I’m Ken Krogue. I’m the Ward Mission Leader for the Mapleton 6th Ward, in the Mapleton North Stake, in Mapleton, Utah.
This is not an official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, but rather a collection of resources and stories to help us all be better at sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We invite other Ward Mission Leaders, Ward Missionaries, and Members to join in writing, curating, commenting, and socially promoting this content to those who might find it interesting and productive.
In short, we are looking for other contributors and authors to help us.
Most people don’t know that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (Mormon Church) are a lay ministry, or in other words, I’m literally an ordained High Priest (Minister) in my church with the specific calling to be a missionary. We do everything as a volunteer. The Ward I serve in (congregation) only has about 120 families.
There is no paid ministry in our church, so it helps us all serve each other and pull together, and all the resources go to buildings, resources, and to help the needy.
Last summer I grabbed the domain WardMissionLeader.com so that I could aggregate resources and ideas from other Ward Mission Leaders like me all over the world to try and help us all do a better job of representing our Lord Jesus Christ as we spread the Gospel and His Plan of Happiness.
I absolutely love being a member of this great church.
It gives me a chance to serve. It guides me to keep my family and priorities straight. It gives me peace in a troubled world. When I follow the teaching I walk with a feeling of closeness to God. In short, I am happy and I am able to live life with purpose and direction when I do what Christ teaches. When I make mistakes, He has a plan to help me do better.
Christ said that you would be able to pick out his disciples, because “by their fruit, ye shall know them.” There are those who try to do what is right from many faiths. I believe, as my mentor Dr. Chauncey Riddle, now a retired BYU professor teaches, that “Religion is the sum total of our habits.”
It is actually what we do every day that is our religion. Chauncey also says, “The real test of a man’s words are his works.” Though I believe no one is perfect, and that we are saved by grace, but we need to do our best to actually do what He asks us to do and love Him, and to love our neighbor as ourself.
A church is a place where we go to worship. A church is a place, it’s on the outside. Religion is who we are, it’s on the inside.
I invite everyone with an honest heart and an open mind, whether a Ward Mission Leader, member of the LDS Church, or a curious friend of any faith, or no faith…
To join in the conversion, and to contribute constructively.
Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, and I love him deeply, though I am deeply flawed myself. He gives me hope, and faith, and love… but the greatest of these is love.
I’m not out to convert people, that’s their job, and the job of the Holy Ghost, who witnesses the truth of all things.
I’m just out to testify that I know the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is here upon the earth. That there are prophets, and apostles who actually walk among us today and that they receive revelation to lead and guide those who will listen. I love the Bible, but I also love to read The Book of Mormon, which is another Testament of Jesus Christ, and is the record of his visit to America, just after he was resurrected.
I have long been a student of the Native American stories of the Great White God, or the Great Spirit, who reigns over and once visited these lands. He healed the sick, raised the dead, and taught a gospel of peace. He had curious marks in his hands and in his feet.
Oh, and one caveat, don’t believe a single word we say.
Find out truth for yourself.
But do join the conversation.