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Hi I'm Kyle

I'm an opera singer, husband, and soon-to-be father, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm a currently student majoring in vocal performance. I love singing opera, and I'm a dramatic baritone. I want to teach music theory and voice in a university or college somewhere. I'm married to a wonderful, kind, and beautiful woman, and we're now expecting a baby girl come November! I enjoy spending time with her, singing and listening to new music, and playing video games. Before I was a missionary, I was a martial arts instructor, and am a 1st degree USAKF blackbelt and 1st degree White Dragon blackbelt. I'm also a big reader of fantasy and science fiction novels.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up in the church, my parents helped me to understand the importance of going to church as well as reading the scriptures. My mom helped me to read the Book of Mormon daily. At first, it was pretty boring, I'm not gonna lie, but after time, it started to become more and more interesting. I was diligent, and I finally finished it. I followed Moroni's promise at the end and sincerely prayed about if it was true. I had the warmest feeling come over me. I knew Heavenly Father loved me enough to give me an answer at this time. I knew for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that God's church was restored again on the earth. I knew that we have a living prophet today, but most importantly, I knew Jesus Christ really was my Savior, Redeemer, and friend. He made it possible for me to progress physically and spiritually, and for that I'm forever grateful. Since then, trial and error have never stopped me from knowing God was there, and that He cared about me. I've trusted Him and His servants, and I've never regretted being a part of His church. He loves me, and I love Him. I know He hears and answers my prayers, literally, every day.

How I live my faith

I do the best I can to keep the commandments of God every day of my life. I love it when people have questions about my faith, because I really love to share it. I always try to be a good friend to everyone, because everyone deserves that helping hand, and I feel that God helps His children through His servants. I strive to be His servant. I do my best to not only keep the larger commandments, but to simply "go about doing good" no matter where I go. It doesn't cost a cent to be kind and smile to everyone I pass by, and I do my best to help others throughout their day.

What is the priesthood?

Kyle
The priesthood is God's almighty and tremendous power that he has given to men to wield and use solely for the benefit of blessing God's children. This power can't be used, however, for selfish ambition or to exercise dominion over others. To use the priesthood, one has to be striving to live as God lives (keeping His commandments). To receive the priesthood, an authorized servant in God's kingdom holding the priesthood bestows it upon a baptized worthy male by the laying on of hands. There are many necessary ordinances, such as baptism and conferring the priesthood on others that can only be done by someone holding this priesthood. There are other ordinances that can also be done, such as healing the sick, giving blessings of comfort, blessing and dedicating homes, and casting out Satan or his devils. In the New Testament, Jesus did many things requiring great power (changing water to wine, raising Lazarus from the dead, etc.) that could only be done with priesthood power. To learn how to wield this great power with righteousness, one can simply read in the New Testament from his example of what he used it for. The priesthood has been a tremendous blessing in my life. My sisters have been healed multiple times throughout their life. The home which I have tried to make more of a temple with my wife has been blessed repeatedly with this priesthood, and we have felt light truth come into our home. I'm grateful for the priesthood of God. Show more Show less