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Hi I'm Mark Lyons

I grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah. I went to BYU. I am currently on Mission in Kenya. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports. I love to run, and work hard. My favorite subject is math. I love nature and being outside in nature. I love doing service and helping out with special needs people. I have always had a desire to learn a foreign language, and serving in Kenya has made this dream be fulfilled, as I can now converse in Kiswahili. Living in a foreign country was a real struggle at first, but I've learned that as I rely upon the Lord, and do His will, He enables me to do all things. I am really enjoying my stay here in Kenya, as I serve my Maker.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I can be at peace being a mormon. I was raised in the gospel so that helps me be a mormon, but the reason I have stayed one, is because I know this is what my Heavenly Father wants me to be. I never truly understood what it meant to be a Mormon until I came to Kenya to serve as a missionary. I went from a "Mormon Community" to a 3rd world country were the Church is very small and often mis-understood. My Mormon upbringing helped me stay clean from the sins of the world, and coming to Kenya really helped me see the contrast between what we are taught to do as a Mormon, and what the world teaches everyone else. Here in Kenya the Church is persecuted, and many people have false understandings about us. I have learned to love and appreciate being persecuted, for I am persecuted just as my Saviour was persecuted in His earthly ministry.

How I live my faith

I participate in my community by going to church and helping out as much as possible. I help run a group of young single adults, and help them do their responsibilities. I also have the opportunity to go visit people in my ward and help them with things they need. As a missionary my responsibility is to invite others to come unto Christ, by helping them to understand how they can simple, pure Gospel of Jesus Christ.