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Hi I'm Kidron Gage

I'm a graduate, a English lover, and a student.

About Me

I have several things that make me. I am the first of six children. I am the son of a convert and a life-long member. My father is a college professor. I am close to my grandmother, who is not a member of the church, but I love her. I love my family, even though I don't get to spend a lot of time with them. I enjoy learning about English and the way it can be used to communicate, both in writing and in speaking. I read a lot of books, but my favorite is the Book of Mormon. Teaching is one of my favorite things to do, but learning is my passion. I currently am serving a mission, but when I return I will be entering college to study English and become a English teacher. I love to help others, no matter how small. I have many struggles. I have ADHD, which has affected me educationally, but also socially. I have developed social anxiety, which is hard to deal with as a missionary. I don't always know how to communicate to someone, but I know the value that communication provides. I also have developed a love for others. I used to fear talking with someone, but as I have done it in a number of experiences, from presentations from high school robotics team to my serving a mission and talking to people about the Savior. I have met many people as I have traveled, both in moving as a child, and in my experiences. Each person has differences, but I love to find the connections that can be formed and the joy that is found when I talk with new people and old friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a member first because I was raised in a member family. Later as I faced a number of hard choices and difficult challenges I had to determine if this was truly the path I wanted to follow. "How could I be like our Savior, Jesus Christ?" "I was a human being who constantly makes mistakes, how could a perfect God love me?" Many of these questions would fill my head at times, especially at times of great distress. I had no faith in what I had learned and had no conviction in my beliefs. What changed my desire and created my conviction was the small things. I had always had the scriptures in my life but in the late middle school years I started to really study the scriptures. When I did that I didn't notice a difference, but I started to change. As I studied the problems I faced became smaller and I was happier. Another thing was the music I heard and listen to. During the change in my scripture study my aunt introduced to me music from the church. From these wonderful songs I heard messages of hope, of peace and of love. Music really affected me because my ADHD made it easier to reach the messages of the music then of the scriptures. Those two things started a seed of a testimony in my heart. What started the seed to grow was the blessings I received with the priesthood. Through my father and others I heard God communicate to me that He indeed loved me, that I mattered to Him, and with each trial I faced He would help and give me comfort and my mistakes could be forgiven me if I turned to the Him. With that final message I now know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. That the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price, contain the word of God and that we can receive revelation through these scriptures that will help us in all our difficulties. With God's love he provided a way to speak to us His words through his prophets, apostles, and other leaders in His church. We have way to return to God.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm the a leader of the boys between the ages of 16 through 18 years of age and, with a companion, have responsibility of several families and are ready to help them with all that they need. With these opportunities I have developed leadership traits and have become more Christ-like. I have and will continue to apply the lessons I've learned in my family life and daily living to continue to follow the Savior. I hope that I can be able to serve others throughout the rest of my life through the church and other activities.