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Hi I'm Kevin

I am a Dad, a Pappy, I'm self employed, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have 3 adult children (2 boys and a girl) and 5 grandchildren (3 boys and 2 girls) of which I am very proud. My wife of nearly 30 years passed away in 2010 after a fight with cancer. I am the owner/operator of a retail business in the town that I live. I am very fortunate to get to work with my youngest son who is my right arm (and sometimes left) in the business. I love to tell everyone "Its not that I have to go to church, but that I GET to go to church!"

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up, my parents tried to find a church for us all to attend. The quest continued into my adult life with my wife and children. The main issues were that we could not find a church that A) could answer our questions about the gospel, and B) was interested in us as Heavenly Fathers children. Each place we searched seemed only interested in telling us we needed to repent without any instruction on how to do it, and how much money we could and were expected to contribute to them. In 2005, I was given a Book of Mormon by a neighbor who is a member of the church. He had left it with my wife for me after she told him that I read all the time and never have enough books. I began reading it and could not stop. The answers to all my questions were being answered as I read. The next Sunday I attended our local ward and to my delight it was exactly the place I knew Heavenly Father intended for us to be. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is truly the restored Church of Jesus Christ here on earth!

How I live my faith

In 2008 my wife and I went to the Temple. We were married or sealed together "for time and all eternity", not just "till death do us part". This knowledge and authority is just one reason that I know the gospel is real and that we will be reunited as a family for eternity. Since becoming a member I have had the opportunity to hold several callings. Each of them, including my present calling, have continued to help me to not only serve my ward "family" but, have helped me to learn and grow as a person and in the gospel in ways I never thought possible. Being a Mormon does not make me or anyone a perfect individual. Everyone I know, whether members of the church or not, are far from it. As members of the church we receive instruction, encouragement, and support from the church and others who share similar desires and beliefs. It is up to us as individuals to use it to grow and change in any way we may be lacking. Not to judge or point out others faults as we see them. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are perfect and desire all that is possible for us. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ we all can strive to return to their presence becoming perfected and glorified.