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Hi I'm Ken

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains after being born in Hawaii, and I am honored to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Utah in the western United States, and love living in the Rocky Mountains. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and I know it is because of my faith in him and following his teaching that my wife of 42 years, and I have been blessed with 7 wonderful children and 29 grand children. I recently retired and love gardening, spending time at our cabin in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet, and serving others in a number of different ways.

Why I am a Mormon

My family and my wifes family have been Mormons going back to the 1800's, however being a Mormon goes beyond family. It was importand I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ and learn that I can pray to a loving Heaveny Father just as Jesus did. I also have learned we, that is, all of the human race are connected and I needed to care for and understand, we have been born at this time of history for a reason and I need to do my part to make this earth a better place to live. My life has not always been easy and some of my ancestors have not always lived our religion, by partaking of strong drink. Infact on my fathers side we had four generations of alcoholics and because of this distructive life style my parents divorced. Some feel divorce is not a good way to go however being the oldest of seven children is was a real blessing for me, for I was becoming an angery ten year old because my parents argued all the time. At 13 my mother married a wonderful man and he earned the title of Father in a very short time. I did not see my blood father for about 30 years and then he came back into my life and I learned he had cleaned himself up and even became a councilor to other alcoholics and stayed dry for the next 29 years until his death. I personally have not always made the best choices, but I have always known my Heavenly Father loves me, and all of the human family. I also know I am responsible for my choices, just as my parents are responsible for theirs. I also know when I choose wisely God will bless me, and happiness will be a bigger part of my life.

How I live my faith

Over the last 40 years I have enjoyed working for a medical company, having fun camping with my family and serving in the Boy Scouts. One summer I desided to cut enough fire wood to heat my home all winter. After collecting 5 cords of wood I was able to leave my furnance off and just use my wood burning stove. I also have always had a nice vegetable garden, I think it runs in my blood and came from my grandfather who was a home steader in Utah. One summer I grew enough vegetable to provide a lot of meals just using my garden food and I even had some chickens. I have always enjoyed being as independent as I can.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

My father was an alcoholic for over 40 years and his father before him, and his father before him, and his father before him. Four generations of alcoholics. My father however cleaned himself up and even became a councilor and dry for 29 years. One thing he taught me was alcoholics need to beleave in something greater than themselves, and my dad learned God was there for him and credits our Father in Heaven for turn his life around and reconnecting with his children and getting to know his grand children. Show more Show less