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Hi I'm Kade

I'm a college graduate, I'm a husband, I'm a sports enthusiast and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the type of Mormon that has grown up being a member of the Church but procrastinated to develop my own testimony of the truthfulness of this Gospel. It wasn't until I was 19 and preparing to serve a full-time 2-year service mission for the Church that I realized I needed my own testimony before I could help others develop theirs. That's how I learned that it's never too late to make changes but that we shouldn't delay that day. I was blessed with the opportunity to serve the wonderful people of Santiago, Chile from May of 2007 to June of 2009. I learned how to speak Spanish fluently during those two years and I believe that it not only blessed me then but will open new doors for me in the future as I continue to apply the Spanish language in my life. On September 1, 2012 I was sealed for time and for all eternity to the most wonderful woman and my best friend in the Salt Lake City Temple. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from BYU-Idaho and am hoping to continue my education in the field of Sport Psychology. I truly believe in following the desires of your heart but to also put God, Christ, and your family first.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the strength of my parents in this Gospel. My mom grew up in the Church but my dad is a convert. He is one of the greatest examples I have in my life in how to live the Gospel and leave behind old traditions in order to implant new ones that will eternally bless us. He has known what it is like to not be a member of the Church yet he made the choice to follow this Gospel. I may have grown up in this Gospel but I have had glimpses of what life would be like if I were to follow the ways of the world. I have fallen on my face (figuratively speaking) from time to time because I tried to keep one foot in the Church and one foot in the world. My testimony has become my own because of my mistakes and my desire to correct them. I have been able to see the hand of God in my life as He continues to try to lift me up. The Book of Mormon has become my constant friend in reminding me what Heavenly Father expects of me and everything that Jesus Christ has done so that I might accomplish and surpass those expectations.My wife has become a pillar in my life and constantly, without even trying, reminds me of the blessings we have received and will receive by being faithful members of Christ's Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day to day. I try to keep an eternal perspective of living this Gospel but I also try not to get overwhelmed by focusing on becoming better today than I was yesterday. I have served in many capacities in the Church. From a youth of 12 years old to now I have been in leadership positions over others my age which has allowed me to learn from an early age how well structured this Church is. I have recently had the opportunity to attend different wards in various cities and states and am grateful to know that the Gospel is the same anywhere you go. I have the opportunity to visit a few people each month to share a spiritual message with them and serve them in whatever needs they may have. I enjoy participating in the many activities the Church holds during the week because it allows me to meet others and surround myself with people that will help lift me up. Being surrounded by those that share your beliefs makes it so much easier to survive in today's world with so many temptations and distractions to lead you away from Heavenly Father's care.

Are Mormons Christians?

Kade
I don't think I can answer this any better than Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley when he said "We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God." This is a question I had to answer many times while serving in Chile and at first it blew me away to find out that people did not think we were Christians. Many people misinterpret our belief of a living prophet as a replacement for worshiping Christ. Indeed, we do believe that God has once again called prophets and seers to lead His children but we KNOW that Christ is our savior and head of His Church that has been restored in these days. The prophets are the mouthpiece of the Lord on the earth. They are imperfect men but have been given a great responsibility and we respect them dearly for all that they do, but we do not worship them. The only men we worship are Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less