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Hi I'm Kyle

I have lived in Colorado for the last 20 years. I enjoy being active, and especially enjoy a good run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For the past year I have been doing Crossfit which has been a whole lot of fun. When I'm not at Crossfit or running, I am with my friends doing almost anything--golf, movies, eating, symphony, plays, concerts, road trips (it has sadly been a while since my last one), and on and on. I graduated from college about three years ago and am now considering going back. In what? A great question. Hopefully I have an answer relatively soon. I am ready for some change which is definitely not like me most of the time. Fun fact. Recently visited Mesquite, NV for a weekend of golf. Some of the best golf I have experienced and look forward to another visit there. Please be soon...

Why I am a Mormon

I love the teachings of the Savior. I love His Gospel. I am grateful that he called a living Prophet and living Apostles to the earth again. There was a period in high school where I didn't follow the commandments as I should have. Looking back I see that I was kind of floundering, going in no specific direction. I wasn't really happy or un-happy, but rather complacent and starting to make more decisions that would only bring additional unhappiness. In my first semester at college I decided I might as well start reading the Book of Mormon and see what it's all about (my church had been teaching of it for about half my life I thought to myself). For the first time in my life, I was discovering the Savior. I was reading about those who both obeyed and disobeyed his commandments. Even more importantly, I was reading of those who had recognized they had done some bad things, but then turned to Christ. I saw how Christ literally changed people--reaching to us...to me. He was making bad people good and good people better. I saw how His Atonement literally changes lives--and that it could change mine just like those I was reading about. I began praying for forgiveness for my various follies and sins (there were many nights of this). I eventually really came to feel like some of those I read of who had been forgiven of their sins. After that night where I knew I had been forgiven, I knew Christ lived and still lives. I knew His Atonement was real and that I could be forgiven of ALL my sins regardless of how bad I thought they were. I knew the Savior loved me and genuinely wanted me to be happy.

How I live my faith

Every week I go to church for three hours, yes, THREE hours! But I love it. I am one of those funny few. I have done many things in the several congregations that I have been part of from teaching Sunday School, organizing activities, leading various groups--all have been great learning experiences, introduced me to new friends, and brought me many great times. I currently help organize our first of three meetings (assist in deciding topics and speakers). I also visit around six people every month to check in on them to make sure all is going well in their lives--school/work, various personal challenges--life really. I like to share a brief message and leave with a prayer. I made wonderful life-long friends with some of these people. I always look forward to seeing them every month (well, I actually work with one and see a few throughout the week).

In whom should we have faith?

Kyle
There is no question for me that Jesus Christ is the only person I should have absolute faith in. As I have done this, I have experienced the greatest happiness in my life. For me faith in Christ means to do all I can to become one of his followers--to continually strive to keep His commandments as best I can. I know it isn't always easy and I at times get discouraged, but it provides me a peace I cannot get anywhere else. As Proverbs 3 says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Kyle
The Book of Mormon is much like the Bible in that teaches and witnesses of Christ. Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon was written by Prophets called of God to teach of Christ and invite each of us to come unto Him by keeping His commandments and striving to live the life that He lived. This book is unique in that it is a record of the those who lived on the America's both before and after the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is a record of those people, their lives, their struggles and joys (as individuals and families), and their relationships with Christ. They knew of Christ, His commandments, and His Gospel. Most importantly, the last chapter of this wonderful record contains and invitation and promise to all that we if we desire, we may know with certainty that the Book of Mormon is true. Show more Show less