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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Seattle boy through and through. I'm a pianist. I've been called to serve in Houston, Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Houston, Texas speaking Spanish, but outside of that I'm a student from Seattle studying at Brigham Young University majoring in Piano Performance and minoring in French. I love music, languages, and travel. I've been blessed with talents and I try to share them where I can. I play in almost every Sacrament meeting I attend and I've done an internship in France doing charity work helping the lonely elderly. I took a break, however, from my blessed life of music and travel to serve my God on a mission. I was called to serve stateside in Houston and was called to speak Spanish. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve and know this is where He wants me to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, but that is not the same as being born and raised a converted member. Despite the love and wisdom of my parents and in my home, I was not always too big on being a Mormon or serving a mission. I never really tried too much to know if this Church was true, and before I knew it I was in BYU getting ready to submit my papers. I had to stop myself and ask if it was really the right thing to do; I needed to know for myself if this Church was true and if God wanted me to serve a mission. So, I did the only thing I knew to do at that point: I prayed. I asked God for knowledge of the truth and above all knowledge of what I was meant to do. It was the most sincere prayer I had ever given, and it was the most sincere answer I have ever received. This church is true; I cannot deny, and God has called me personally where He needs me.

How I live my faith

I'm the unofficial pianist/organist in almost every ward or branch I attend. I never even got the opportunity to sing in French while I was working in France because they assigned me to play so quickly, and I thank God everyday for the ability He's given me that I can use to serve others. Right now, though, I'm testing my faith more than ever being a missionary. It's not easy to leave everything I know and love behind to follow a piece of paper that will and has changed my life, but I know without a doubt this is where I'm needed. I don't know why or how yet, but I'm learning a new language and going to a new place because I know it to be the will of God. I have been called to serve and I am answering happily.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Kevin
I have quite a few friends who don't believe in a God or don't know there is one, and I guess the only way to find out is to ask him. We can sit around and theorize all day, but you have to come to grips with the fact that there is a universal source of all truth, that that source is our loving Heavenly Father and that we can communicate with him through prayer and he can let us know the truth of all things through his Holy Spirit (Moroni 10:5; Galatians 5:22-23). All we have to do is pray to Him and ask Him sincerely and he will let us know happily that we are all his beloved sons and daughters. It is an amazing spiritual experience that can begin an entirely new life. Show more Show less