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Hi I'm Kinley

I grew up in Marietta, Ga. I have 4 children. I am a husband, a father, a web developer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up in the south around strong christian principles. My mother and father became members of this church a few years after my dad returned from the Korean war. I love being with my family, being outdoors, watching and participating in sports. I also enjoy public speaking, making others laugh and having a good time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this faith. A month before I was born, my mother and father lost their oldest son to an illness at the age of 8. I often thought of my brother as I grew up and how it would be to know and interact with him. One of the blessings of being a follower of Christ and his gospel, is the comforting promise that I can see my brother again some day. This principle and many others were impressionable to me growing up and especially as a young man. At the age of 19 I decided to serve a mission for 2 years, espousing the truths I had readily grown up with and practiced my whole life. The importance of my decision weighed heavily on me the first few weeks of my mission. It was important to me to know, beyond any suspicion or doubt, if the things I believed were true. Especially in light of the fact that I would be teaching and testifying of them to others for 2 years. I reasoned with myself that I must simply ask God, with every ounce of faith I could muster, knowing I could receive an answer to my prayers. After a week or so of reading, pondering and praying, I received an answer. I can clearly remember the unmistakable feelings that flooded my soul and heart as a testament to the correctness and fullness of the ever lasting gospel of Christ. I have never regretted and never looked back on my decision to act on those feelings, that answer to an honest prayer. In fact I have continued to grow closer and more at peace with my Savior every day since. I guess I feel as though I am being prepared, bit by bit every day, to return to my God. A joyous journey that transcends any one singular event in my life. A life filled with learning, living and growing closer to my Savior every day. I look forward to the joyous reunion with my Brother and my Savior.

How I live my faith

As I have stated, my relationship with my Savior is not based on a singular event, but a journey, a series of events and experiences that determine who I am. I wake up each day and try to do a little better, be a little kinder, and do a little more good in the world. Some days I do better than others, but we have a lifetime to be all that the Savior wants us to be. And if our lives our cut short, or over before we "finish" our journey, we have a loving and compassionate Savior, whose grace is sufficient for us all. He will be our final judge. We will not be judged on a sum total of all that we have done, good and bad, but with a sincere and perfect recollection and understanding of what we have become. I pray that I can be more like our Savior every day.