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Hi I'm Khyl

I stay in shape by playing the game of racquetball and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a patriot and I love America. Our freedoms have always been important to me so I wanted a career in law enforcement. After serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I accepted a position with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Life rarely happens the way we plan. I was uncomfortable with government bureaucracy so I left the FBI and have been self employed ever since. I started a service company in Phoenix Arizona and grew the company to be the sixth largest in the state. I wore every business "hat" possible and employed hundreds of wonderful people. I married a wonderful woman who has been my best friend all my life. We have three wonderful children who have given me the best laugther and tears a father could ever wish for. Now I count my grandchildren to be my dividends for all those parental moments when you hope you've made the right decision. I've coached my children through ten years of baseball and basketball hoping they understood that it was more important to be a good sport than winning every game. I've climbed almost every peak and every valley in the state through thirty five years of scouting trying to teach boys character and to appreciate the wonderful outdoors God has given us in America. I've spent almost every extra dime we had to educate our children so they can successfully raise their children. I count my family as the greatest blessing God has given me and I would do it all over again if asked.

Why I am a Mormon

I have wonderful parents that taught me that it was better to be trusted than to be loved. However, it was their love and faith in me that shaped my attitudes in life. No matter what happens, if we are loved by someone, our families, a friend, a neighbor, we can over come anything. The vicissitudes and trials of life come and go; they will always be there to teach us something. I have learned over the years the most powerful influence in life is the compassion and love of others. When I stop to contemplate the genesis of love I can't help but conclude there must be a benevolent supreme being that loves us, even a God in Heaven. I have been introduced to God in a myriad of ways, from seeing the beauty of the morning sunrise to the grasp of a small child hugging my neck. How can one deny the existence of God when we see the examples of his love all around us? He has given us his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, who willing gave his life for us because he loved us. It is the tender mercies of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that converted me to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love the teachings of Christ and the warm tender feelings I feel when I read the Bible and Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because I am not ashamed of my Savior, Jesus Christ. His atonement makes it possible for others to love me regardless of my imperfections and for me to love others unconditionally. I can express my gratitude every day to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for his love by offering a smile, holding a hand, sharing a burden, and offering comfort to my fellow man whenever needed. That is when I feel his love the most.

How I live my faith

Christ has asked us to serve and help others. I try to do that by accepting opportunities to serve, whether it is in my church as a Sunday School teacher, or in the community as an instructor in the Boy Scouts of America and as a mentor to prison inmates. I also serve with my wife as volunteer directors of the Dry Pack Cannery at the Welfare Service Center in Mesa, Arizona for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In other words, we serve as missionaries on a two year mission. Out service mission is not just for members of the church, but for everyone that is interested in canning and storing food. I have had the opportunity to assist so many wonderful people who have been concerned because of the economy and have felt impressed to make preparations for difficulties that might lie ahead. Our work is to help people can dry foods that have a long shelf life, such as, pinto beans, rice, oats, powder milk, wheat, flour, etc. so they can feed their families if they lose their jobs, or lose their health, or suffer some natural disaster. We live in such uncertain times and it feels so good to be able to educate and assist others in food and water storage. There is so much to learn and know to be prepared. It's like growing a garden. You have to do more than just plant the seed. You have to know how to cultivate and when to harvest if you want to reap the benefits. Food storage is much the same if you want to achieve full value. The day may come when the most important items we have in our homes is food. It has been a wonderful privilege to serve and help others accomplish this goal. The best part of all is meeting and getting to know the people. We have made so many friends and enjoyed so many laughs together. So many others have offered to serve with us as volunteers and have made our work easy and enjoyable.

What is being a Mormon like?

Khyl
One of the greatest reasons for being here on earth is to "have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). Personal prayer, scripture study, and attending church helps us better understand that the best way to find joy and happiness in this life is to know about Our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to strive to keep God's "law" (Proverbs 29:18). Families are an essential part of God's Plan and much of how we live focuses on our families. We want to share the happiness we enjoy with everyone we can through service, missionary work, and contributing to society. Show more Show less