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Hi I'm Kent

I grew up in Highland Utah. I love music of all kinds. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I've complete one semester at BYU. I play French Horn and was involved with bands throughout high school. I worked a part time job at Little Caesars. I love hiking, repelling, climbing, and similar activities. I'm serving in the Kobe Japan mission. Japan is the best!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church with wonderful parents. Because of them I knew a lot about the scriptures and the gospel as I grew up. My pathway to developing my own testimony was based largely on their teachings. One day, I can distinctly remembering questioning if I only knew, I wondered if I actually believed it. After thinking about my life living the lifestyle of a Mormon I realized I really did believe that there was a God and that Joseph Smith was directed by him to organize this church. After that day I continued to think more critically about what I was taught and worked on applying them to my life and finding out for myself that those things were true. While I had a belief in Jesus Christ from the beginning, it was after my initial realization that my current understanding and belief in Christ started to develop. I felt the power of his atonement. I am now committed to using that power in my life to become the person that He made it possible for me to become, a person that can be perfectly happy.

How I live my faith

As member as of a ward we have the responsibility to be "home teachers". Basically our job is to keep track of some families and be ready to help them whenever possible. I also have the opportunity to speak in sacrament meeting. I always try to be ready to accept any assignments the Bishop gives me and fulfill my responsibilities to best of my abilities.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kent
The word "testimony" has become a very different word for members of the Church. We each have our own testimonies and they grow as we learn and live the Gospel. Testimonies are made up of what we believe and why we believe it. Usually when we share our testimony we focus on a part, like our beliefs in Christ and our experiences coming to believe in Him and His mission. Or we talk about Joseph Smith and how we came to believe that he was directed by God. By living the teachings of the Church, the Spirit can teach us truth. Our testimonies are our way to witness of those truths we've learned. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kent
Mormons call baptism a "saving ordinance" which means it is necessary for everyone to receive the full blessings of the Gospel in the next life. However baptism requires a physical body and so those who have died without the opportunity to be baptized are not able to be baptized so our church members provide the service of being baptized by proxy to allow those to have died to receive all the blessings of baptism if they accept the ordinance. Show more Show less