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Hi I'm Kent

About Me

I am a father of 4 boys and a girl and have been married now for 32 years to my sweetheart. I graduated from Pharmacy School and enjoyed that profession. My wife experienced some health problems and I decided to make a career change to be home with the children. I know am in a family business selling native american jewelry. My family loves music and we have had family bands while they were growing up. I play keyboards and mandolin and perform with my family and others in rock, jazz and bluegrass groups. This has been a real fun thing for my family to be involved in. I also work with the community health department as a volunteer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family,which was a blessing growing up. I felt that I knew that I was a child of God and that all people were my brothers and sisters. When I was faced with self destructive behaviors, including drugs and alcohol and illegal activities I was able to look to the source that gave me peace and return to that source who is the Savior of the World. I was taught commandments that I found that when I obeyed them I was happier and at peace and that I was able to turn outward and serve others. I regularly read the scriptures and have to learned to love them and know that they are truly the word of God and a great evidence of His reality. I have proven the power of prayer in my life and know that if I think to pray before I do things that I do them more like the Savior would want me to. I have found that the Lord is there to reveal the truth when there are so many conflicting opinions in the world.

How I live my faith

I have found that the church gives me a chance to serve other in an organized way. I have been involved in helping young men in scouting for many years, teaching young children in Sunday school, and serving as a lay Bishop for 5 years which was a wonderful opportunity to share spiritual experiences with others and to help them in providing for themselves and families. My most recent chance to serve has been one of my favorites- helping with a special needs activity group once a week for the last two years. We meet once a week and organize an activity for people from 12 and above from all denomantions with disabilties and help them feel friendship and acceptance.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kent
I find that some people believe that when they make a mistake, especially when it hurts some other innocent person, that they carry with them a burden of guilt that they feel they have to live with. My experience with the power of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice is that, as we turn those burdens over to him he is there to take them upon himself and to help me continue to try to move forward and not dwell on my mistakes. This is a daily process with not just the big things but in all my relationships and the little things I overlook. I can progress and be a better Christian and learn to love others and forget about my shortcoming. I have felt his cleansing power, not just a running from my guilt by having a loving Savior that is my example and has paid for my sins, if I will turn to him and follow him. Show more Show less