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Hi I'm Kyle Bunker

I'm a student at Georgetown University School of Medicine, going into Anesthesiology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Virginia and I have also lived in the Netherlands, Arizona, and Colorado. I served a two-year mission for the Church in Madagascar, where I learned to speak Malagasy. I went to Brigham Young University and got a degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology and met my wife. I am currently finishing medical school and then will start residency training. When I am not at the hospital, I love to exercise, play my guitar, catch up with friends, and read about everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I first came to realize that Jesus Christ personally knew me and had suffered for my sins when I read the Book of Mormon as a teenager. I will never forget how I felt when I read this passage: " I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death. And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more. And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain. Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy." Here, the prophet Alma was describing his own conversion experience to his son Helaman. These words entered into my heart and into my mind with such force and sublime power that I was changed forever. I felt warmth, hope, and understanding that surpassed anything I had experienced up to that point in my life. After that first experience, I have had many others where I felt similar feelings, always connected with personal spiritual experiences that affirmed my faith. The church and its teachings have enabled every one of those experiences. Over the years, as I continue to read the scriptures and other writings of the prophets and other spiritual leaders and as I pray to God to know what is true, I feel that like my soul is opening up and I am moving closer to a universal truth and happiness. The light continually grows brighter even as everything else slowly fades into the background. It humbles me that God would share these experiences with an imperfect and error-prone child. I am no one special and my place in the universe is small. It is truly a miracle that He reaches out to each of us where we are and supports us in our weakness.

How I live my faith

I love sharing my personal beliefs with anyone that will listen. Sharing that belief strengthens it and allows us to share in God's love, since we are all His children. My wife and I teach a class of 10-20 teenagers each Sunday in our congregation. Helping them find their faith is a great challenge and blessing. We also visit the sick and otherwise struggling members of the congregation to remind them that they are not alone and to help where we can.