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Hi I'm K. Davies

I am a Colonel in the United States Air Force. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a cattle ranch situated in a very remote area on the Utah/Nevada border. We had no TV and used a generator for electricity. I learned to play the piano as a small boy, received a degree in music, then went to law school. I love traveling, reading, playing the piano, composing music, spending time with my family (I am married with three children), and cooking. I am a military officer, serving on active duty in the United States Air Force. I have lived in Brazil (as an LDS missionary), Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Japan, and now, Germany. I have a wonderful family and am very grateful for all the wonderful blessings God has given me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My ancestors joined the Mormon church in England, South Africa, and Denmark, and emigrated to the United States. I remain Mormon because of the happiness I feel in this Church. Mormon families have the same day-to-day challenges as everyone else, but I know that my Mormon faith and practices have helped me find real answers to how to deal with these challenges. I love the Book of Mormon and the wonderful spirit I feel when I read it. I am grateful to follow a living prophet, and other leaders, who give me and my family meaningful direction about pertinent things in our lives. I am grateful to know that Jesus Christ loves me and that through His sacrifice and I can live again with Him and our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I hope I live my faith...it has been the center of my home life for many years. My wife and I have tried to raised our children in a loving, righteous home. My faith encourages me to be kind to those around me and to embrace the good, and reject the bad, in the world around me. I attend church every week in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I serve as choir director for our congregation. I am also a home teacher...probably my most meaningful church service. Every month, my son and I visit families who belong to our congregation. We take them a spiritual message and visit with them. We also try to help them if they have things we can help them with. Most importantly, I try to live my faith in my home by loving my children and my wife. We also pray and study the gospel together and on our own. We try to use good language and keep good influences in our home by the books/media we read and watch. Living our faith is an everyday activity.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

K. Davies
I believe Jesus' atonement is two things: First, he suffered for everyone in the Garden of Gethsemane. As a result, everyone can repent of their sins and can also placed their burdens on Jesus and he will help them carry or endure those challenges. Second, Jesus died and was resurrected. As a result, all mankind will one day be resurrected. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

K. Davies
Anyone can know if Mormonism is true, if they will diligently and honestly seek to know the truth, apply the teachings in their lives, and pray for guidance from God. When I was a missionary in Brazil, I saw this happen many times. I have always been impressed that our missionaries don't criticize other religions, or, for the most part, teach comparative religion. We offer our message and way of life and offer others the opportunity come and see if it is for them. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

K. Davies
Yes. Some Christians state that Mormons aren't Christians because some of our beliefs are different from those in mainstream Christianity, because we believe in the Book of Mormon (in addition to the Bible) and we don't accept baptism from other Christian churches. Many Mormons don't understand why other Christians have this point of view; Mormons know that we all follow Jesus Christ of the New Testament like they do. Mormons believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's only authorized church on the earth and that we have his fully restored gospel. And I can completely understand why other Christians find that off-putting. But I believe there is much more that unites us with all other Christians than separates us and I really wish more Christians could accept us as Christians and not members of a cult. Show more Show less