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Hi I'm Lyle

I grew up in Texas and Utah. I am in the Air Force. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I currently serving in the US Air Force as a Comptroller finance. My work in the Air Force has sent me twice to the war zone - Kuwait and Iraq. It has also given my family and I the opportunity to go places we only dreamed of and more importantly, to meet and befriend people of many nationalities. We have lived in Germany, Utah, Kansas, Texas, Hawaii and now Arkansas. We are also and actively engaged in the BSA and other community activities. I am a proud husband to a wonderful wife and father of FIVE boys our religion does NOT require big families, we just love the children we have been blessed with!.

Why I am a Mormon

Many would say it is becuase I am a fifth generation "Mormon"...but that is not so. I believe we all "convert" to the restored truth at some point in our lives and I had to learn for myself what I was taught as a child was true. I have learned for myself. I am a Mormon because my prayers have been answered by a living God. Being a Mormon for me has become the lifestyle I have chosen to live because my faith has been strengthened, and my hope more secure in the fact that God and Jesus are real and have revealed once again the plan of redemption and happiness presented to us before we came to earth.

How I live my faith

I believe my faith is not just a Sunday activity, but a whole life-encompasing action. To live my religion, I try to follow it in my daily action. I try to show a "witness of God at all times, in all places and and all things." Study of scripture and attendance to church worship and meetings are only part of that. Applying what I know to how I live is where I try to focus my faith...through the good and the bad life has to offer! I am who I am because of my faith, and if I can lift another person inside out outside of my faith, then that is my focus. This means I am actively engaged in the community where ever possible first by focusing on strengthening my family, then by being an active good neighbor, then by assisting the local schools and more. With a strong belief in scouting, I have become a certified BSA trainer and have volunteered to train others in the scouting methods because I feel they are very close to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Lyle
Many times you may hear us refer to our "testimony". This simply means the personal conviction we have within ourselves that the principles of the gospel we are taught are those of the Living Christ. This conviction of truth sustains us in times of duress and trouble, helps heal us when pained and helps us stand for what is right in the face of a world that is so skewed to the wrong. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Lyle
We cannot and do not condone the act, but we love the person yet the same. We do not ascribe to the wavering thoughts and rationalities of man that seek to change the moral fiber that has made us a strong and lasting people, we cannot. We believe homosexual behavior, or any other immoral activity or action, is contrary to what our loving Father in Heaven has revealed to us for eternal peace and happiness. This is so critical to our belief in that we believe that the only way to achieve eternal peace, happiness, redemption and love is to follow the word of the Living God in word and deed, to include the moral standard he has set for all his children accross the whole world. We do not hate the homosexual person. We love them and invite them to join with us and partake of the loving joy righteous living through the Atonement has to offer. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Lyle
Mormons are no more than normal, everyday neighbors or someone you know or may have come in contact with. We are doctors, teachers, lawyers, homemakers, elected officials, employees, athletes, astronaughts, military enlisted and military officer's, policemen, firemen, and more! Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Lyle
We wholeheartedly believe the Bible to be the word of God! Our belief of the Book of Mormon does not degrade this belief of the Bible, on the contrary, it strengthens it! We are so greatful for the many scarifices of many honorable men to bring us the sacred scripture found in the Bible. We owe them so much! There is so much found in the Bible that we can learn of that would do so much to ease the pain and suffering and evil of the world!!! Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Lyle
The best way I have found to increase faith in our Lord and Savior is to follow his words in John 7:16-17: Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine; whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." When I do what the word of scripture teaches, my faith increases. It is all fueled by choice Show more Show less