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Hi I'm Kyle

I grew up in Maine. I am a financial analyst, entrepreneur, venture scout leader, husband and father of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Over the past few years I have become a father, graduated college with two degrees, spent two years in New York City as an investment banker and have most recently joined a family technology startup. I enjoy investing in public equities with my wife. I'm currently a CFA Level I candidate. I enjoy weight lifting, hiking, cycling and meeting new people at technology innovator events.

Why I am a Mormon

I first heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was in high school. It was part of my junior year American History class. Little did I know then that I would attend the church a year later. A long-time acquaintance of mine, Susan, reached out to me at a difficult time. With the courage to do the right thing and the Spirit guiding her, she taught me about Christ, about the Restoration of His church, and many principles and doctrines associated with the church. After attending church for several months I still did not fully know, have a testimony, that the church was indeed His church. Nevertheless, I saw the great good the teachings of the church did for members and continued attending regularly. It was shortly after I made that decision, another month I believe, that the answer finally came. I was in the young men's group for the Priesthood hour of church. A member of the High Priest's Group was our substitute teacher for the day. I do not recall what specific lesson he was sharing with us, but I do remember the wonderful scripture he read. It was 2 Nephi 2:6-8. When he finished reading those verses my mind's eye finally understood what many others already knew. Jesus Christ took upon him our pains, weaknesses, and affliction that we might overcome them. Furthermore he died and was then resurrected by the power of God. In short, He is the living Savior of the world. When that powerful thought finished a chain of understanding unfolded in my mind. Basically, since I finally understood that Jesus was the Christ, the Book of Mormon had to be true. Moreover, if the Book of Mormon was true then Joseph Smith had to be a Prophet. For without his translating the golden plates I would not have come to know God as I was at that moment. Furthermore, the authority Joseph Smith had was passed on to those who were currently around me. Indeed I came to realize that Christ had restored His church and that it is still in full sway today.

How I live my faith

I've recently been assigned to work as an Assistant Venture Adviser. This is under the Boy Scouts of America Program and is for young men in the church ages 16 - 18. I help the young men plan learning activities, high adventures, career knowledge, develop leadership skills and develop healthy relationships. Having never been back packing in the mountains or on overnight camp-out ventures in the middle of the mountains I will be learning quite a bit from the young men in my time here.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Kyle
The Book of Mormon is written by multiple authors that all lived several hundred years ago on the American continents. The structure is quite similar to the Bible. There are several different books and letters contained in the Bible with different authors. For example, there are the first five Books (Genesis through Deuteronmy) that were written by Moses. Later on in time Isaiah recorded his prophecies. Several other authors wrote books that are now included in what is known as the Old Testament of the Bible. In the New testament letters from Peter, Paul, John, and the Gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) were compiled into what is called the New Testament. Likewise the Book of Mormon has prophetic authors named Nephi, Jacob, Alma, Mormon, and Moroni to name a few. Usually the books are named after the author. If not, the author speaks up at some point in the particular book to explain where the information came from and why it was included. One of the authors, Mormon, had the task of compiling all of the writings. Hence the entire compilation is named after him in appreciation of that difficult work. Show more Show less