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Hi I'm Ken Cutler

I'm a power plant engineer, a little league soccer coach, a husband and father. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My happiness revolves around my family and my faith in Christ. It's hard to describe myself without first describing my family. I met the girl of my dreams at the University of Wyoming thirteen years ago, and since that day our journey together has been blessed with good times, hard times, fun times, and opportunities for growth and happiness. Today, Kimberly and I are overwhelmed with gratitude for the blessing of three beautiful children, but they didn't come easily. We struggled to have children for five years. Difficulties with fertility and miscarriages were a heavy burden for my wife and I, but we found hope in the possibility of adoption. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to adopt a little boy; however, we never had the chance to hold him as he passed away at birth. Through it all, we felt the comfort and peace of a loving Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ. Great miracles came to us in the years that followed, particularly in the form of three beautiful children. Now I enjoy coaching my seven-year-old boy and my five-year-old girl in soccer. My darling wife and our two-year-old son love to cheer us on. We're not perfect, but our life is filled with perfect moments. I thank God for those moments. My work has also had its ups and downs. I lost my first job after graduating from college as a mechanical engineer, but with every closed door, another has opened. Today I'm happy to be employed as a maintenance engineer at a Wyoming power plant.

Why I am a Mormon

As time passes, I realize more and more that life is short. This life is meant to be fun, but it's also meant to be challenging. Much like teaching kids the game of soccer or other sports (with the learning of rules and sportsmanship, how to cope with losing and be gracious in winning), our Father In Heaven has given us this life as an opportunity to grow. Being a Mormon, I've been challenged to grow beyond my own abilities, but I don't have to do it alone. Our Savior Jesus Christ grants me strength as I trust in Him. As I have come to know God, I am certain of his love for all mankind of all ages. The message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that Jesus Christ lives, and because of Him we can live eternally with our families as we follow him. It just makes sense. I remember while reading the Book of Mormon years ago, I realized that the message of the gospel is important for all to hear. The Lord taught the Jews His gospel during his mortal ministry as recorded in the Bible, but He also had followers or "other sheep" in other parts of the world that He loved. Some of the records of these other disciples of Christ are contained in The Book of Mormon. The Lord continues to help the human family, and He has given us prophets to teach us in our own time. We need it now more than ever. Deep inside, I know God is our father. This life has real purpose. My happiness in this life is not meant to be temporary. I feel it in my heart as I pray and as I follow the principles taught in the scriptures. I can make it through tough times and enjoy perfect moments as I look forward to eternal blessings through the grace of Christ. I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've enjoyed serving the youth of our church and community for about eleven years now. In doing so, I've helped young men between the ages of 12 and 18 to learn the joys of service. I've been an active leader in the scouting organization over the years. During this time, I've worked along side the youth to cut and stack fire wood, pull weeds, rake leaves, plant flowers, paint buildings, wash windows, and visit the sick and lonely. We've also camped in all kinds of weather, and taught the boys not just to survive but to enjoy the outdoors. While serving with the youth, the youth have also served me and my family. My own son has also joined us during some of our activities, and these young men have been positive roll models for him. "When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." I found this to be true while serving a mission at the age of 19 in Texas. While sharing the gospel with those great people, I learned to trust in the Lord and go to work. Each day as I walked those hot streets, it took courage to open my mouth to share the things that are most dear to me. I wasn't born with such courage, but the God blessed me in my time of need and the words came to my mouth. Today I strive to teach my children the doctrine of Christ. They are learning to trust in Him as they strive to follow His teachings. My wife and I enjoy teaching our children principles such as sharing, hard work, reverence, kind words, service, and prayer. Because of our faith, we make these things a priority each week in our family. Our children have also learned to participate by taking turns teaching us. Mostly, we enjoy just spending time together. We're not perfect, but our life is filled with perfect moments. I thank God for those moments. He has been there to rejoice with us during the good times and to lift us up during the hard times.