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Hi I'm Kyle

I live in California with my wife and Son. I run a small paper shredding company locally that I started in Collage.

About Me

I am in my mid 20's. I love spending time with my family, and anything to do with the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, riding motorcycles, playing sports, all of it. I live in a small town in northern California with my wife and our new baby boy. I recently graduated from collage with a bachelor’s degree business management and a minor in economics. I started a paper shredding company four years ago while in collage. I love the chance I have to apply what I have learned in school along with the chance to provide employment for myself and nine others in our community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was once an Agnostic. I thought religion was something people created to make them feel better about death. When I was 15 my neighbor and friend told me about his church. I was completely uninterested. Not only did I express my lack of interest, I also teased him about his Religion. Shortly after I felt so guilty I allowed the missionaries to teach me. I was equally harsh and unbelieving with them but something about what they were saying was interesting enough that I continued to meet with them. After a few lessons I recognized that there was a pleasant feeling in the room while the Missionaries taught. When they asked me to pray on my own I took it as an experiment similar to the one in Alma chapter 32 verses 26-28. I had an issue with the concept of prayer before. It seemed foolish to me to ask a God I did not believe in if he was there. On evening kneeled in my room and paid attention to how I felt as I prayed to know if the things the Missionaries were teaching were true. I noticed that while I prayed I had a feeling different from how I felt when I was not praying. I then paid closer attention and realized that the same feeling accompanied me when I read the scriptures, attended Church and met with the Missionaries. That was the beginning of my testimony. Since then I have had very specific answers from God testifying to me that this Church isn’t just a good church but his church, and that the Book of Mormon is indeed true.

How I live my faith

My community participation includes being a member of Rotary International, as well as being a regular blood donor. In church I currently have two responsibilities both of which are unpaid; first as a Seminary Teacher and second as a Home Teacher. As a Seminary Teacher I teach about a dozen High School kids from the scriptures each morning before school. During the school year I spend about 10 hours a week teaching and preparing lessons. I love teaching kids; many of the kids in the class I teach are the age I was when I first came to know this church was true. I feel that I can relate to them very well. As a home teacher I and one other brother in the church visit four families regularly. During these visits we teach them and learn of any needs they have that we can help with. I love that we are able to help those in our local area both spiritually and temporally. Another responsibility we all have that I find the most difficult is living a Christ like life. It is difficult to do the right thing in various situations. I find myself falling short often. We have a great example in our Savior and we have the tools we need to strive to be better. It is my goal to be a bit better each day; still the reality of things is that we are imperfect and it is ok when we make a mistake. This brings me great comfort.