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Hi I'm Kurt

I am a father of 6. I've been happily married for 20 years. I'm a Registered Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 6 kids, I enjoy playing with them and being involved in their lives and activities as much as I can. I have been married for 20 years to a wonderful woman and enjoy spending as much time with her as I can also. I am a amateur salt water tropical aquarist. I enjoy home projects involving carpentry, plumbing, wood working. I am indirectly involved in the Boy Scout program for young boys of Cub Scouts through my wife who happens to be the Cubmaster for our local church congregation.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. I grew up in a home environment that included loving parents and peers that had similar values as I did. I pretty much grew up in a best case scenario to always be a member of the church for the rest of my life. I will continue to be a Mormon or a Latter-Day Saint (which nickname I prefer) for the rest of my life... but why? That is the same question I had for myself just when I was bout 17 years old. I was in the time of my life when so many decisions had to be made, I had to know who I was, what direction I was go in this life journey. I knew then that I would be expected to be a missionary at age 19 and go around telling everyone that I know the church is true, right? But could I do that? Did I know the church was true... for myself? After High School I spent the following year away from home, in a large city (I had gown up in a small town) and only got to see my parents and friends only every once in a while. I was able then to stand on my own, making decisions for my self and it was then I began to truly feel the strength of that I received from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The truth of the gospel became a light source that gided me through the difficulties I was experiencing. I knew at Heavenly Father existed and that he loved me. This knowledge moved me forward to put my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and from then the feelings of comfort, all of the teaching that I recieved as a youth continued to propel me on to the next, most important decision I has to make in my life, and that was to become a missionary. For me, it was automatic, Yes! I would go and serve the people of Ecuador and there I had a life transforming experience of preaching to gospel in a far away land for 2 years. It was truly an amazing experience. It is the cement foundation upon which I can attribute all of the sucesses in my life.

How I live my faith

I actively participate voluntarily in my local congregation or "ward" as it is called in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Ward Clerk. I assist the leader of the ward, called a Bishop, to manage records, materials and finances for the ward. I am directly involved with the group of the ward auxiliaries in the ward council, keeping minutes of meetings and providing informational data as needed to manage the affars for the ward. I also join in as needed for youth activities as I have a teenage daughter who is also in the leadership of the young women's group, I also have a son in Boy Scouts and a son involved in Cub Scouts. My wife happens to be the leader of the Cub Scout for our ward and therefore, I have the privilege of being "volunteered" for many activities... which I don't mind at all, I love working with the Cub Scouts. I know I "volunteered" her many times when I was a Cub Scout leader a few years back. I also have a few families in the ward I visit on a monthly basis in the hometeaching program. I get to visit them and deliver a gospel related message. I enjoy making sure they have have a connection with the ward especially as one of the sisters has recently had a surgery and needs assistance getting around some time.