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Hi I'm Kyle

I was born in San Diego, California. I was raised in Alabama. I just got married to a southern belle and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My mother joined the church when I was 4 or 5 years old. I was baptized at the age of eight and grew up loving the church. As a young child I was taught basic principles found in the scriptures. I grew up loving my Savior, Jesus Christ. I went through a period in my life where I was not always going to church and looking back I have been able to discover the difference in my life between activity in the gospel and inactivity. I recently got married to the love of my life and I also work two jobs: a fine dining restaurant at night and a remodeling company during the day with school squished inbetween. Life is busy for my wife and I but our burdens are made light throught the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I served a two year mission for the LDS church and felt my testimony grow in leaps and bounds. My love for my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ grew in leaps and bounds during my time serving. I saw the Good News of the Gospel light people's lives and change them for the better; however, I feel it is necessary to explain my testimony before my mission to truly appreciate my answer as to why I am a Mormon. Until I was seventeen I appreciated the LDS church and all it did for me in my life, especially my youth. The examples of those around me inspired me to be better. I never tested my faith. I never actually asked about truth until I was seventeen and heard a friend challenge a group of people to pray about the Book of Mormon. I realized upon hearing his challenge that I had not yet done so in my life and realized how crucial it was to discover, for myself, the truthfulness of the keystone of the LDS church. If the Book of Mormon was not true then the LDS church could not be. The very day I heard the challenge I prayed to know the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know if the LDS church was true and if Joseph Smith was a prophet like Moses of old. I have always believed in a higher power but I prayed to know more about my Savior and Heavenly Father. The answer came but not as a light or sound. I did not hear a voice but I felt a peace come over me, not immediately, but in the days following. I knew and not because of an epic experience but because I know the feelings of the Spirit. Just as I know that God loves me and Jesus Christ atoned for my sins I know the LDS church is the Lord's church and is true.

How I live my faith

I love the people that I go to church with. We try to do activities not only with each other but also with the community. Recently, a group of us organized an event where we watched college football and grilled out with about 40-50 people. It was a blast. We also do our best to serve the community. Many times a group of men from my church have participated in Eagle Scout projects as well as service to the elderly that are unable to do everyday activities like lawn care or tree trimming. On the unfortunate event of natural disasters we come together in ways I didn't think possibly in attempts to bring relief to those affected. Traveling to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina or Tuscaloosa after severe thunderstorms or tornadoes. We serve, we love, we worship.