Hi I'm Kyler Dowling
I am a college student from Nebraska. I am majoring in accounting. I like playing video games, board games, and spending time with my friends.
Why I am a Mormon
I was investigating religion in general shortly after high school. Each week I had gone to a different church looking for truth. I was raised in a non denominational church and sometimes I went to baptist churches, but I always was left perplexed and confused. I didn't want a church that met my needs, I wanted to find truth. At that time, I began to spend some time at a friend's house. He was Mormon and I knew him from high school. He was strange to me, but he was always a good and reliable friend. After spending a few hours at his place everyday, I quickly became accustomed to spending most my time their. Their house was peaceful and I had felt something there I couldn't describe. It was like a warmth in my heart, like someone had wrapped a blanket around my heart. I had began to ask questions about their religion because they were very open with the fact they were Mormon and I felt since I knew very little except from what my grandparents told me, I needed to know. They told me exactly what I asked over time and after spending a couple months consistently hanging out at their house, I began to feel that I wanted to be a member of their church. I couldn't tell myself why. I just felt I should. Many thing held me back. I didn't understand why they did all the things they did. Until one night I asked a friend of the family that was visiting them. When I asked why do you do all the things that you do (and I asked about everything that I could think that they did and didn't do). The friend simply said to me in a calm smile, "Because I know it make me a better person." This simple and yet powerful statement cut into my heart. I knew I was looking for a religion to challenge me to be better. Either a day or a week later I asked my friend's mom, "I don't know why, but I want to be a member of your church." After talking with the missionaries, who asked me to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I knew through a strong feeling that I made the right choice.
How I live my faith
I live my faith through simple means. I go to church on Sundays. I read the scriptures and pray everyday. If I do something wrong, I repent (for I am not perfect).