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Hi I'm Ken Boelter

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I have a wonderful family and I couldn't be happier. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from high school recently and completed one year of college recently. I have been around music all my life, I did band in elementary school and high school as well as college. The instruments I play are the trumpet, guitar and the piano. I have been a member my whole life and I have a wonderful family. My mom grew up in the church but my dad did not, but his conversion story is truly inspirational. I have an older sister, who is married, and she is having a baby boy soon. I have a younger brother who is 16 and a 10 year old sister, all of whom i love very much. I am currently serving in the Ohio, Columbus mission and I couldn't be happier. I also enjoy exercising and playing sports. I swam and played for the boys volleyball team in high school. I also enjoy camping and participating in scouting activities, and I am proud to say that I am an Eagle Scout.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church my whole life, and I couldn't be more thankful to my parents for raising me with the knowledge I have of this gospel. Before I chose to serve a mission, I struggled with the concept of serving a mission, something I have grown up with my whole life being told that I need to serve a mission. I felt almost pressured to go on a mission and I didn't know that this was for me. But when the time came, I needed to make a decision to either go on a mission, or stay in school and continue on with my life. So, i knelt down and prayed to the Lord. Day after day I asked weather or not I should serve a mission. I studied the scriptures, looking for an answer. It was weeks until I finally got an answer. When I got my answer I felt a burning in my heart, I felt a giant weight lifted from my shoulders and I knew that I was to serve a mission. Through the process of preparing for my mission, the Spirit bore a stronger witness that this was what the Lord wanted me to do, and through the studying of the scriptures and through sincere prayer I came to know that this gospel is true, that the Book of Mormon is from the Lord. That Joseph Smith restored this gospel to the earth so that we might be saved and that serving a mission was, in fact, for me. I am a Mormon because I believe, with all my heart, that this gospel is true, and that if we put forth the effort, that we can return to the presence of our Father in Heaven and also our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try, to the best of my ability, to magnify my callings that I have been given. I try to be an example to my family and friends, as well as everyone around me. I try to live my life according to the laws and commandments that God has given us and by keeping those commandments I have found true happiness and joy in my life. I attend all my church activities to the best of my ability and I have learned and grown so much because of them. I find that, in the hardest of times, turning to the Lord and partaking of the Sacrament each Sunday to renew my baptismal covenants can lift the burdens from my shoulders and gives me comfort to know that He will help me in my time of need.