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Hi I'm Michael Kuhns

I live in Colorado, I'm a full-time husband, dad, student, and employee. I love the sound of laughing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father to 3 beautiful children, and husband to a darling wife. I am a full-time employee and a full-time student. I enjoy rock-climbing, biking, and would like to run a half-marathon in the future. My life is fulfilling, I am happy, and I have peace. That has not always been the case though. My parents divorced when I was in high school. Divorce affects everyone differently, but for me it was the beginning of about 10 years of poor and poorer choices. I enjoyed the party crowd, I had no use for school, church, or authority of any kind, and I did what I wanted to do. That lasted until a miraculous day in 2001 when God changed my life. I already had plenty of addictions and bad habits, but after my mother's unexpected death in 2000 I spiraled further downward. Drugs and alcohol were my constant companion to numb the emotions and confusion. I knew of no other way to cope. Slowly I started to contemplate the increasingly dire and destructive path I was following. It all came to a head one August afternoon in 2001. I arrived home from a full day's work feeling tired and depressed. I remember lying on the floor of my living room. I was overwhelmed to realize where I was at in my life and that I was sinking rather than progressing. Like most people, I imagined and desired to be successful in life, yet I was far from it. After a short time of depressing reflection I was suddenly wrapped in a feeling of joy, love, & belonging. (continue reading below)

Why I am a Mormon

(continued from above) Simultaneously I knew & saw in my mind’s eye that I had made the decision to come to earth. With that knowledge, I was sad again as I realized that I had messed up my life rather than accomplishing what I set out to do. I was then overcome with the desire/need to pray even though I'd never done so before in my life. I went to my room, knelt down & started to talk to God. I can't remember exactly what I said or how long I was there, but I know that I was in tears pleading for His help. I begged for forgiveness & another chance. Eventually I fell asleep. The next morning I arrived at work, not thinking much of the night before. Midway through the morning I realized that I was actually sober (not unheard of, but not the norm). However, at lunch when I reached in my pocket for my keys and felt the cigarettes in there I KNEW that something had happened the night before. It had been many years since I last drove to work without a smoke. It was such an amazing feeling to know that God had heard my prayer. I immediately took the pack of cigarettes, crushed the box & threw the entire box away. It's been over 10 years since that day & I've not had a single drink, cigarette or drug since. God heard me & fixed in a single night what I'd been wrecking for 10 years. I immediately went to my car and started to cry. I cried out my appreciation for what I knew was a life changing experience. This was just the beginning of my relationship with God. I started to pray multiple times each day. I knew God was real and answered my prayers. A few months after this experience I asked, “Where should I go to church?”. As I'd learned to do, I opened the Bible for my answer. I opened to Isaiah 29:11. As I read this scripture I had an overwhelming feeling come over me that the sealed book being spoken of was The Book of Mormon. Heavenly Father continues to answer each prayer I say, & I'm so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by kneeling and praying with my family and reading the scriptures with them. I have the opportunity each Sunday to teach the gospel to the students in my Sunday school class. I am grateful for the constant leadership of a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who teaches and guides us just as the prophets of old did.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Michael Kuhns
The Word of Wisdom is a spiritual law of health. Revealed by the Lord was a law to only put good things into our bodies healthy foods, and to keep harmful things away and out of our bodies. By following this law the Lord promised that protection, health and knowledge would come to those that followed it. Show more Show less