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Hi I'm Kai

I'm the fiance to my beautiful future wife. I'm a prospective Physician Assistant. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kai and I live in Provo, Utah going to Brigham Young University. I am working on my undergrad to prepare for a career as a Physician Assistant. I currently am working 2 jobs to pay for college. I am also incredibly blessed to be engaged to a beautiful woman named Jasive. She is the love of my life and is the source of much strength in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of this church, but not always had a testimony of it. My parents taught me what I needed to know to gain my own testimony. By regularly attending church meetings, I was taught what I must do. I reached a point in my life when I wondered things like, "What is all this about? Why do I have to follow all these rules? Does God really hear my prayers?" I wanted to know, so I began to pray and read the scriptures. Gradually, I began to feel the truth of it all. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my Savior. Joseph Smith is a prophet of God -- the one to restore this truth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's kingdom once again established on the Earth. God is real and He speaks to men on Earth. The Book of Mormon is inspired word given to us as proof that these things are of God. I know this with all my heart and all my soul. The power of prayer is real. When I have questions, God is willing to answer. Jesus Christ is my Lord, Savior, and Redeemer. He suffered so that we may be clean. Not only that, but the Atonement of Christ is the power to get through hard times. He suffered absolutely every pain that everybody could ever suffer. He knows how to support us. He knows how to comfort us. All we have to do is trust in God and act like you believe He cares. I love Him beyond expression. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live the Gospel by trying my best everyday. I am so weak and incredibly flawed. Its very easy for me to get overwhelmed by that fact and let it get me discouraged. But I am comforted that as long as I do all that I can to do good and be good, Jesus Christ, through His Atonement will make up the shortcoming to allow me to be saved in His Kingdom. Being a Latter-Day Saint means more than calling yourself a "Mormon" and going to church every Sunday. It means covenanting with God that you will take upon yourself the name of Christ and do as He commands. It's a way of life, and I've chosen to live it.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Kai
As we search and feast upon the scriptures, we grow closer to God and Jesus Christ. Our faith in them increase and we are compelled to keep their commandments. As we keep the commandments, we receive the promised blessings of the Lord. More than just reading the words, we must take in the precepts that are taught, ponder them, then apply them to our lives. The greatest blessing we can receive is the gift of salvation. Scriptures contain the instructions of how to obtain it. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kai
God gives us commandments to live by. Because he has given us laws, there must be punishment if we do not follow these laws. This is justice. As human beings, we are not nearly perfect. Everyone sins. With sin, it is impossible for us to enter into God's presence because we are unclean. The Atonement of Jesus Christ, or in other words, His sacrifice, satisfies the demands of justice. It makes up for our shortcomings. We must, however, try our very best. When we make mistakes, we must repent. That means we must change our thoughts and actions and stop sinning, ask God for forgiveness, and strive to keep the commandments thereon out. When we truly repent, we will be truly forgiven of our sins and we can eventually live with God again. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kai
Yes! Look at the name of the Church: "The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints." Our religion is centered on the fact that Jesus Christ suffered and died for us that we may live with God again. He is the head of our church. A Book of Mormon scripture says: "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." That pretty much sums it up! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kai
We believe in salvation by grace after all we can do. We know that no unclean thing can dwell with God. All of us are sinners and come short of the glory of God, which makes us unclean. Only through the loving mercy and grace of God can we be cleansed and brought back to His presence. God sent His Beloved Son to die for us to allow us to work out our own salvation. It is required of us to repent and keep the commandments. If we do our very best, God will make up the rest! Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kai
Yup! Do we believe that God is changeable? No. Do we believe God is a respecter of persons? No. We believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. we believe that God loves His children today as much as he did back in the Bible times. God chose prophets back then to teach His children the Gospel and guide them down the path of righteousness. It is no different today. We have a modern day prophet that speaks to the world and guides us through the rocky journey of life. Thank God that he loves us enough to never change! Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kai
A testimony is a deep, personal witness that something is true. When we "bear" our testimony, we are sharing with others that personal conviction. In a courtroom, a witness is called to share their testimony of what they know to by true to the judge and the jury. A Mormon's testimony is centered on the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that He has brought His church back to the Earth. We know Joseph Smith to be a prophet of God and the Book of Mormon to be divine scripture. A person can only receive this personal testimony by the Holy Ghost through sincere prayer and by an earnest desire to know the truth. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Kai
The purpose of a Mormon missionary is to invite others to come unto Jesus Christ by helping them receive the Restored Gospel. They teach about who Jesus Christ is, what He did for us, and how each of us can apply His loving sacrifice in our own lives. They are also there to teach about all the wonderful truths God as brought back to the Earth through a modern day prophet. Missionaries are not there to force our beliefs on anybody or to lure them into being a Mormon. We know that our message is true and that it will bless people's lives more than anything else. That's why we have missionaries. We're not selfish! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Kai
Awesome! We can experience great joy as we live the teachings of Jesus Christ and keep the commandments. There are certain values we hold in this church such as sexual morality, lifelong learning, and family wellness. The Spirit of the Lord may be poured out abuntantly upon us when we make an emphasis on these timeless values. Show more Show less