Saturday, February 2, 2013

Update from Kansas

We have lived in Kansas for over three months now, so I thought it was time for an update. We do not get to see everyone there in Utah/Idaho/surrounding areas as often as we would like, but it is nice to maintain some connection through this blog. I'm grateful to be able to read your comments here. I am grateful for my extended family and the great people that you are.

I had a beautiful dream , not too long ago, and it is rare for me to remember my dreams. It would take me a long time to explain the dream, but the important part was that it was a small preview for me of what the Celestial Kingdom will be like. I was at a gathering of people and the most wonderful feeling was present. We all enjoyed each other's company very much. There was beautiful weather in a lovely setting with some wonderful music playing in the background. We weren't too busy for each other and no one gave or took offense. Everyone could share talents freely without any feelings of jealousy or embarassment. We all just knew how much we loved each other and how much we enjoyed being together. And somehow, all of my loved ones were there. I'm sure all of you were there. It was a glorious dream. I am excited for Zion to increase in strength and am working to build it.

Life is Kansas is great for us. There is a little branch of the Church here in Burlington with about 50 active members. Marie has been called as the Relief Society president, and I am a counselor in the young mens presidency. There are some wonderful members in our branch and we love them dearly. My new job as a Systems Engineer at Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station is great. I work with good people and stay busy doing interesting things. The town of Burlington is nice and there are some great things about living in a small town. People are so nice. There are a lot of great people who aren't members of the Church yet. We bought a nice house here and are enjoying that. We also bought a new minivan. And we have a third girl coming at the end of March. We are so very blessed.

I'm grateful for all of you and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. We have plenty of room for visitors so if anyone feels like a trip to Kansas or happens to be traveling through, please stop by.

Kellen (and Marie, Eliza, Jarah, and soon-to-be-born baby girl)


  1. It's so great to get a report from you Kellen. I love hearing from family members here on the blog as well. I hope all goes well when the baby is born. Love to all. Aunt Ginny

  2. What a great post, Kellen. It is so great to read this and to know that you and Marie and family are doing so well. Keep up the great work. I love your dream and I know it will be worth anything that we sacrifice to get to the Celestial Kingdom! Thanks for sharing this.Love you, Kellen!


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