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Hi I'm Kahle

I was a missionary in California. I'm a proud Arkansan. I'm a husband, brother, son, friend, musician, student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in TX. Then we moved to CO and then the great AR. I've spent many years in NW Arkansas, 2 yrs in CA, and 2 yrs in ID. I have a beautiful wife, three sisters, a Mother and a Step-father, and a Dad and Step-Mom. God gives everyone gifts. I love to sing, play guitar, create songs, and learn about music. Music has been a way for me to grow closer to God. I was a choir student for 7 years in grade school, I've been in two successful bands, sung in two barbershop quartets and an a cappella group, and have always sung with my family. I've had a lot of musical experiences. I've been able to develop my gifts and talents and use them to bless others lives! Through choir, I've learned about important gospel principles like being prepared and working in unity and love with those around you. My dream was to become a Highschool Choir Director, because my previous choir directors were excellent examples of Christ-like leaders; they helped me realize what is important in life. The things I learned from them made me stronger, and helped me believe what I believe today. I have decided to direct my studies toward music therapy. God has changed my life because I finally let Him. After a lot of self-observation, prayer, fasting, and difficulty facing down my pride, I have come to know that Jesus Christ really is my Savior. If you want to talk, send me a message over Facebook! Or click the link on the side, and talk to the missionaries. God bless you, and have a wonderful day.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this Church. And the biggest reason for that is: I have desired to know if it is true. By making prayer, scripture study, and church attendance a habit, God has answered my pleadings through the Holy Ghost. Once I had that true desire and intent, the Holy Ghost gave me the confirmation I needed. This Church has the priesthood of God, it is the Church of the Lamb, it is led by a prophet who converses with God, and I know that it is true.  I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though I was not always active. I let things people say bother me, I got lazy, and then my desire to go to church weakened. But something inside me always assured me that I would go back--that this was the only place that I would find happiness. I mostly stayed out of any religious circle while in high school, but never was ashamed to tell people I am Mormon. After graduation, I suddenly had more time with my family, and more time to reflect, ponder, and begin wondering about who I am. I found myself at Church again. In 2009, the missionaries taught my two youngest sisters and then I was able to baptize them in February of 2010. The Spirit I felt on that occasion was amazing, and I cannot doubt that, nor any other witnesses that I have received from God. Experience have shown me that the power of the priesthood in on the Earth. The witness of the Holy Ghost is why I am a Mormon. This is the true path, and the way for all of us to return to Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being obedient to the commandments, and working to have a close relationship with my Father in Heaven. Through scripture study, prayer, and even my choices of study, play, and work I want to be closer to Him. I try to help others understand how my love and appreciation for Jesus Christ has shaped me into who I am. I try to help others become aware that the Kingdom of God is on the earth, and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them. I read my scriptures and I spend quality time with my wife and family to strengthen the bonds that we have. Our family relationships are, and I want them to be strong.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Kahle
Well, let's think about it. There are all of these religions in the world: Lutherans, Methodists, Calvinists, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jehova's Witnesses, Protestants, Presbyterians, Quakers, Baptists, Southern Baptists. And every one of them calls themself a Christian. Now you have the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What makes us different? Well, a lot of things. The first thing people see, though, is the Book of Mormon. So, the nickname was attached and it stuck. Now members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are recognized widely as Mormons. For insight into why we call ourselves Latter-day Saints, check out Acts chapter 9 verse 32, Ephesians chapter 2 verse 19, and Philipians chapter 1 verse 1. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kahle
Nope. Show more Show less