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Hi I'm Kieran

I grew up on Disney films. I'm going to run the Disney Company one day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Management student at Brigham Young University in Provo. I love where I go to school, although I could do without the snow sometimes. My family is from the Bay Area in California and I love the Pacific ocean. I want to work in the entertainment industry, specifically working for Disney. I love puzzles, which is why I became a Marketing student. What better puzzles are there then people? I also love to travel. I've traveled through most every state west of the Mississippi, and lived in countries like Spain and Japan. I'm learning Italian at BYU, and will spend my last semester of my undergraduate coursework in Germany.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because for some reason it makes sense to me. I'm normally really cynical; I watch movies and wonder why the characters are making such obvious mistakes. But I've been blessed to be able to suppress my cynicism when it comes to the things of the church. There are a lot of things that hold people up from progressing in the Gospel. Doctrines currently taught, doctrines formerly taught, etc. But I have faith that everything will work out in the end.

How I live my faith

Since I left home to go to college many of my callings within the Church have been specifically working with the sacramental bread and water, and preparing for service each week. While I came home before my mission, I worked with the 14-15 year old boys in my ward. One of my responsibilities were to teach them each week. I saw it as practice for my mission, since the same gospel I'm teaching to investigators is the same gospel the saints learn in Church. Another way I live my faith is through my temple attendance. One of the greatest blessings I have is the ability to attend the temple as frequently as I can. Before I received my endowment I was limited in what I could do; now that I've gone to the temple for my own endowment, I look forward to being able to return to do further temple work. Temple for for my ancestors is probably the most rewarding experience I've had, save it be my two year mission in the Denver Colorado.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kieran
Young men in the church upon turning 18 (formerly 19) are given the opportunity to serve full-time missions. Though the church doesn't strictly make mission service compulsory for these young men, our prophets and leaders have given us countless counsel that this is an opportunity that will bless us immeasurably, and should be seen as an invitation from the Lord to do his work. Young women formerly could go if they were unwed beginning at 21, but were not given the same urgency to accept a call. Now that young women can enter mission service at age 19, many of them see it as an invitation from our leaders, and the Lord, to make missionary service a part of their growth in the church, though the Leadership still don't put as much pressure on young women as they do with young men. Show more Show less