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Hi I'm Kenny

I'm a sports fan. I'm a vegetarian. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a fan of almost all sports. I spent much of my childhood playing basketball and absolutely love the sport. Getting into high school though, I decided to mix it up. I tried out for the school tennis team and spent two years with them. My junior year I switched to volleyball. I spent my last two years with that team and it was a great experience. I really love just being active. I am a child of the 90's but my heart is in the 50's. I love listening to old crooners like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole. I'm also a fan of A Capella, especially Pentatonix. At the age of 14 I decided that I wanted to be vegetarian. I have a wide array of reasons for this change, but I'll just say that I stuck with it because I have never felt so spiritually and physically healthy. I love nature and animals, and I see God's light in all his creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My parents were both Mormon, and all four of my grandparents were Mormon. For much of my life it was expected of me, and so I fell in line. It never had to be forced upon me, because I enjoyed church, but it didn't seem like entirely my choice either. The real test came when I got into high school. There I was surrounded with so many opportunities to give up everything I stood for, and I really had to decide for myself if I believed in the Mormon faith. If I didn't then why live its standards? I did a lot of reflecting, and would pay special attention in church, and to people at school whose lives greatly contrasted mine. I noticed there was a powerful difference. My friends at church that followed the Gospel and didn't participate in drugs or drinking or sexual relationships always seemed to be happy. They were bright and outgoing individuals. My peers at school who participated in all those activities were failing classes, they were bitter and unhappy people. I made up my mind that any organization that taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was able to have such a profound, positive impact on the lives of youth, had to be Christ's church. And since that time as I've studied the Book of Mormon, listened to talks by church leaders, and been put in many trying situations, I have never doubted my Mormon faith, only become more sure of it's truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best I can in all aspects of life. I surround myself with good people, and avoid activities that would jeopardize my standards. I find that one of the biggest parts of living my faith is being part of the community that exists among members. I always enjoy opportunities to serve, and have helped more people move than I can remember. I have been called to help cut down trees on occasion, or just pull some weeds. It's great being able to help people out, because I know that if I ever need help there are people who would be there for me. I also love going out with the local missionaries. They will sometimes call me and ask me to go to an appointment with them and it's always a great experience. It gives me an opportunity to share my testimony with people who are searching to know the truth, and help them see how the Gospel has affected my life.