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Hi I'm Kyle McKinley

I'm a student, a runner, a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to LDS parents in Provo, Utah in 1996. My father is a return missionary, and my mother was introduced to the church as a teenager. When I was five, my mom and younger sister were hit by a dump truck, an event that changed my family forever. Due to what could be nothing less than divine intervention, not only did they both survive, but both have made almost full recoveries. I was a Boy Scout, and I earned my Eagle Scout award at 16. My involvement with Scouting has led to a passion for the outdoors, and I'm always looking for an excuse to get away for a backpacking trip with friends. In middle school I started running for my school's cross country and track teams, and I've been in love with running ever since. It's become a hobby, a pastime, and a lifestyle for me, and I've been blessed to find enough success to be able to continue my career as a college athlete. I'm currently studying Exercise and Sports Science at Oklahoma City University, and I hope to attend physical therapy school after graduating in 2019. Until then, I'm working at OK Runner, a local running store. In my free time, I like to play with my dog, Archie, play guitar, binge-watch the latest Netflix series, and eat too much at my favorite local pizza place.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS Church, but that doesn't mean I haven't had a choice in staying Mormon. I have felt the Spirit speak to me on a number of occasions, often in times where I need it the most, confirming to me that what I've been taught and what I am still learning is true: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He was sent to Earth to die for the sins of all man so that we may repent and return to our Father in Heaven again. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was restored by Joseph Smith, is the only church with all the keys to eternal life, and is the only church on the Earth with the authority to do God's will. There is a prophet who leads the Church through revelation, and his name is Thomas S. Monson. The Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible are scriptures written by ancient prophets and, as long as they are translated correctly, can help us on the path to happiness.

How I live my faith

I, by calling, am a leader in my age group at church. I am also a home teacher; once a month I visit the homes of two families with my companion (my father) to help with anything I can and share with them a gospel message. I have already begun to set my sights on college, my mission, and beyond by living my life worthily and keeping the standards my Heavenly Father expects me to uphold.