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Hi I'm Kade

I grew up in Utah Valley, and I have recently been called to serve as a 2 year volunteer in Russia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports and to be outside. When I return from my mission, I will attend college with the intent to study something in the business, finance, or engineering worlds. In high school I played football, basketball, and track. I hope to return from my mission, get married, and be able to start a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Some may say that this is why I have been a member my whole life, and why I plan on continuing that path. However this is not true. From the time that I was little my parents made it very clear to me that they believed that this was God's church, but that I could not lean on their testimonies for very long. I needed to find out for myself. Members in our church are baptized when they are 8 years old. When I turned 7 I decided that it was time to find out for myself if the church was true, so that I would be prepared for baptism the following year. To do this I determined that I would read the Book of Mormon, an ancient book of scripture that regards people of ancient America and that testifies of Jesus Christ. Though I was young and did not understand all of it, I was able to understand a great majority of the words written by the many prophetic writers. When I go to about the middle section of the book, I came to what is known as the crowning event in the Book. Just as there was much destruction and darkness in the Holy Land following the death of Christ, there was also much destruction in the Americas. Following the three days of darkness which came as a symbol of the death of Christ, the people gathered to determine what they should do about the destruction of their home land. Though I was young, I could not deny the feelings of truth that I got as I read of the visitation of Christ as He appeared to these people in the form of a resurrected being. I cried as I imagined Christ visiting with the people and the miracle that He must have been to them. That is why I am a Mormon. At a young age I received a witness that this is indeed Christ's church. I knew it, and I continue to have it reaffirmed to me everyday as I ask Him what I can do to better serve Him. He lives, all glory to His name. I know it, I live it, I love it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. I am now an elder and soon I depart for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT. Just before my 18th birthday I received my Eagle Scout Award as well as my Duty to God award. Every week I attend Institute, which is a religious class focused on helping those in the class to become more like the Savior. Taking this class helps me to remember who I am, and that is a son of God. Knowing this helps me more clearly see my path in life, which is to act as a representative of God and Jesus Christ at all times, in all things, and in all places.