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Hi I'm David Kenley

I am a husband, father of three, and college professor. I teach Chinese history and enjoy traveling around the world.

About Me

My favorite activity is to take my kids skiing. We love to hit the slopes as often as we can. Skiing is perfect because you always have the ski lift ride to the top to sit and visit with each of your kids one-on-one. I can't think of a better way to spend my time. I also love to travel. Again, it is best if I can take my wife and kids with me. I think meeting other people and seeing other cultures is the best education I can provide for my children.

Why I am a Mormon

Stated very simply, being a Mormon brings me great happiness. I feel as though I am part of a community of believers striving to make the world a better place. I believe Jesus Christ lived a life that is worthy of emulation, and I believe He wants me to follow Him to achieve lasting peace and happiness. Of course there are days when things get difficult. However, my faith in God allows me to look beyond present difficulties and trust that things will work out in the end. The Mormon Church--including its inspired leaders and its doctrinal teachings--helps me in each of these areas and makes me want to be a better father, husband, neighbor, and global citizen.

How I live my faith

I believe the best way I can live my faith is to reach out to others. Recently my wife, son, and I traveled to New York to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We worked side by side with others from different faith backgrounds, and some with no particular faith tradition at all. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I also try to reach out to others in my day-to-day life. Remembering others birthdays, inviting people into our home, checking in on someone when he or she is sick--these are the most common ways I try to live my faith.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

David Kenley
You probably have many Mormons in your life that you cross paths with on a regular basis. Just ask them any question you have. You will find that most Mormons are eager and willing to talk about their faith, especially in regards to how their faith influences their daily life. They are also eager to clear up some ongoing misperceptions. If you want to talk to an official representative, just call 1-888-537-6600. Show more Show less