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Hi I'm Kevin

I love snowboarding, dirt biking, cooking, and playing music. I've been called to serve in the Washington, Everett Mission. #LDS

About Me

I love snowboarding, and riding dirt bikes. I also love any other high octane sport that I have the ability to play with, but those are my big ones. I'm very into music, and I've been in percussion through most of Jr. High and High School, but I've dropped it this year in the interest of choir, snowboarding, and of course mission prep. I love piano and guitar as well, although I'm not very good. I drive too fast. I regret it sometimes. I love Seminary. I love sleeping. I only like waking up if it's 4:00 AM or 7:00 AM though, because if it's four, I'm going to the temple, and if it's seven, I'm being proactive on a day that I don't have school. (Those are the best days.) I run a lawn mowing business in the summer as my job with my two brothers nearest my age, and I love that. I'm the oldest of 7 kids. I learned to drive in a 15 passenger van. I have an ACT score of 31, because I'm brilliant. (English teachers, don't worry, I can write a good essay, I'm just not trying to on this one. 'But Kevin! Run on sentences and comma splices!' Yeah, I know, I think in bad grammar alright.) Sometimes I hide behind my gift though, and I'm actually kind of lazy. No one who knows me would believe it though. I'm a very quiet kid unless I'm with my small group of friends, then I'm nuts. I'm really hoping to change from my mission. I love the gospel, but I know that if I can live it more than I've been doing for the past few years of my life, then I will be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church that contains the fullness of truth today. I know its true because after a lot of sincere prayers and hours of searching the scriptures God granted to me the knowledge that the Book of Mormon is, truly, the word of God. If the Book of Mormon is the word of God then Joseph Smith who translated it really was called of God to do so. If Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God then he was a true prophet. If he was a true prophet then the church he established truly is the church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth and the things it teaches come from Him. I have learned this for myself, and I know that it is right. If you haven't already, read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, and if you do so with patience, humility, and a sincere desire to know the truth I know that your Father in Heaven will help you to know for yourself if it is right or if it isn't. It is my testimony that it is right, and I share it in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

As an 18 year old kid I've been given a lot of leadership opportunities in the church. I'm first assistant in my quorum, which basically means that I'm in charge of all the 16-18 year old boys in my ward. I'm under the quorum president of course, but in priests quorum the president is the bishop, and he has enough responsibilities that the responsibilities fall to me. I'm also a Family History Consultant in my Stake. I help people to find, learn about, and perform temple ordinances for their ancestors who died without the necessary saving ordinances that can only be performed in one of Heavenly Father's dedicated temples. Today (4/10/16) I was asked to come to my youngest brother's primary class and teach them about what I've been doing as I prepare for my mission that I leave for on June 29th. But why am I sharing this? I suppose it was to illustrate to anyone who didn't know, didn't like, or didn't have experience with our church exactly what kind of person it's members are. We are people who have had responsibility over the spiritual growth of our neighbors since the day we were old enough to understand what responsibility was. If someone I just met were to ask me the question "How do you live your faith?" I'd lead them to the scripture found in Ether Chapter 12 Verse 27 (sorry if I miss words, I'm writing from memory.) "And if men will come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble. And my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me. For if they will humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." This scripture has been my inspiration throughout this trying period of life I've been going through recently. I've had temptations, and I've even fallen. As I've turned to god, I have seen my weaknesses, I've recognized them as mine, and God has made those weaknesses my strengths, and I have had greater joy because of it.