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Hi I'm Kai

Born in America, I play the piano, aspire to greatness, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two brothers, and two sisters. My older brother is on his mission in the Peru, Lima North Mission, which is funny because we lived in that country for 5 months. I just graduated Arapahoe High School, and am trying to adjust to all the newness like college and my mission to Medellín, Colombia. I've endured some difficult emotional trauma, and have grown closer to God and my friends because of it. I respect other people, their property, and myself, and i'm happy because of it. I play the piano and like to say i'm pretty good. I am playing Rhapsody in Blue and it's quite fun. People in America know my family as the crazy family over there, that big family, the Mormon family, all pertaining to the friendly and spiritual environment around the members of my family. I'm engrossed in beginning college and preparing for my mission to Colombia, which I am doing because of my faith and testimony.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, and i'm loving it in every way. I've had friends tell me not to be a Mormon anymore, but because I know that I belong to the true church, I don't worry what they say. I believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost really do exist, and that the Bible is true, as long as it is translated correctly, and that the Book of Mormon is really true. Every rule instigated in my religeon has a purpose, and it is to keep us free and keep our agency. God is all about freedom, while the Devil is all about misery and addiction. Drugs, alcohol, caffine, bad habits...they all fall under the category of addiciton, and Mormon guidlines outline what will keep us free. I don't pull away because I know that the support in my life that is holding me together would be gone, and when I see my friends that don't have the gospel, I can see the difference and I wish I could make them change but I can't. I believe in revelation, and in Prophets. I believe in the power of the Priesthood, and the responsibility that is endowed with it. I believe in the Gospel, and I want to be able to help all others understand.

How I live my faith

I, for a while, was the only Priest (16-18 year old priesthood holder) in my ward, and in that position, I felt responsibilty to be the best I can. Now, as other Priests have become reactivated or moved in, i still feel the responsibility to support them and be an example. I also hometeach three families. I sing in the choir in church sometimes, and am the pianist in Priesthood meeting. I participate in activities, any day they are, and I participate in campouts devoutly. I sometimes prepare and always bless the sacrament, and do service projects every few weeks. My family participates, and often takes leadership roles in activities.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Kai
Pray and read the scriptures. Read talks and testimonies of prophets and apostles and other authorities. Keep his commandments and make an attempt to know Him. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kai
We perform baptisms for the dead because there have been many people on the earth who have not heard the gospel, and thus have not had the opportunity to be baptised into it. We go into the Temple and are baptised for them in the hope that they accept the baptism in the next spirit world. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Kai
It is true, and the story is accounted in 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kai
God has given us all things, and it is only a small, incredibly small percent that we are giving back, with 10% of our income. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Kai
We dress modestly, and in our best. Personally, I wear a designer suit, white shirt, dress socks and dress black shoes, and a different tie every week. Other people often wear slacks, white shirt, tie, dress shoes, anything to look the most modestly formal they can. We celebrate typically the usual holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, Easter, Mother's and Father's Day, Independence Day, Presidents Day, Flag Day, Labor Day, and others I probably missed. We don't celebrate Lent though, but we do fast two meals every first Sunday of every month. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Kai
The priesthood is the power of God on earth. It allows us to perform miracles, and other ordinances in God's name. I am being ordained an elder and receiving the Melchezidek Priesthood which enables me with the power and authority to bless the sick and other outward ordinances just as King Melchezidek did in his day, and also Peter. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kai
Our law of health and proper diet is stated in Doctrine and Covenants section 89. God is all about keeping us free and able to make choices, but the devil is all about addiction, taking away our choice to do what is good. I like to touch on that it was 1833 when the law was given to the church to abstain from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, drugs (marajuana, nicotine, tobacco, cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.). Then maybe a hundred years later, the world came out with the studies that these things were bad for our bodies. And, even when people don't fully understand the reason for a specific item-such as tea-we just remember that a minor sacrifice like giving up one little thing is nothing akin to the blessings we receive from abstaining. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kai
Yes, we are Christians. We do believe in Christ, though we may focus more heavily on the Resurrection than the death, but the main reason that many other churches think we are not Christian is the misconception that we don't believe in the principle of Grace. We do believe that through Grace we are saved, and that through Grace, all mankind may be saved, but it goes deeper than that. If our hearts aren't truly in the right place to accept Grace, then it availeth nothing. Grace is a complex piece of the Atonement, so I would ask a Missionary for a longer talk. Show more Show less