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Hi I'm Kevin Norman

Grew up in the best place for riding, climbing, boating, fishing, and hunting- naturally I love em all. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love the United States. I am 19, in Tokyo Japan. There are things in this world that bring me a certain level of joy, and a satisfaction that cant be described. Lion King, mountain biking, snowboarding, longboarding, and every other extreme sport I could get my hands on. I couldnt afford anything really fancy growing up so I got by with what the Lord put into my hands, which happened to be a snowboard and a bike. Picked up a basketball and I play every chance I can get! College... still a mystery. Huge family, love them to death. Enjoy long walks on the beach... that is if I ever go to the beach. I order crispy BLT every time I go to mcdonalds.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I became mormon because my mom and brothers and sister did. I had no idea why and didnt even wonder if this was the right thing or not. As I grew up I did all the things I was told, I got a long fine. Did a good job of steering clear of the drama in highschool which is probably why I was friends with my seminary teachers and church leaders. I grew to love the church and its teachings. It wasnt until later that I found that you actually do have to test what the church teaches. I thought, "well, there's nothing saying its not true, but do I really need to do anything about it?" Then I gained some light on the subject later when I was about 16. I decided there was action to be done about what I have found to be true, which was ultimately to go on a mission. I asked to go, and they sent me to Japan. I continue to be mormon because I have found pure happiness and sharing it makes me even happier.

How I live my faith

I live by the quote of a famous turtle, "Yetserday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present." I find that everytime I make life simple and meaningful, like this quote, then everything fits into place and life is good. I would have never thought I could be going out of the United States let alone JAPAN!! Im trying to spread hope to the people here. I was a teacher before I came into Japan. I helped people within the church understand base principles of the gospel like sacrifice, eternal families, and family responsibilities. I feel like my place in life is in the family, and I live my religion through my relationships.