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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Texan, an engineer, I work on offshore oil wells, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a proud Texan currently transplanted in neighboring Louisiana. I'm an engineer and my current employment allows me to travel around the world to work on offshore oil rigs. I love visiting new places and learning about the local cultures. Beyond the excitement of new experiences you have while traveling, I love attending church in new places. I am always reminded of the veracity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as I sit among fellow disciples and feel the familiar spirit witnessing to me the truth of what is being taught. It never ceases to amaze me that despite socioeconomic, cultural, language, and geographic differences, the church is the same wherever you might find yourself.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is true. It's as simple as that. There's a really simple way to find out--read the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is either true, or it isn't. It's either the word of God, as it claims, or it is not. The only logical way to find out is to investigate. Read it. Follow it. See if it works. There's a unique promise in the Book of Mormon. The last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon challenges all persons who read the book to receive it, ponder it in our hearts, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if the book is not true. This prophet promises that all who ask shall receive. What an awesome promise! Nowhere in the Bible does a prophet of the Lord challenge us to confirm the validity of that book of scripture. The Book of Mormon is a precious account; it is sacred scripture. You can understand why I am a member of this church for yourself, if you just open a copy and read. Missionaries would be more than willing to bring you a free copy--just follow the links on mormon.org to chat with church representatives. I'm a Mormon because I know it's true, but there's so much more to the Gospel of Jesus Christ than truths. I treasure my membership in Christ's true church because it challenges me to be the best I can be. I'm grateful for a perspective based upon eternity and goals that stretch me beyond this lifetime; I can't think of a more perfect way to strive and struggle. The blessing of the Gospel is hope for eternal life with our Heavenly Father and with our families. It's hope in the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which provides the way for us to overcome all of our struggles and trials. I'm grateful that He sacrificed Himself for me and for you, so that no matter what mistakes we may make here, there's a way to escape their snare and repent. Understanding the Atonement and our hope for eternal life would not be possible without the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The most basic way to follow Christ is by living the commandments and trying every day to follow his example. I find it can be difficult to live a gospel-centered life when you work for weeks at a time on a rig with people who do not share the same values, but one of the most important ways I try to live my faith is by being an example of the believers.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Kevin
Having a lay ministry makes all the difference in our spiritual experience and progression--because we do not rely on a professional clergy, we all have a chance to participate and contribute to the church through service. Just as Paul taught in Ephesians 4, we all work together for the purpose of growing in faith--supporting and guiding each other as we strive to grow closer to our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less