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Hi I'm Kyle.

I love writing. I love learning languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into the church, of a member father and convert mother. I love to create and write about worlds and characters that other people can lose themselves in. Reading is a passion, and so is traveling. Languages are really the spices of life- Spanish is the one I'm really focused on (puedo hablar solo un poquito, pero no mucho del lenguaje), but later on I'd like to learn: Japanese (again), Icelandic, Finnish, German, French, Mandarin... the list goes on. Oh, and I really, really, REALLY like Thai curry.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a member of this church because I am most definitely not perfect, and I need help with lots of things. A lot of my life, I've been wondering why I make so many mistakes, and why things happen like that. The reason it's so important to me is that the atonement of Jesus Christ covers not only our sins, but our mess-ups and simple mistakes. I've failed a lot of things- school, physical activities, being a good person- but I know that by coming unto Christ by doing what He asks us to do (like praying, faithfully attending church, reading the Book of Mormon and Bible, and keeping all of the commandments), we can be perfected in Christ, and made better people.

How I live my faith

Right at this moment, I'm serving a mission for my church in the southeastern part of the United States. I try my hardest to spread this Gospel message with these wonderful people that I meet in houses, the street, wherever. A way to live my faith is to live everyday, trying to develop the wonderful characteristics of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and also, to keep trying, even if we fall down a lot!

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Those are all fancy words for congregations- basically, there's about 10-100 people in a branch, 100-400 in a ward, and a stake is a large group, or zone, of branches and wards. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Mormon temples have very special uses- they are really places of instruction for us; there, we learn things about our Heavenly Father, why we're here on the earth, and about how we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. After we learn the 'how' of getting back to Heavenly Father, we make covenants (or promises) with God that can allow us to go back to Him. They are also places that we can be sealed (that is to say, to make bonds that can't be broken by death) to our families for all eternity. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You can know by the same way that every other person knows if something is true- by praying to our Heavenly Father and asking! It's surprisingly simple, and I know that it's the best way we can know. 'if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,' like James says. (James 1:5, KJV) And when you do, you will feel the Spirit of the Lord within you. The best way I could describe it would be like a very calm peace or a pleasent warmth in your body. So try it! Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women, truth be told, are just like any other women out in the world. Women have an equal responsibilty and role in their families, but their talents and abilities are best suited to the home. Now of course, that doesn't mean that they don't work or are forced to stay home- in fact, my mother works nearly everyday! But, I am very grateful for the time that she (and also my father) spent to raise me and to teach me the things I should do to have a happy life. So, in short answer, yes. Show more Show less