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Hi I'm Curt

I'm a teacher, I'm a bookworm, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Curt and I'm from Minnesota. I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education and am going on to serve a full-time mission at the end of this year! I love to read classic literature and watch Disney movies. I have an extremely loud laugh. I try to learn something new everyday and make those around me smile.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I wasn't raised in the Church, I have a strong testimony of my savior, Jesus Christ. While I was in high school I dabbled in all sorts of versions of Christianity, constantly seeking out answers to some of life's hardest questions. I wanted to know what the purpose of life was, what happens afterward, and what I could do to be the best person I could be. It wasn't until I was 19 that I picked up the Book of Mormon off of an old, dusty library shelf that I came to know absolute peace and virtue. I am Mormon because I have felt Heavenly Father's presence in my life. The peace I have received, and the soft gentle touch of the Spirit have been imprinted on my heart since the night I first prayed about the Book of Mormon. Everyday I am able to feel the Spirit when I pray or do something good, like a big blanket wrapped around me that soothes my body but sends a jolt of electricity to my inner-most core. I strive always to retain this wonderful feeling by working hard to become a better representative of Christ. I find comfort in knowing that I am a child of God, that he has sent living prophets in our day to guide and serve his children, and that Jesus Christ lives. I find comfort in knowing that my relationship with Heavenly Father is truly that of a father and a son. The blessings that I have been given have been too numerous to count, baptism was truly only the beginning of my journey, a journey which has brought me great happiness, hope, and compassion.

How I live my faith

I have served in the Church fulfilling a variety of different callings and tasks. But more importantly, I pray everyday and look for ways to serve those in need. There is no greater thing you can do in life then to help someone in need. Whether it be a shoulder to cry on, some friendly advice, or another pair of hands for heavy-lifting, I always try to do what I can for others.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Mormons are the only people that believe that families can be together forever! Generally, when you ask people if they believe that they will be reunited with their families in after death they will respond, "Of course!" However, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only Church that formally endorses such doctrine. In fact, the doctrines of every other church boldly state that families will dissipate in the afterlife. We believe that families can be eternal units via being "sealed" or wed together by the proper priesthood authoriy in Temples. It is with this authority that what is bound on earth shall be bound in heaven. It is with this authority that man and wife are married not for "until death do you part" but for "time and all eternity." Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly! Over the years the Bible has been translated, mistranslated, and interpreted many different ways. However, in order to ensure that the pureness of the Gospel would continue, and that mankind would not be lost to the many interpretations of man, the Lord gave us the Book of Mormon to act as a second witness to Jesus Christ and his simple Gospel. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both Holy Scriptures that testify of Christ in harmony! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The only way to find out for sure, for yourself, is to pray. Is not anyone's job to convince you or debate with you whether or not something so personal and spiritual is true. The only way you can know for yourself is to read the scriptures and seek revelation from Heavenly Father for yourself. Show more Show less