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Hi I'm Kyra

I am proud to be identified with the Mormons.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 beautiful kiddos- all under 5 years old, and a stepmom to two boys. I am eternally grateful to these children because it was their presence which inspired me to seek a more beautiful way of life- to seek out the gospel. I am married to a truly remarkable man. Since he's been baptized, I have been in awe of the huge changes he's made for the betterment of our home life. Chris is one of those good ones who every girl dreams of marrying. After two tours in Iraq, he suffered some brain damage and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which keeps him home with me during the day and, to be honest, I enjoy it very much though I am still learning how to best support him in his disabilities. Let's see... I love to sing, write music, dance like a crazy person, draw, and create art out of absolutely anything and everything, design and sew clothing, scrapbook, organize stuff, read EVERYTHING, journal chaotically, homeschool myself and my kids, swim in the ocean, and.... more. I want to be the best mother, wife, and friend ever, so you can imagine that I sometimes can get pretty down on myself. In these moments, I am so grateful for the doctrine which teaches me that I am a choice daughter of God who is loved unconditionally for who I am beyond even my own sense of self.

Why I am a Mormon

While investigating the Church, there were many times when my eyes filled with tears and my heart burned inside of my chest, and I thought "Where have I been all these years? I am where I belong." That was enough for me to join. But the real reason why I am a Mormon today came much later. My husband had been baptized a few months before and we were trying our best to live our lives by a Godly standard. I had been discussing Mormonism with my cousin who was an active "Anti-Mormon". When talking about prophets, he mentioned how many religions and small cults throughout history have claimed to have prophets. I admit I was inwardly troubled by his remark. Afterward, I was reading the scriptures and was led to the passage in the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:4 where we are asked to seek an answer to the question of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon for ourselves. I was deeply moved by this passage. This is something I HAD to know- and immediately got on my knees and BEGGED for truth to be revealed to me. What happened next changed my life forever. Maybe it sounds silly to you and maybe it's easy to explain away, but I KNEW in that moment that the church was true. My mind was opened and a shaft of pure LIGHT and UNDERSTANDING pierced my skull. The fact was clear as day. It illuminated my mind so, that I hadn't even known how very dark it was in there! I didn't reason it into being, as I am apt to do. I SAW it. Without a shadow of a doubt, I KNOW we are in the right place and doing the right thing.I know it like I know I exist. The Church is what it claims to be. I know now that all who say otherwise are like a child who insists that she is going to be sucked down the drain if she gets in the bath and that all evidence points to it. No matter how much I tell her that she's not in danger, she won't believe me unless she actually gets into that bath-water and can see for herself that all that has happened from her having climbed in is that she is made clean.

How I live my faith

Besides focusing my attention on learning to be a better wife, mother, and homekeeper, I am grateful and excited to have just received a calling to teach the gospel to the youth in Sunday School.

Are Mormons Christians?

Kyra
Mormons are the original Christians. The Christians that are spoken of in the New Testament were all Mormons although, of course, they were not called that. "Mormon" is a nick-name given to members of the Church in the time of Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kyra
When you go to court, you bear testimony of something you have seen or heard- something you know- not hearsay or opinion. My testimony is the precious knowledge that I have been given in exchange for my hard work thus far in trying my best to keep the commandments of God. It is a knowledge that Christ lives, loves me, and has provided this gospel as a help for me to return to God and progress in the afterlife. My testimony is my most treasured posession. I am eternally grateful for it and the rest it has provided for my soul. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Kyra
The priesthood protects and upholds the sacred duties of the women of the Church. A woman's role as Mother is the highest calling that any individual can receive. As women, we need to be protected so that we can focus on the delicate and trying tasks of raising children and nourishing people in need. The priesthood protects us. Through our husbands, fathers, and brethren in the Church, the priesthood protects and guides us so that we can focus our energies to perform the most precious calling there is- to be a mother to all people. Show more Show less