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Hi I'm Kevin Pitchford

I'm a Mormon. I was born into the church in California and grew up in Utah from 11 years old until the present.

About Me

I am 52 years old and the oldest of seven children of very good parents. I am married to my best friend and sweetheart. We have three children. A married son with a grand daughter two. One daughter who is engaged and another daughter at home. We love our family so much and enjoy the time we can spend together. I love to snowboard and ski with my family during the winter and wake board and go camping during the summer. I enjoy the seasons that Utah provides and having the mountains so close with their many lakes we can go boating on. I am an avid road biker and love to bike along the Wasatch front and enjoy its beautiful views. During the winter when I am unable to ride I swim most mornings at the swim complex here in Roy. I have a good job selling furniture and I also sell Insurance part time. This allows us to have a beautiful home and the time to enjoy each other. We live in a great Ward and have many good friends. Life is good and I know my Father in Heaven has blessed me and my family so much. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Is true. Joseph Smith was the Lords Prophet of the restoration and I know that he has a Prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. The Church is true and the best way to know it for yourself is to read the Book of Mormon and pray for yourself. What is there to lose?

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19 it was time to go on a Mission for my Church. It was the thing you did after high school. I knew my parents wanted me to go and new they believed I should go. I got my call to Argentina Rosario. I got to the Mission training center and began my training. I missed my girlfriend I had left behind and was a bit homesick. The lessons were hard and the language was going slow for me. One of the lessons told us how we should share or testimony of the Church and The Book of Mormon with our investigators. I believed it was true, I knew my parents knew it but I did not KNOW it for myself. How was I going to go 2000 miles away leave my Family and Girlfriend and all not knowing for myself. I had been taught that if I wanted to know anything from my Heavenly Father I had to study it out in my mind then ask for His confirmation of it's truth. It was time for me to find out for myself. I spent the majority of the week doing nothing but reading the Book of Mormon cover to cover. I told myself if I didn't get the answer I needed I was going to go home. I couldn't share my testimony if I didn't have one of my own. When I finished the book I took the challenge in Moroni the final book in The Book of Mormon. "Moroni 10:4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I spent all of that day and most of the night praying. I think the Lord knew I needed an answer quick so I could move on. He blessed me with the confirmation I so needed. It was so strong that I cried for quite some time. I am so grateful for his tender mercies in that answer. I went back to my classes and was able to catch up with my class in no time. I completed my Mission and was able to testify to, and baptize many souls.

How I live my faith

In our church we don't have paid ministers or teachers. Each congregation or "Ward" has it's members volunteer their time to run the Church. We have a Bishop and he along with his counselors, with inspiration from the Lord, ask each member to fulfill a calling to work in the different areas of the Ward. I have over the years been a Missionary, going to Argentina for two years to teach the people there about the gospel. I have worked in the Young Men's organization. I have been the Manager over one of our camps that we maintain to provide a safe place for our youth to go and have the opportunity to have spiritual experiences in the out of doors. I have been a Cub Master in our Scout Troop that is supported by our Ward. I have served as the Wagon Master in a reenactment of the Mormon Pioneers crossing the Plains in 1847 that give the youth a feel for what these early members of the church had to endure to give us what we have today. Gaylene and I have just spent the past year working in the nursery with the children 1-1/2 to 3. We have just been asked to teach the 6-7 year old Primary class. As you can see there is much to do and this is only part of the callings it takes to run a ward. We all take part and it runs like the Lords Church should. It takes money to run the Lords Church and to do his work. Each of the members are asked to pay one tenth of their earnings to the Church as a Tithing mentioned in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. This is a blessing to the church and is used to build Churches,Temples and to run the day to day operations of Gods Church. I don't share this to boast of myself. I am happy to volunteer my time and money to help the Lords church to move forward and bless my life ,the lives of my family and the lives of all of God's children.