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Hi I'm Kyle

I'm a student, an aspiring architect, an amateur photographer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Bountiful Utah and have spent most of my life there. However, I did spend two years of my life in Arizona serving as a full time missionary for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I loved my time as a missionary and look forward to opportunities to continue to share this important message with those around me. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and have a love for buildings. I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of years working in the construction field prior to leaving for my mission in January of 2009. I also was able to attend one semester of school, mainly getting some of my generals out of the way. Eventually I aspire to be a self employed architect, for which I am currently attending school. I love sports, both to play and to watch. Among my favorites are football, basketball, tennis, and golf. I also enjoy leaving the daily grind every now and then and spending time in nature. One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking in the mountains with my camera and attempting to capture the beauty that God has created for us here on this Earth.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, the reason I am Mormon really all begins with my Mother. She decided to meet with missionaries years ago when she was in her early twenties living near Lake Tahoe. As she met with the missionaries and was taught about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ she prayed and received an answer from God that the things that the missionaries had been sharing with her were true. At that point she new what she needed to do. She was baptized almost immediately afterwards and has been a strong member ever since. So naturally, my mother having joined the church before I was even born, I was raised in the church going to meetings, reading from the Book of Mormon and so on. However, me becoming a Mormon was a personal process that began with a choice I made to go to my Heavenly Father in prayer. I asked him if the things I had been taught all my life were true, and what path He wanted me to take in my life. Through diligence in prayer and in the study of the Book of Mormon, I received the confirmation from the Holy Spirit that this message was true and was what God wanted for me, and that this message is universal and meant for all of God's children. As live the things I am taught as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I am happy. God has a plan for all of us here on Earth, in the church we often refer to that plan as the plan of happiness. Although in life there is plenty of sadness and trial, I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Atonement He preformed in behalf of us all is infinitely more powerful then any sorrow we will ever face in this life. Our loving Heavenly Father wants us to be prepared for the second coming of His Son Jesus Christ, and wants us to be with Him in happiness for eternity. He has restored all of the blessings we need in order to be prepared for that day. Simply put I am Mormon because it makes my happy, and as I live the teaching of the church I feel confident and prepared for whatever the future may bring.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best I can be everyday. I strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ, and do what he would have me do. I have learned through experience that doing just that can be very difficult and I often fall short. However, when I fall short, and make mistakes, I know that because of Jesus Christ and what He did for us I can repent, and be clean again. What an amazing thing that is! Through Jesus Christ we can improve and become better by being forgiven of, then correcting mistakes that we make throughout our life. On my mission there were many times where part of me wanted to give up, but I know that the Lord blessed me with just what needed in times of trial and gave me the strength to continue. I know that throughout my life there will be similar times where my strength will slack and part of me will want to give up. I now believe that these moments are not to be feared however, but embraced. When these moments occur we must look at them as opportunities for growth and to gain a deeper understanding of the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is your Savior, and He is mine. He will never leave us alone if we remember Him and call on Him for help. He will help us, and His help we can overcome anything this world. In order to show the Lord that I am trying to always have His Spirit and His help available to me, I study the scriptures and pray everyday. I have come to find out that this is something I must do in order to have added strength to resist temptation, as well as to simply be more happy in life. Along with scripture study and prayer I have come to find as we serve others we can experience great joy. In the Book of Mormon we read of a prophet named Benjamin. He was a great man who taught many wonderful things, one of which was this, " When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God. " Mosiah 217