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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in a small isolated mountain community of southern Utah. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a dentist and I am a Mormon. I grew up on the family dairy farm/sheep ranch in southern Utah. As a young boy I learned all about hard work, tending the orphan lambs, and the newborn calves. I had outside chores to do every morning before school, and each evening as well. At the time, that's what it was, a chore! But I had responsibility to care for the animals and knew that if I didn't feed them, they'd go hungry, yet I often complained and felt "picked on" because my friends were uptown playing baseball. I'm glad my parents taught me, however. This tenacity helped me to become an eagle scout. As a young father, I left the farm and went back to school to become a dentist. Again, responsibility and tenacity paid off. I am now practicing dentistry and love every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned at my parent's knee the stories of Jesus. I learned to pray to my Loving Heavenly Father. When my mother died of cancer, I was 11 years old. It was the sermon given at her funeral that reminded me that we had talked of heaven while she was alive. She believed in the Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. I felt her influence, I felt her faith, and more importantly, I felt the Holy Spirit fill my heart that this Gospel IS true. This strength got me through those precarious teen-age years. The more I have studied the scriptures and prayed for guidance, the more my belief and faith has increased. I know God lives! We are His children and He knows each of us, individually.

How I live my faith

As a dentist, I have the opportunity to "give back". With this bad economy I frequently have patients come into my office, in pain, yet with no financial resources. I feel it a privilege to be able to help alleviate suffering for some of God's children. I have been to South America three times, so far, participating in humanitarian missions as well. I took my four children and some nieces and nephews with me. These experiences changed their lives. The realized how very blessed we are living here in the United States. They also realized the joy that comes from serving others. That's what Jesus did, and that's the best way I can think of how I live my faith.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Yes, I left my loving home to go on a mission to Argentina. I did it because I knew I had something that could bless others' lives. I knew that families can be together forever. What a joy! I wanted others to know that. I found many people who, once they realized this truth, were grateful to now have that knowledge and they too wanted to share that knowledge with yet others. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

We had taken a trip to Alaska as a family. We had really been enjoying ourselves and all the beautiful scenery for a few days. We were in Ketchikan and decided to take the train ride up the mountain into Canada. On our way back down, my young daughter surprised us with this comment as she was looking out the window of the train, "Boy, Heavenly Father sure must love us!" Talk about out of the mouth of babes! He does love us! He gave us this beautiful earth which sustains us. He gave us the sun, moon and stars which inspires us. And He gave us His Son which redeems us. Show more Show less