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Hi I'm Kyle

My pogo stick record is 16,156. Lego blocks were my childhood. I'm an avid Geocacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the kid selling candy at the bus stop. I own 3 unicycles, speak Japanese, and love to geocache with my wife. I’m currently studying Psychology and Computer Science at Brigham Young University Provo, and I love to learn new things!

Why I am a Mormon

There is no single event, experience, or moment that answers the question of why I am a Mormon. Growing up my family went to church every week and read the scriptures every morning. When I was younger, there were weeks I didn't want to go and definitely mornings I didn't want to read, but as I grew up I began to realize all of the blessings these things were bringing into my life. My family's habits of prayer, scripture study and church attendance became habits of my own. Though I have had doubts, questions and struggles along the way, I've never abandoned those things that I do know are true. Jesus Christ is my Savior, and I know this is His church. When I live the way He teaches me to live, I feel greater peace in my life and greater happiness in my home.

How I live my faith

I believe that the greatest things in life can come about through the smallest daily acts. Doing something small can change the course of a day, which will change the course of a week. The course of a week sets the course of a month, and pretty soon you've made a lifetime. Opening the door for another, saying a prayer, choosing to smile or simply being nice are all simple actions, yet when looked at with a greater perspective in mind they set the course of a life.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Kyle
We believe that all people who die will eventually be resurrected and live forever. However, we also believe that the quality of our life after death will depend on how we live our lives out here. Following our resurrection we will each be judged by God according to what we knew and did in life. "Eternal life", is the title of the reward we believe will be given to those whom God judges to have lived life righteously according to what they knew. Those who receive eternal life will not only life forever, but will be with their righteous family members in God's presence. There they will continue to progress, grow and learn for eternity. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kyle
Not all Mormons are required to serve as official church missionaries, but all members are expected to participate in missionary work. When we are baptized, we promise God that we will do our best to, "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that (we) may be in" (Mosiah 18:9). This means we have committed to sharing with others those things that have brought us happiness. We do this in a variety of ways like inviting friends and family to join us at church, or simply sharing a happy thought on social media. Some members of our church have the opportunity to serve as full-time missionaries. College-age adults particularly are given this opportunity. While all young adult men have been called to serve at this age, women may choose whether or not they desire to do so. These young adults serve full-time for 18 months to two years until returning home to continue on with their lives. Again, although not all members of the church have the opportunity to serve a full-time mission, they have all committed to sharing the gospel throughout their lives. Show more Show less