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Hi I'm Kenny Moake

I'm a recent graduate in chemical engineering. I'm a father of a 3-month old little boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a work in progress. I have so much hope for the future because I know that what I am is not what I will always be, and I am headed in the right direction, thanks to Christ. I am a husband and a dad. I met my wife at school, where we met and married within a few months over late spring and summer. Hey, if you know, you know, right? My two kids are a great source of joy for me, and also some of my greatest challenges. My son is a ball of energy and very fearless when it comes to exploring. My daughter is just a few months old, and you can tell she is already eager to learn. My son is like a miniature version of me, and my daughter looks like my wife, with beautiful big brown eyes. I graduated from college with a bachelor's in chemical engineering, and work currently in the medical device field. I hope to continue my education, so I can be better at whatever I choose to do in life. One of my ambitions is to learn to write. I have thoughts and inspiration which I want to share with the world, and which I know can make it a better place.

Why I am a Mormon

Living my faith means that my choices are based on the principles of the Gospel. It helps me set my priorities and know what to spend my time and energy on. My faith in the Gospel tells me that I can become perfect like Christ, and that God often chooses to allow me to work through the difficult times so that I can grow. Pain and trial have purpose and meaning. I have recognized the fruits of the Gospel in my life because of the goodness and richness of the teachings of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. I love how the Book of Mormon was recorded and brought forth to address the challenges of people today - us, right now. It is written for us and to us. I know that Christ lives and that He wants us to know Him better. This is why He has re-established His Church through Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and has given us so many invitations to come unto Him. I have faith in the words of the modern prophets and in the scriptures mainly because they have helped me better understand and be like Christ. Living the Gospel has brought me peace and a clear path to happiness. I love the Lord and His Church because I have seen it work miracles in my life and the lives of others.

How I live my faith

I have told myself I will never back down from a call from the Lord. And while, of course, there are the callings within the Church which invite me to serve, like home teacher, Elder's Quorum teacher, pianist, and missionary, which are all within my experience, I believe that sometimes the greatest service we perform is that which is not planned out or structured by the Lord. Right now, I am striving to know and better understand the scriptures, and then, in turn, I can help others strengthen their faith in Christ.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kenny Moake
Grace is the divine help we receive as a gift from God to become and do more than we could alone. In order for us to receive grace, it is helpful if we are about the Lord's work, so He has something to help us to do or to become. We are all partakers of grace when we receive forgiveness from God or repent. This is a result of the Atonement of Christ, and is how we normally participate in the blessings of Christ's sacrifice. Grace is related to faith and works. Paul said that we are saved by grace "without the deeds of the law" (Romans 3:28), which means that no man's obedience alone is good enough to save him, because all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (vs. 24); none of us keep the law perfectly. Therefore, our salvation is a gift of grace, freely given by God, and not earned (vs. 23). But there is the necessity of faith. This means, essentially, that God can't and won't save us without our 100% consent; we have to choose, by what and whom we place our faith in. And this is why our works are important to our salvation. Can you imagine a person having real faith in Christ, but not doing their best to follow him in their actions? Therefore James tells us "by works a man is justified and not by faith only" (James 2:24) and also, "faith without works is dead," ( vs. 26) or without any saving effect. And so it is, also, that the prophet Nephi in the Book of Mormon tells us that "it is by grace we are saved, after all we can do (2 Ne. 25:23). Show more Show less