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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm the life of any party! I'm a very happily married Texan, working corporate finance. Eu falo portugues and I am Mormon.

About Me

In the last year or so, I graduated college, got a full-time job, and got married. Very quickly life has changed and I have grown up. But that doesn't mean I don't know how to have a good time (although I DO go to bed much earlier than I used to)! My wife and I are like rainy Sundays and afternoon naps - we just go well together. We love exploring our town, seeing the sites, trying new foods, making new friends. That's just how we do. Sometimes I "Get Lucky" and get to DJ. I "Started From The Bottom" in college and saw others playing horrible music at dance parties and saying "I don't care, 'I Love It'". So, I came in like a "Wrecking Ball" like the town had never seen and threw a real "Party in the USA". "Just give me a reason" to DJ, and I'll do it, and keep the music clean and "Safe and Sound". Tambem, eu falo portugues e sempre desejo a oportunidade de conversar com outros. Morei no Rio de Janeiro e gostei demais cara!

Why I am a Mormon

I did not know if being a Mormon was really right. In fact, I didn't know really if God existed. When I was fourteen, I attended a camp sponsored by the Mormon church. I learned good Christian principles and learned how I could make my praying and my scripture studying more meaningful. It was at this camp that I realized I didn't know if I was in the right church. You see, we had a meeting where people shared their testimonies that they "knew" that the Church is true, that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, that Jesus Christ lives today. All my friends from my group left that meeting saying they felt the Holy Spirit so strong. But I felt nothing. I mean, it was weird. I wanted to feel something. But I was honest with myself - I didn't feel a thing. So I went back to my room that night and got on my knees. It was probably the longest prayer I had ever had in my fourteen years (haha, it was only, like, 20 minutes). I asked God to show ME that "this Church is true." Show ME that He is there is real. I waited. And I waited. Nothing happened. I went to bed that night thinking, "Maybe I'll have a dream. You know, like in the Bible." I woke up - no dream. How did everyone feel this "Spirit" but not me? Were they all just confused? Were they just oversensitive and confused by feelings? I went home after that camp, but I didn't give up. I started doing a proper investigation. I read my scriptures daily. I prayed sincerely. No answer came right away. But I started seeing the hand of God more in my life. Three years after that prayer, I was at a similar camp. I went to a similar meeting where people said, "I know it's true..." After that meeting, I felt I wish I had spoken too. But I asked myself, "Do I know it is true?" In my mind's eye, by the Spirit, I saw the miracles and evidences of God in my life and His restored gospel. And I knew. I knew for myself. And I knew God knew that I now understood. Since then, God's hand has been evident in my life. I know.

How I live my faith

I got to live in Rio de Janeiro for two years (Cidade MARAVILHOSA!). I worked as a missionary for the Church there, and, like all missionaries, I saved up money to pay for it all myself. The Brazilians are so so cool! They have the biggest hearts. I sing in the church choir wherever I live. It's fun for me to sing hymns. That is literally how I learned to read music - by attending church choir practice faithfully. Sometimes I goof around to make others laugh, but always I feel the spirit and power music can bring. Every morning from 5:30 til 6:20, I get to teach 14-18 year-olds from the Bible, the Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants. We call this Seminary. These kids are very smart and I pray before and after every class for them and that I can lead the class by the Holy Spirit.