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Hi I'm Kurt.

I'm a husband, student, and disciple of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying Accounting. I enjoy listening to music, playing the piano, singing, and spending time with my family. I was recently married. My wife is going to school and studying dietetics. Healthy food is growing on me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of my friends weren't. Growing up, I didn't always understand why I chose to live differently, but it was something I was taught and I followed it. In High School, I began to have my own experiences with the power of prayer, and with the peace that comes from reading God's Word, especially the Book of Mormon. That's when I began to know for myself that the way I was living was the way God wanted me to. As I would ask Him for help with decisions I had to make, I began to recognize His answers and learn the way He communicated with me. Understanding that has opened my life tremendously, as He can now lead me and help my family to be safe and happy. When I left home and went to college, my relationship with Heavenly Father grew much stronger. I sought His help with many life decisions, I began to be more confident in the answers I received and to live my life the way I felt I should. I prayed about serving a mission, and I felt His answer that that was what he wanted me to do. On my mission, experience after experience testified to me that all of this was true, and real. I have had so many experiences in my life when I have felt direction from Heavenly Father, when I have prayed for specific things and seen those prayers answered, when I have felt a joyful, burning feeling inside my heart when I've asked if this church was led by Jesus Christ. I cannot deny those experiences, and as I've followed them they've led me to more and more happiness.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ served others, and that is something important to me. Whenever I see a homeless person, I try to give them a dollar. I don't have very much money, but it's something that I can do. Whether they use the money for food or whether they waste it on something else, I know I've tried to help my Heavenly Father's children. He'll judge them on how they use that dollar--I don't need to. I always try to open doors for people or express gratitude when they do something nice for me. It's what Jesus Christ would do if he were here. I strive to have a good relationship with the Savior and with Heavenly Father. I read from the scriptures every day, and pray morning and night. I attend church meetings each Sunday, and I take notes and write down the feelings and promptings that I receive. Attending Sunday meetings really helps me to worship and to be the person that Jesus wants me to be. I attend the nearest temple as often as I can. It is a place that has a unique feeling, unlike anywhere else in the world. Inside, I feel completely at peace. I feel safe, out of Satan's power or influence. I love being there. Each temple really is a House of the Lord.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was actually written by many different people. Ancient prophets who lived in the Americas wrote down everything that happened to them and to their people. They wrote prophecies of Jesus Christ and what he would do for us. From 600 BC until 400 AD, their writings were passed down from one prophet to the next. In 400 AD, a prophet named Mormon read through all the writings and summarized them, including only the most important parts of their history. His son, Moroni, finished his work and buried the Book or Mormon to keep it safe. Joseph Smith was later led to the writings and was given power from God to translate them into English. Show more Show less