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Hi I'm Kyle

I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada. Shortly before my 18th birthday, I got in a major car accident where I sustained a severe brain injury. The doctors didn't think I was going to survive, but I did. I had to relearn how to walk, how to talk properly, how to read, write, and a large number of other things. My recovery was such that I was still able to go on a mission for my church, and am now attending University to get my BA with a double major in Psychology and English. I love to read, and write, play sports, and have a good time. I've come to understand that everyone has different obstacles in life, and from those obstacles come different understanding. I really enjoy just talking to people and hearing about their experiences. We all have something to learn from one another!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who already attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So, in one sense, I'm a Mormon because my parents already were. But that's not why I continue to follow this faith. In our church baptism doesn't take place until a child has reached the age of 8, an age where they are considered to be accountable for their actions having come to understand right and wrong. When I was approaching my own baptism friends and family stressed how important baptism was. They all talked about the covenants, or promises that I would be making with God when I was baptized. As a little kid that seemed like a really big decision for me to make. I realized that though I believed that this church was true and that baptism was what I should do, I didn't actually know for myself. So I decided to pray and find out for myself. I can remember kneeling beside my bed and just speaking with God. I asked Him if this church was His church, restored again to the earth and if the Book of Mormon was true. As I prayed I received an answer as words came to mind and I was filled with peace. The words that came to me were, "Yes, it is true. You already knew it was true." Since that day I have gone forward trusting in that experience, and many I have had since that have testified to me of the truthfulness of this gospel. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that He loves us. I know that because of that love He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to provide a way for us to return to our heavenly home. I know that the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ will help us to know what we need to do so that that possibility can become a reality. We can all come to know the truth by praying to God and asking Him. His love for us is such that He will not withhold from us that information. He loves us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to act in accordance with my beliefs. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not perfect at it, but I'm doing my best. Our church has an Institute of Religion that holds classes for members who are attending College/University, or in the age group of 18-30. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn of things that are spiritual in the midst of day-to-day living. Right now I am the president of the council that runs the Institute's classes and activities in this area. It is so nice to be able to assist others in having the opportunity to learn more from the scriptural accounts within the Bible, Book of Mormon, and the words of modern-day prophets. I also live my faith by never being ashamed of what I believe, and willingly admitting to what I know to be true.