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Hi I'm Kyle

I've grew up in Spanish Fork, UT. I'm a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am quite passionate about many things, but my great love in life is music. I play various saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet, as well as ukulele and a little trumpet. I've been involved in various musical ensembles throughout high school, including marching band, concert and jazz bands, a district youth symphony, and even had a chance to play in the All Stars concert with the Utah Symphony. Besides music, I'm a bit of a farm boy. Since I was about 10 years old I've been lucky to be able to work for my grandpa on our family farm property. Through working for Grandpa I've been able to learn many skills and the value of hard work. On the farm our family keeps horses, and I've been able to work with and care for them so I've developed a love for horses and horsemanship. We also have plenty of toys like ATVs and snowmobiles, so I also have quite an interest in machines and the outdoors. Beyond that, I love to run, read, hike, bike, camp, rock climb, watch movies, play video games and travel. More recently I've been attending college at Utah Valley University, and I'm currently preparing to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? It's a question which I frequently, deeply, and seriously consider. I was born into an LDS family and was raised and taught in the LDS faith. As such I have always had a good knowledge of the gospel and the church. Even though the church has always been apart of my life I still sought a personal testimony and conversion. At some point in my life mom and dad wants and wishes about how I should live my life wasn't enough for me. I wanted to know for myself that it is true. As I studied the Book of Mormon I cannot say that I have had in one single instance an overwhelming witness that it is true. But I can say with surety that the Holy Spirit has testified to me of the it's truthfulness and that the gospel is true in so many small and simple ways. Conversion is truly a process, and we are given knowledge from the Spirit line upon line and precept upon precept. Through feelings of warmth and peace I have felt the Spirit witness to me of the truthfulness of the gospel as I have tried to come unto Christ. I have felt the peace the atonement of Jesus Christ can bring, which is a deep and soulful peace that no person or thing in this world has ever brought me. There are many things I don't understand, but I continue to strive to live the gospel and follow the Savior's example. I'm far from perfect, but I know that through Jesus Christ I can find refinement through the inevitable tests, trials, and difficulties that this life brings. Believing in God and living the gospel does not prevent bad things from happening, but it does bring a peace to the soul and a hope for eternal life and salvation.

How I live my faith

I am lucky to live in an area where the LDS church is quite prevalent. I attend church every Sunday and I absolutely love it. I've been assigned to teach a Sunday School class to youth around the ages of 16-17. Another assignment that I have and enjoy is home teaching. Home teaching is a great chance for me to strengthen and serve other families living in my neighborhood. Another way that I live my faith is by serving others. In my neighborhood there is an elderly woman who needs help maintaining her yard. For many years I've helped mow her lawn and weed her garden along with the other youth in my ward. There is also a couple living in my neighborhood and the husband has had his legs amputated because of complications surrounding his diabetes. The young men in my ward have been doing yard work for them for a couple of years now. Something else I've enjoyed doing is helping out the full-time missionaries in my area. Occasionally I've been able to go with them to help them teach lessons to those who are investigating our faith or are members but are less active. It has been amazing for me to see how the gospel can help people in their lives.