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Hi I'm Kyle

I am a sci-fi fanatic. I am a college student. I'm serving a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I read a lot. I often go through a 500-page books in a week if it have a good narrative. I love playing video games. Mostly strategy games, but Skyrim is pretty cool too. I am currently on a mission to the Nevada Reno mission, and am loving teaching the gospel. I'm intrested in politics and history, and I think that you can't really understand one without the other. I want to be an aerospace engineer and change the way people look at the rest of the universe.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12, I was assigned to talk about how I had a testimony of the Book of Mormon. Up until that time I had never really knew if I had a testimony or not. So I prayed about it for about a week, and I didn't get an answer right away. I didn't see visions, or anything spectacular like that. All I got was a calm feeling when I thougth about the Book of Mormon. And that is how I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and how I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the church of God on the Earth.

How I live my faith

I have had several callings in the church, including leading the 14-18 year olds for 4 years. Recently I have been helping out with the Sunday School, sometimes teaching classes. I am now serving a mission in the Nevada Reno Mission.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Kyle
People must be baptized to join Christ's church. Even Jesus Christ was baptized 'to fulfill all righteousness.' Thus everyone must be baptized. However, it must be done with the proper authority. John the Baptist had the Aaronic Priesthood, i.e. the power and authority that was given from God to Aaron and the rest of the house of Levi. Thus he had the power and authority given by God to baptize. If John didn't have that priesthood, Christ would not have come to him to be baptized. He would have gone to someone who had that priesthood. In baptism, besides becoming a member of Christ's church, we make promises with God: to accept Christ, to become His disciples/followers, and to always keep his commandments. The great thing is that God gives us blessings when we are baptized: We are forgiven of our sins and we can return to live with him, if we keep our part of the promise. We can not make these promises, and God can not give us these blessings if we are not baptized by someone who has the priesthood power to baptize. I testify that that priesthood has been restored in these days, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church. Show more Show less