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Hi I'm Kevin

I live in Flagstaff Arizona. I am a Chemical Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My first and most important commitment is that of a husband and father. I have a little girl who is a year and a half old and so cute. I recently graduated from school with a Chemical Engineering degree and started working for an engineering company. In my free time, I enjoy making music at home and in community bands. I also enjoy watching football, and playing ultimate frisbee. I grew up in some of the most beautiful places on earth. My growing up years were spent outside playing, and not in front of a tv. I have incredible parents who helped me develop a strong love for music, science, work, church, and many other things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In my opinion, one of the unique things that we teach our children and others learning about our church is that every person on earth can communicate with God through prayer and scripture study. I remember when I was 11, my parents and church leaders had been encouraging me to read the scriptures and pray to find out for myself if all of this was true. I had been taught that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. I had been taught that there had been a restoration of truth in the early 1800's and that God had revealed himself to mankind in this day and age. This restored gospel had been accompanied by more scripture, prophets and apostles, and authority to act in God's name for the salvation of his children. With a claim this important and potentially history changing, it was also accompanied by a promise from our Heavenly Father that we could ask him through prayer if this was true and that through the Holy Ghost we could know for ourselves. As best as I knew how to do then, I began reading the Book of Mormon on my own, and praying and asking God if these things were true. A few months into my private experiment, I found myself under a tree, exhausted, and lost. In this moment I found myself praying to my Heavenly Father and asking for help. In that moment, I had the sweet experience of having confirmed to my heart and mind of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew for myself that the Book of Mormon was true. It became clear to me then that my logical course of action was to live in harmony with it's teachings if I was to become truly happy. I have since spent thousands of hours studying and applying the gospel in my life. The more I learn, the more I desire to do a little better, to try a little a harder, and to forgive myself and others a little more.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all of my life. In that time I have become very familiar with this church. As a young man, I participated in many service projects, scouting activities, and community events. One of my favorite things to do as a teenager was to go visit other families in my congregation every month with another member of the congregation. This is called home teaching. It was during this time that I had the opportunity to learn of other families strengths and struggles. This interaction taught me early on in life that the world doesn't revolve around me. It also taught me that in the midst of everyday challenges, common everyday people can make things work. Parents can balance work, family, church callings, and wholesome recreational activities. As a 19 year old young man, I had the special privilege of serving a full time 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Seattle Washington. That experience changed my life forever. I had an opportunity to share this wonderful gospel with people everyday as a full time job. With the money I had saved, and with the love and support of my parents, I was able to fully volunteer my time, talents, and testimony with anyone who was willing to listen. Now that I have been home for a number of years I'm married, have a family, and work as an engineer. In that time, I have held various callings (volunteer responsibilities). The one inescapable truth that I have discovered throughout that time is that the gospel of Jesus Christ, when lived, loved, and understood as it is in this church, blesses my life in every possible way.