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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a full-time pre-medicine student. I'm a Utah born Mormon.

About Me

Give me a free weekend and you'll find me jamming on my drums or out in the mountains. I love knowing how things work, especially plants and animals. I also love to give people what they ask for.

Why I am a Mormon

I'll keep this pretty simple. There came a point in which I questioned everything I had been told. I wanted to believe there is a God, but I just didn't have any proof! I decided to give it a fair, almost scientific test. I committed myself to keep the every commandment to the very best of my ability. I determined to study the Book of Mormon every day and look for anything evil, or even anything that just didn't line up. Most importantly, I prayed and prayed. I did all of this so that when I did ask God I had proof for Him and me that I truly wanted to know and was willing to do what it takes. I didn't receive my answer quickly, but God didn't delay long either. I found myself saying one day "I know the Book of Mormon is the Word of God," and I felt... I knew it was. There has not been a single moment in all of my life that I have regretted being baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try to take it upon myself to be a friend to the people I notice sitting alone or who are quiet and withdrawn for whatever reason. I believe that is a basic of worship-- to make someone else's day better. I attend a special congregation for Young Single Adults 18-30 years old. I relate very well to my peers in the church and it is so cool to see that we can make a family out of our group... especially for those who are away from family. I think it is very important to study the scriptures at least daily to keep a balanced life.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Kevin
Our congregations are limited to somewhere around 80-100 families. We hope that each ward or branch (congregation) functions as a family. A Bishop is called and can be any worthy man in the ward. He presides over the ward and calls many other people carefully and prayerfully to specific responsibilities in the ward. All of the people who keep a ward running do so in their free time with no compensation. The only purpose of the ward is to strengthen the individual families included in the ward. A stake (like a tent stake) is a group of wards and branches . Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kevin
I didn't really know why until I moved out of the country and left my family behind for two years. I learned how much I love them. I expect that as I age and have a family of my own I'll only learn all the more that family is what makes us happiest, above all else. It is the most important social unit of all time and eternity. Since family is what makes us happier than anything else, doesn't it make sense that God would allow families to function in Heaven as well? We believe that families can live together forever through God's plan. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Kevin
By the individual. Living for a year and a half to two years on his or her savings as they teach full time. If the individual can't afford all or any of a mission, the individual's family steps up. If the family can't give up that money, contributions from others in the ward will send the eager missionary wherever they are called. My father received a monthly raise at work of exactly the monthly cost of my mission in Canada which lasted for my entire mission. When I returned home he lost the extra money for each month. The Lord takes care of those that want to serve him. Show more Show less