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Hi I'm Kyle Morey

I am a CEO. I once started a flash mob. I am a husband and dad. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a servant of a good mission statement. Currently I serve a regional business community in Indiana as the CEO of a chamber of commerce, working to promote its economic growth and delivering programs and services to create commerce. I also serve an even better mission statement: "building an eternal family." It is within the walls of my own home that I find my greatest joys and my greatest sorrows as husband and father -- the two best titles one may ever acquire. For it is with these two titles that I learn to become a disciple of Christ. And that title is one that I will work at each day until it becomes a habit. I am not very good at typical "man stuff" -- sitting around talking sports, or finding myself on a golf course. My hobby includes my wife and kids, reading, mountain biking, and laughing. I do like attention and the spotlight; but desire to be humble. I tease too much. I forget to put my shoes away. I'm a bit prideful. And I cut people off when talking. But I come home early to be with my family, I seek after praiseworthy things, and I smile; even when I don't feel like it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by two worthy and righteous parents who taught me to "walk in the light of [Christ's] love." They taught me the attributes of Christ by example: faith, hope, charity, virtue, humility, knowledge, and obedience. They invited me to worship with them in daily scripture study and prayer, weekly church attendance, and bi-annual listening to the prophets and apostles during General Conference. They encouraged me to attend early morning seminary -- religious instruction for Latter-day Saint youth. From all of this, I knew that they, my parents, knew that this church and its gospel was true. I knew that they knew the Book of Mormon was divinely translated by Joseph Smith and that through him, Christ restored his church on the earth for the last time. I knew that they knew that we are led by a living Prophet today. And then, one busy afternoon while proselyting as a servant and missionary for the Lord, Jesus Christ in Antibes, France, and after having prayed for months to gain my own testimony of this gospel and specifically the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, I received my own answer through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost. As I was presenting the Book of Mormon to an English-speaking tourist, he asked me if I knew it to be true. My mind raced back to my youth. I knew that my parents knew it. But did I? I had been praying, but nothing came. So, thinking I should give an honest answer that I was still searching myself, I opened my mouth to speak, but to my surprise out poured the sweetest and most heart-felt testimony I have ever born. They were not my words, but the words of the Holy Spirit testifying of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the Restoration of the Gospel, the Plan of Salvation, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and that all truth was found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He did not take the Book of Mormon, but I walked away knowing that he knew that I knew it.

How I live my faith

My personal mission is to consistently live — and teach, invite, and inspire others, especially my family, to live -– so as to be worthy of and qualify for eternal life. To accomplish this, I cheerfully and diligently try each day to be a disciple of Christ — seeking to employ his attributes of faith, hope, charity, gratitude, patience, virtue, knowledge, obedience and humility -– until it becomes a habit. It is only though the Atonement of Jesus Christ this is made possible. The scripture that speaks most to me at this time and parallels my personal mission statement is found in D&C 123:17: “Therefore, . . . let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." I go to church because I am a sinner and I need the Atonement in my life; not because I am perfect. I try to be kind to people, and be real with my feelings. I strive to be honest in all my dealings. We have a date night each week with one of our four kids. We tease each other, but look out for one another with love and concern. We pray and read scriptures together. We try and teach by example, and although we fall short of this goal, we never give up. As I write this, I pray that I might say something that will inspire others to desire the blessings that come from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything I have that is good, everything I have become that is praiseworthy, comes from my faith and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Kyle Morey
Not long ago our family vacationed near Palmyra, New York and took the occasion to attend the Hill Cumorah Pageant (one of the world's great outdoor theatrical productions commemorating the origins of the Book of Mormon and highlighting Christ's visit to ancient America). During the 5-minute walk from the parking lot to the pageant, we were bombarded by men and women with megaphones yelling at us for our "Mormon ways" and accusing us of being a cult. My 7 year-old daughter at the time was visibly shaken by their rudeness. "Daddy, why do they call us a cult? Why can't they leave us alone?" she asked. "Perhaps it is because they don't really know what we believe or what we are all about as followers of Christ," I replied. "Often times as humans, we are afraid of what we don't know and other times we believe falsehoods just because popular people repeat them." "I want to tell these people that we are good people and that they should show love, not yell at us, if they really believe in Christ." my daughter said. I couldn't agree more with her wisdom. As a believer in Christ, we should all look past our differences and learn to love one another and help others to come unto Christ, the Savior of mankind. Show more Show less