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Hi I'm Kyle

I just graduated from USU. I'm studying how to use technology in business. I'm married to a Seattle girl. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle child, caught in between two other boys. My mother loves that. My oldest brother has physical and mental disabilities. This has had a great affect on my life, what I do, who I am, and how I act. I am currently attending college. I'm studying in the field of accounting. We will see how that works out in the near future. My hobbies include hiking, camping, running, reading, and finding things to laugh about.

Why I am a Mormon

I did grow up going to church. It didn't always sound like the most fun thing to do as a child. There were times when I would think about better things I could be doing with my time. But then, I began to notice what going to church and keeping the commandments did for me in my life. I began to see the blessings...the greater light and happiness that would fill my days as I followed my savior Jesus Christ. Eventually, I needed to more fully investigate it for myself. I began to read, ponder, and study the scriptures including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Through prayer and the feelings that came into my heart I knew that they were true. I came to know by this same power that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that through him the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth in its fullness. Most importantly, I came to know that Jesus Christ was my Redeemer and my Friend. That He truly came to this earth and suffered for my sins and transgressions. I know that He knows me personally, I know that He loves me, and I know that everyone can know that for themselves also.

How I live my faith

Because I know that Jesus Christ loves each of us, I also want to be able to better show love for others. Whether, it is by looking more sincerely for ways I can help someone else or by just smiling more. I am not perfect, not by a long shot, but as I learn more about the Savior I strive more to be like him. In the church there are so many opportunities to serve. I was able to serve a two year full-time mission teaching people in New England about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I was able to see lives change, and I was able to become closer to Christ myself. It all comes down to love. The great commandments as taught by Jesus Christ were to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind" and to "love thy neighbor as thyself". As I keep those commandments I see myself and others blessed every day of my life.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Kyle
Baptism is symbolic of our death, burial, and resurection to a better life commited to Christ. Baptism by immersion by the proper authority is something Christ has taught is essential for our salvation. It cleanses us and prepares us to recieve the Holy Ghost. When we are baptized we show our willingness to follow Christ and His restored gospel throughout our lives. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kyle
By the nature of the word, a testimony comes from a witness. I firmly believe that if God is real, then each individual person on earth can come to know it for themselves. However, since this life is given to us to try our faith, we will need to exercise faith in order to gain this knowledge. Do not fear if you do not have strong faith. The way to gaining a testimony starts with a particle of faith. As you begin to exercise that particle of faith by studying and applying the word of God, you will begin to see the hand of the Lord in your life. You will begin to be happier in your day to day activities. You will begin to feel gentle promptings from the Holy Ghost to continue on the path. You may even receive strong spiritual experiences that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that it has been restored in it's fullness on the earth. Recognizing these spiritual promptings and experiences is the beginning of a testimony. With a testimony, you can begin to share it as a witness of God. I know that the Lord does reveal himself to men in our day and that everyone can gain a personal witness of the truth of Christ's restored gospel. Show more Show less