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Hi I'm Kyle

I'm a biostatistician, business owner and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud father of 3 children (1 girl and 2 boys). My wife and I love to spend quality time with our kids: play games with them, take family trips, homeschool them, and support them in sports and music. I play the guitar, like to play basketball, and recently started cycling. When I'm not crunching numbers as a statistician and we're not too busy with life, we like to unwind at the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in a Mormon family, the teachings of the Church were always with me. As a child they seemed right - love one another, choose the right, repent of our mistakes, server others, and worship Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. When I was about to be sent to Italy to serve two years as a full-time missionary, I sort of wondered if all this I had grown up with was true. I guess I wanted to be sure that the things I had been taught and was about to go share with others as a missionary were actually true, and that the LDS (Mormon) Church was right for everyone, not just me. The answer came in a most clear and profound way. The Spirit of the Lord impressed upon me in a very real way that this is actually Christ's Church brought back to the earth through a true prophet of God, Joseph Smith. In addition, I see how being a member of this Church has blessed my life in so many ways. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I try to be the best father and husband I can be, that's number one. The gospel helps me be more Christ-like in those areas. I also visit a few families at least once a month to see how they are doing and see if I can do anything to help them out. I share with them an uplifting message while I'm there. I willingly accept any assignment that comes to me and love to serve others in our congregation. My faith helps me to maintain a positive attitude and have hope despite the challenges that come in life.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kyle
No, Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. Our worship is centered on Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Joseph Smith was an important prophet who brought the Church back to the earth in recent times, and is considered to have done so very much in bringing souls unto Christ. So, we esteem him to be a very important prophet, but no more. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can be saved. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kyle
Necessarily there will be doctrinal differences among all religions, but the core of our belief is central to Christianity and is shared by all believers: Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who redeemed mankind and saves us from sin. As Mormons, we worship Christ, love Him and strive to live the principles He taught. A reading of wikipedia pages on Christianity will reveal the major differences among the various christian churches. When we try to understand it all, the tendency is to classify the churches into groups defined by doctrines they have in common. For example, churches that share the belief in the doctrine of the Trinity and those that don't. Some who feel strongly that their church's teachings are correct on such important topics may consider churches outside of their group of similar religions to be non-christian. However, I feel that this unfairly narrows the definition of what it means to be christian. I believe we have more to gain by recognizing what we have in common with other religions and build on that to worship and glorify our Lord Jesus Christ together. Anyone is welcome to attend a Mormon worship service and I am confident you will see for yourself that we worship Christ and try to learn the truths He taught and live the life He exemplified. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Kyle
Frankly put, I believe the growth of the Church is a direct result of the truthfulness of its message. And that is evident in the lives of its members. Individual lives are changed for the better, bringing souls unto Christ. Others see how the Church blesses our lives and want to know more. Show more Show less