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Hi I'm Kyler Braathen

Born and raised in a loving and laughing family. Just got my mission call to Daejeon, Korea. And guess what! I'm a Mormon

About Me

I just graduated high school: a great four year of my life. I definitely tried to appreciate the good times by enjoying life with the people around me, especially with my family. We have always been close and they mean the world to me. As far as education goes, my last two years of high school I took classes at the community college and ended up also graduating with an AA degree in Science and Art with a background in Oceanology. I love sports: lacrosse, basketball, pickleball, football, volleyball. I recently discovered I like running after running 20 miles of a 200 mile relay race called Ragnar. I've been blessed to always lived in the Pacific Northwest. Hiking with friends, scuba diving with family, cliff jumping, boating, and spontaneous adventuring fill all my summer days. I also love to sing, dance, and play guitar and piano. I now am about to leave on a two-year mission to Daejeon, Korea.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and I have been so thankful for that. Being able to have a foundational understanding growing up, and growing my understanding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a huge blessing. However, there is a transition period when growing up in a church. I had to answer the question, "Am I doing this for me, or am I doing this for my parents?" For me, this was an easy question. I have always been able to recognize the joy this church brings me, and the peace and comfort I feel whenever I am reading the Book of Mormon and Bible, participating in church, and praying to my Father in heaven. Through my knowledge of this gospel, which is founded upon Christ, I know this is Christ's church. I have strengthened my relationship with my heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost as I have been a Mormon and lived as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a youth, I've always tried to help others around me come unto Christ. Whether they go to church already, or I know someone through school, I can always try to being someone closer to Him. I have done so through planning youth activities, visiting families in their homes, taking people sacrament, and by doing service. I've also had the opportunity to be a family history consultant and help others find ancestors and expand their family tree. However, the biggest way I live my faith is by trying to always be a true follower of Christ wherever I am. He died for me so I will live for Him.