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Hi I'm Kirt Christensen

I'm an Entrepreneur, Online Business Owner, World Traveller, Third-World Philanthropist... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I've been married to my wife Emily for nearly 20 years, and we have 3 kids. I've been a small business owner and entrepreneur my entire adult life. I'm addicted to good books and travel. At last count, I've read over 1,500 books that I can document, and travelled to 50 countries on 6 continents. I graduated from High School in Vernal, UT in 1991 and attended BYU in Provo, UT, finishing my degree in 1998. I grew up all over the Northwest USA, in places like Mink Creek, ID, Hayden Lake, ID, Albany, OR, and Vernal, UT.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a testimony that Jesus Christ lives and that He is our Savior. I know that following his eternal and exalted teachings will give us happiness in this life, and in the world to come. This simple truth, along with the other truths contained in the restored Gospel, like the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith, fill my life with purpose and meaning.

How I live my faith

I've been an active member my entire life, and I can't imagine struggling through this life without the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the direction, insight and happiness that it gives me. I served a 2 year mission to Costa Rica from 1992 to 1994, and have continued to serve in church callings ever since. Most of callings have been related to the Young Men's Program, working with our teenagers, ages 12 to 18. I've been an Elder's Quorum Instructor, Cubmaster, Twice a Counselor in in the Ward Young Men's Presidency, Twice a a Counselor in the Stake Young Men's Presidency, Twice as Young Men's President of our Ward, Bishopric Counselor, and most recently I've been called as Bishop of our Ward. As Bishop, I organize and administer our local programs. More importantly, I strive to be a minister and a counselor to those in needs, both physically in terms of finances and employment, but also spiritually as a guide and coach, always encouraging our members to follow the Gospel and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior. I act as the ecclesiastical leader of 398 church members, at last count! I hold priesthood keys to direct missionary work within my ward. My ward currently has 3 members serving around the world as full-time missionaries. My goal is to gather ward members and help them live happy and provident lives. I run a small non-profit philanthropic foundation that assists third world entrepreneurs to earn more, learn better business skills, and bless their families.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kirt Christensen
Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life. In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness. The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”). While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. Show more Show less