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Hi I'm Kyle

I served an LDS mission to Mississippi. I'm studying Family Science in college. I promote traditional family values. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love volleyball! I've played volleyball for about 5 years. I played outside-hitter in high school and now I continue to play as often as I am able. I am an athlete and I enjoy most sports, but volleyball is my true passion. There are few things that make me happier in life than getting a good set and killing it! I also play the piano and sing. I have played the piano for over 12 years and I like to write my own music. I also like to learn popular songs and then maybe serenade a few girls. I've also always been a school buff. I am currently working on my undergrad and I love math and science. I spent the first three years of school working towards pharmacy school but an internship with a pharmacist helped me realize that I really wanted to help people emotionally, not physically. I am now studying Family Science and I couldn't be happier. I am passionate about families and ways we can help families become better. I also took four semesters of American Sign Language and I loved it! I am getting rusty because I don't have many friends to practice with, but I love any opportunity I can find to sign. I love to learn and I hope to be able to continue to learn everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm not going to lie, I was born a mormon, but that's not why I am a mormon. There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to take a long, hard look at your life and decide what they're going to do with their life. Well I'm not a mormon because my parents were. I'm not a mormon because I grew up a mormon. I'm a mormon because I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. There came a time in my life when I wondered if everything that I had been taught my whole life about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were true. I had to do a lot of fasting and praying until I felt that the Lord had answered my prayers. It took a while and a lot of effort, but the answer did come...the answer did come. The way the Lord speaks to each of us is a little different. I know that the Lord speaks to me through my thoughts and my feelings. While I was praying and studying His holy scriptures, the strongest feeling of peace came into my heart and I felt my thoughts being influenced by the Holy Ghost as the thought came to my heart that indeed Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed Jesus Christ's church. Jesus Christ established His church while he lived on the Earth and He has restored it today through His prophet Joseph Smith. I know that is true and that is why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because God told me that I should be.

How I live my faith

Today I am currently serving in the Elder's Quorum Presidency of my ward congregation. My responsibilities are to help the Elder's Quorum President with his responsibilities of leading the quorum. I have served as an Elder's Quorum President before and so I am very aware of the amount of work it requires. Although I have had many different callings, I love serving wherever the Lord needs me and will do my best to help where I am needed. My other responsibilities include visiting different members of my ward congregation and give them inspiring messages to help them with the challenges of daily life. Another part of being a Mormon is living the standards established by the LDS church. I choose daily to live my faith by abstaining from tobacco, drugs and alcohol. I also abstain from drinking coffee and tea. This is all part of living my faith because I believe that these are things that the Lord has asked me not to do. I also choose to abstain from sexual activity until after I am married because I believe that those actions are sacred and should only be done within the bonds of a marriage. This is in accordance with the standards of the church, but they're my personal beliefs as well.