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Hi I'm Kyle

I grew up in Utah. I love my family and work with the elderly. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a lovely wife and three great children. We love to go out to eat and go boating. I enjoy playing the guitar, snow skiing, water skiing and being with my family. I enjoy reading books.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be a Mormon because when I do what is preached in the church, I grow nearer to God and I feel peace and joy. I have also noticed that when I don't do what is taught, I don't feel good and I feel farther away from God. Even though I was raised in this church, there came a time for me, as there does for everyone, where I had to find out for myself if what my parents believed was true for me. Over time, through prayer and pondering, I noticed I felt the spirit of the Lord testifying that this church was true. I would feel the spirit of the Lord when I would read the Book of Mormon. I would feel the spirit when I would attend my church meetings. I would feel the spirit when I would pray. I am a Mormon because the Spirit of the Lord has testified to me that I should be.

How I live my faith

I volunteer as a leader in the youth group at my church. I primarily serve with the 16 - 19 year old boys as a scout adviser. Each week we have an activity. Some weeks it is a simple activity like having a career night where we meet with someone who has an interesting career. Other times we'll go on over-night camps - maybe go snow skiing and stay at a cabin. I also volunteer as a Home Teacher where I visit a few families every month to share a spiritual message and also attend to any temporal needs.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Kyle
Sunday services for Mormons consist of three meetings: 1) Sacrament Services. Everyone attends this meeting. We sing, we pray, listen to speakers and most importantly partake of the Holy Sacrament. 2) Sunday School. During this meeting the adults go to a separate meeting from the children. The children also break up into many smaller classes for Primary. 3) Priesthood, Relief Society, Young Men & Young Women. During this last meeting the men go to Priesthood meeting to learn how to be better husbands and fathers. The women go to Relief Society to learn how to be better mothers & wives. The youth (ages 12 - 19) go to Young Men and Young Women. The children stay in Primary. Visitors are always allowed and very welcome. Every chapel has a permanent sign on the building that says, "Visitors Welcome." When you do visit, walk up to the first person you see and introduce yourself. In Mormon churches many times there are 2 or 3 congregations meeting at the same time, so it can be difficult to recognize if you are a visitor or a member of a different congregation. So when you introduce yourself, let the person you are talking to know that you are not a Mormon and that you would like to attend services. Meeting times are different depending where in the world you are. Services are always on Sundays. If you arrive at the church at 10:00 in the morning you are most certain to find a service in progress. Show more Show less