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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a husband and father of 3 active boys. I'm a software engineer, and an outdoor enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, and a father of 3 young boys, as well as a software engineer at a large technology company and owner/creator of an outdoors website. I love the outdoors, whether it's fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing, or boating. Being in nature makes me feel alive, connected to God and to the world, and brings me peace. There are few better things than spending a quiet day on the lake fishing with my boys.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the "Mormon" church. However, that doesn't mean I haven't also had my own conversion. At some point, everyone has to find out for themselves if what they've been taught is true. So it was for me. All my youth I looked forward to 'going on a mission' where I would spend 2 years of my life teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to others full time. I'd always felt the gospel was true. However, when I turned 19 and it came time to leave, I realized if I was going to teach others, I needed a stronger personal confirmation that the Book of Mormon was true. I knelt one night and prayed and asked God if the Book of Mormon really was true, from Him. I immediately felt an intense, warm feeling in my chest, and an incredible peace. I knew Heavenly Father had answered my prayer, and that this book was true. I served for 2 years among the humble people of Nicaragua, teaching them about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I saw this same knowledge confirmed to many of them as well. When people come to the knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and begin to live it, incredible changes happen in their lives. Bad habits are overcome. Happiness increases. Light and hope return to their lives. I know this gospel is true, and I don't know where I'd be without my Savior today.

How I live my faith

Today, I currently serve the youth in my local congregation. Most local congregations (known as wards) usually are the charter organization for a boy scout troop, and provide adult leadership to run the troops. I am an assistant scoutmaster, and I am responsible for the 11 year old "new" boy scouts. It's a great blessing to be able to incorporate the values taught by Jesus Christ into the scouting program to help these youth learn to be healthy, product young men and to help them to know how to live clean and productive lives, while also learning how to be excellent leaders as well. As a 'home teacher', I also visit and teach a couple of families in our ward. We are each assigned a couple of families to visit generally on a monthly basis, to help teach and to provide support and assistance when needed. It is comforting to know that no matter where you go in the world, there is a support network, and you can always find someone who will welcome you immediately. Home teachers help provide some of this. No one is paid for their efforts serving in the church. We are a 'lay ministry'. We serve because we love the Lord, and because Jesus taught us to love our neighbor as ourselves. I know I am blessed far more for serving than I ever give to those I serve.