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Hi I'm Kasey

I live in Texas, am happily married and a father of 5. I help companies with technology solutions and love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved around a lot when I was young - 7 cities in 4 states - before I graduated high school. This helped me meet lots of people and be more adaptable to change - which has helped me through my life. After high school, I went to college where I studied business and information technology. I put my college on hold for 2 years as I served a mission for my Mormon faith in Ukraine - developing a great love for Ukrainian people. I returned, finished school, met and married the love of my life, and started a career and a family. I now live in Texas, am a husband and father of 5, happily married for almost 20 years. I've had a long career in technology and now help other companies with technology solutions - as well as volunteering time to help others in tech fields. I travel a fair amount for work and get to meet lots of different people in different part of the US. Most of my spare time is spent with family or serving in church or community. I also have a love of sports, reading, traveling and spending time with my family. Life is challenging; however, I recognize how blessed I am and how happy and satisfied I am with my life, the direction it is taking and the contribution I'm able to make to those around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. However, growing up in an area with few Mormons and having my friends be members of other faiths - or not having any or little belief in God - I saw my own faith challenged in what I really believed to be true. This led me to continually seeking guidance from God to know if being a Mormon was what He wanted from me. I remember being baptized into our church at 8 years old. Even at that young age, I felt the importance to really know if what I was doing was right. I remember praying to my Heavenly Father behind the couch in our living room - asking him if I should be baptized and if this really is Jesus Christ's church. To this day, I can recall the special feelings of warmth and peace I felt on that occasion. I know it was the Holy Ghost testifying to my heart in answer to my prayer. Since that time I have had many other occasions to feel the Holy Spirit witness to me of the truthfulness of Jesus Christ, that His church was restored on the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith and that Jesus stands today at the head of His church guiding it through a living prophet and apostles. Without my faith and my church I don't know where or what I'd be. I do know I would not have the same direction and understanding as to the purpose of life and knowing what I want to accomplish and become in life. My faith means everything to me and to what I want for my family.

How I live my faith

My faith is the basis, directly or indirectly, of most things I do in my life. Not only does living it help me be a better person; I also see the influence and moral compass it, and my example, provide for my family, particularly my children. I've had the opportunity to serve in many different capacities within my church, throughout my life. Our church functions by each member having a certain assignment, we name "callings". My calling is currently to teach Sunday School classes for 7 and 8 year old boys and girls. This is such a fantastic age. In our church, children may be baptized when they turn 8 years old and so this happens for many of them while I am their teacher. Being able to teach them about our faith, the promises they are making to God by deciding to be baptized and being able to attend their baptisms and see the influence of the Holy Spirit in their lives has blessed me much more than anything I could do for them. I enjoy getting to know each one of my students. They are each so unique and come from different circumstances. Our class group is referred to as a "Choose the Right" class. I love seeing how each of the children learns to bond together, become friends and strengthen each other in making good choices to be more like Jesus. I am also able to live my faith in my day to day actions with co-workers, friends and neighbors. My faith provides me with standard and values that I know are correct, help me be a better person, and help me be an influence for good to those around me. At work I often encounter situations that would challenge my values or standards; however, as I show the courage and example to stay true to what I believe - I see the positive influence it has on those around me. This also helps strengthen my faith in knowing how I'm living is right in God's sight.