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Hi I'm Kyle Christensen

I'm #2 of six kids and live in the same house I was raised in except now I am raising a family of my own.

About Me

I'm the 2nd oldest (but #1 in height) of six kids in my family. My lifelong goal has always been to be well rounded so in high school I participated in many extra curricular activities including Marching Band, Choir, Drama, Yearbook, Volleyball, Basketball, and ASB to name a few. I was awarded a National Scholar Athlete medallion for participating in so many activities while maintaining a high GPA. I lived in God's country (North Carolina) for two years serving a mission for Jesus Christ. I studied marketing and advertising at Brigham Young University where I met and married my best friend. We were married in Newport Beach five years ago and now raise our two little girls in Orange County.

Why I am a Mormon

Aside from a testimony and spiritual strength, I realized at a young age many benefits of being a member of the church. You are part of a team. As I read scriptures in Sunday School, it gave me confidence in elementary school to raise my hand and speak out loud. Giving talks in church helped me feel comfortable standing in front of others and sharing what I know to be true. There have also been many people and cultures that I've been exposed to as a member of the church. I feel like I have been given so much as a youth that now I must return to favor to the rising generation. They are the future and we must show them their divine potential! My favorite scripture since my early twenties has always been 2 Timothy 2:10, "Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory."

How I live my faith

In 2011, I was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma and have battled my way through six grueling months of chemo along with another 6 months of bone treatment. I have come to the realization that I was hand chosen by God as one of his strongest warriors to go through this trial. I hope that by showing my strength and determination while battling cancer will help others evaluate their own life. Christ experienced all things that he might succor God's children. He understands exactly what we are going through in life. I realize now that I must share my testimony and experience with others if I want to get answers for why I had to suffer such great pain as a husband and young father of two little girls. I can’t go through this experience unchanged, even though I want to pretend like it never happened.