals and look to the future. I believe with all my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is my Savior and the Savior of the World. I want to be his disciple. I want to be good and do good. (As Abraham Lincoln said, "when I do good, I feel good, and when I don't do good, I don't feel good.") As I interact with people and as I have the opportunity to influence or lead them, I want to do it according to the principles the Savior taught. I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy and to have joy. That joy comes from living in harmony with the principles and commandments of a loving Heavenly Father and doing the things that bring us closer to what he knows we can be. It comes from loving and serving and being a part of something greater than ourselves.