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Hi I'm Kaden Larson

I'm a university student, I'm an aspiring pianist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a diverse and talented family. Both of my parents are converts to the Church. I enjoy reading, movies, skiing, swimming, hiking, and making music. And toast. I'm a music student at Brigham Young University in the piano-performance program. I also sing in the BYU Men's Chorus. Although the classical genre is the focus of my studies, I enjoy many other types of music and have played with several bands and other groups.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the church, I've had to discover for myself whether or not I believed its message. I've never been forced by my family to remain in the church. However, I've found out for myself that the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is absolutely true, and that the LDS church is Christ's own. I know that by the power of God, Joseph Smith was able to translate the Book of Mormon. That book is divinely inspired - there is no way Joseph Smith wrote it of his own accord. Its message is one of joy and salvation. I've seen many marvelous things in my life that testify that God lives and that He loves all of us. One personal example is that when I was young, I was diagnosed with a very severe case of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I do appreciate the miracle of modern medicine - but even more, I must acknowledge the miracles of faith and prayer. That disease could have left me without any significant use of my hands and feet. But instead, today I am completely mobile, and am a capable pianist. I know that without God's help, I would not be where I am today. God's power is real, and He blesses us as we exercise faith in Him and His Divine Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have found involvement within the church almost my whole life. I've had many leadership positions in the young men's organizations of the church and have taught a Sunday School class. I've also found involvement with the Boy Scouts of America through the church. Through the church I've found many opportunities to serve the people around me. Currently I'm living my faith by serving a two-year, full-time ecclesiastical mission for the Church. It is a wonderful blessing to share the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. By living the principles of this gospel and trying to improve and grow every day, I have discovered that faith is much more than a declaration of belief - it is a principle of action and of empowerment.