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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. I've always had a knack for science; as a four year old I wanted to be an eye doctor, and now that dream has evolved into neurology. 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. When I was five, my mom and then two year old sister were hit by a dump truck, an event that changed my life 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'm a Boy Scout, and at the moment I have only one more merit badge before I get my Eagle Scout Award, something I've been shooting for the entire time I've been a part of the scouting program.

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.