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Hi I'm Kyle Hackmeister

I returned from serving in the AMAZING Ghana Cape Coast Mission in August 2015. I love the Lord and His Church!

About Me

I loved serving the Ghanaian people during my mission, they taught me so much and I can never forget them and what they taught me. I am was humbled to be able to teach such a kind and loving people about the Savior Jesus Christ. I am now studying aviation at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. I love aviation! It's such an amazing feeling to be up there in the sky. I like being outdoors, canoeing, boating, skiing in the winter, all that stuff. I love my family, they are the most important people to me. I am thankful for them and the great examples they have set!

Why I am a Mormon

I cannot put into words the way I have been blessed by my Father in Heaven. I have seen so many times how He has guided my path. I know He is there. I know we are children of God. Knowing He is there and He loves us, His children, logic would lead us to conclude that He wants us to be happy. That is true. Happiness comes from keeping His commandments and doing all we can to please Him and ultimately return to Him. And THAT is why I am a Mormon. Because I have found out, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only place on the earth where the full knowledge of HOW we can return to His presence is found. His Priesthood power is in the Church, the ordinances necessary for Salvation are there, we have been given the Book of Mormon, which is a further testament as to the divinity of Christ the Lord and gives a strong account of His Gospel. I am a Mormon because I know that this is His church.

How I live my faith

Serving a mission in Ghana sure taught me a lot about how to LIVE your faith. The Ghanaian people are amazing, one thing I love is that they call everyone "brother" and "sister." Not only do they say it, the BELIEVE it! And how right they are! We are all brothers and sisters! Treating others with love is something that the Ghanaians taught me, they are kind, loving, and open to all around them. I am trying my best to emulate this, because in so doing, ultimately I am emulating the Savior. He is the perfect example of loving all unconditionally. Service also was something that the Ghanaians taught me. Some of my favorite moments as a missionary involved waking up at 6:30 on the dot and going to our bishops cocoa farm. We would walk into the thick forest for an hour until we reached the farm and then would spend the whole day laboriously harvesting cocoa or weeding with a machete. We would get back at 5-6 in the evening exhausted! But it was so fulfilling! The bishops wife would prepare us dinner unexpectedly all the time afterwords. No matter how much service we gave, Ghanaians always ended up serving us more. And again, what a prime example of the Savior, who taught that if the Son of Man came to serve and not to be served, how much more we ought to serve our brothers and sisters here! I try my best to give love and service to my fellowmen. And though I am so far from perfect, I love doing my best to be like my Savior, whom I love dearly.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kyle Hackmeister
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as long as it is translated correctly. It was written by His prophets of old and translated and compiled later by men. Through the scriptures we can learn of Gods plan for us and the love He has for us. We learn of His prophets and more importantly of His son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Kyle Hackmeister
God is our loving Heavenly Father who created this world for us! He is all knowing and all powerful and truly loves us more than we can even fathom. We were created in His image; through modern-day revelation given to the prophet Joseph Smith, we learn that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings but are one in purpose. We also learn that both the Father and the Son have physical, perfected, immortal bodies made of flesh and bone. The Father has blessed us through the Plan of Salvation so that we can live with Him again and be blessed beyond measure. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Kyle Hackmeister
It is amazing! Through our faith, we are taught of the love God has for us, and we learn of His plan He has prepared for us to return to live with Him. We set covenants with Him and are blessed in return. If we keep the commandments He has given us, we can be worthy to act in His name and also we can enter into His temple. Show more Show less