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Honoring His Namesake Ilyan Kei Lavanway

Honoring His Namesake

Ilyan Kei Lavanway

Published June 12th 2015
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 About the Book 

Ilyan Kei Lavanway is a Christian author with a vivid and unconventional imagination. He is married and has one son who has Downs syndrome. Mr. Lavanway is the oldest of seven siblings. He grew up in Washington State, served as a full-time missionary for two years in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served nearly fourteen years on active duty in the United States Air Force. While attending Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle. While on active duty as a Minuteman Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch officer, he earned a Master of Science degree in Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He also served in various academic capacities while on active duty. After leaving the military Mr. Lavanway opened a new chapter in life as an author and publisher. His works are boldly expressed and packed with evocative imagery.