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Hi I'm Kevin

I was born in California but I grew up in Maryland. I studied accounting in college. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up loving the outdoors and participated in nearly all sports. We spent time at the beach, hiked and camped in the mountains, snow skied and snowboarded. I participated in football, basketball, volleyball, high jumped and pole vaulted, long jumped and triple jumped, and ran track. We spent most of our free time out doors. I have tried to pass on my joy of the outdoors to my children. One thing that may be of interest is that I speak Persian/Farsi. When I was 19 I had the opportunity to travel to Iran and spend 2 years there teaching and sharing my beliefs with the wonderful Persian people. I met so many kind, giving, loving people. They opened their homes and hearts to me. I truly cherish the time that I was able to spend with them. I have been unable to return for a visit because of the unfortunate strains between our two nations and then later on, my health issues have kept me from visiting Iran. My wife and I love to travel and see new countries and enjoy the cultures there. We have been to many countries. A few are Italy, England, Scotland, Tahiti, Mexico, Honduras and the Virgin Islands. I am now a bit older. I have 6 wonderful children (4 great son and daughter in-laws) and currently have 8 grandchildren with two more on the way. They are all so very important to me. I find my joy in spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony began with the warmth I felt on the day I was baptized. The comfort when I had the gift of the Holy Ghost confirmed upon me. Warm feelings or chills down my back when I hear a gospel principle taught. Each of these experiences gave me a feeling of peace and comfort to my soul. When pondering my beliefs, I think of what the lord says: D&C 6:22, 23 ”if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things. Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?”.. “Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.” I have grown in faith thru my life. I love my Father in Heaven and I love his son Jesus Christ. As I face challenges in my life, as I study the scriptures, as I seek guidance in the Holy Temple, and as I approach my Father in Heaven through prayer, I feel as though I am drawing closer to my Savior. I pray that I may some day have the opportunity to be greeted by my Loving Savior, to kneel at his feet and give thanks for all that he has done for me. I know that my redeemer lives. He continues to knock and wait for me to let him in. He lovingly forgives me for my sins and shortcomings. He has blessed me with many small and large miracles in my life. The atonement makes immortality and eternal life a real potential for us to partake of. I have read the scriptures many times. I have done as Moroni admonished in the Book of Mormon and know through the feelings of the Holy Ghost that it is of God. I know that Joseph Smith knelt and humbly prayed and saw God and Jesus Christ. I know he translated the plates of gold and gave us the Book of Mormon. I know that we have the Priesthood of God on the earth to bless the lives of all who will have faith and believe. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am active in my religious practices. I serve others in our beautiful temple, here in Logan. I've had the opportunity to be a teacher of young children, teenagers and adults. Each has been a challenge to relate to the different age groups, but the experience of serving them has been very fulfilling. I have been blessed to be involved in the leadership of my congregation, serving as a councilor to the Bishop. Also, I have been a High Councilor, visiting, teaching, and helping with multiple congregations. Throughout the years I have tried to participate as much as possible in local projects. Feeding the needy, cleaning up after a flood disaster, donating time and money to charity organizations, and serving with cub and boy scouts.