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Hi I'm Kurt

I'm a Canasian from Japanada, a Rocky Mountain Climber, Adventure enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised on the Beautiful portrait landscapes of prairies and Mountains in Southern Alberta I've always been one to appreciate the Beauty of Gods creations. I'm a third generation Japanese Canadian (well half Japanese, My mother is Caucasian) and very proud of both cultural backgrounds. I'm an uncle to 11 nieces and nephews and love them each dearly. It was my Mother who got me interested in mountains. She'd take me hiking, biking, horseback riding ect as our special time together. I continued in my youth to strive for higher peaks, and even lower lows as I became interested in another feature of mountain exploration, Caving. There is something special about being in nature, a peaceful feeling where one can meditate. I'm Serving a mission currently to help others come to know the Truths of the Gospel. When I return home I hope to go back to school, Get a job (firefighter or emergency services), Find a wife and start a family as soon as I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Faith, but my family is divided on the issue. My Mother is pioneer stock and my Father is of Japanese Buddhist decent, though currently practices no form of religion. Being the youngest in my family I observed as my older siblings choose to either remain in the Church or stray away. I noticed the difference in how those that were faithful had a different feeling about them which, for lack of a better term, just felt good. As I continued to go to church Growing up I was fostered by the care of the Men in the church, who taught me and encouraged me always to live righteously. I knew that they believed with all their heart in the message of the restored Gospel was true. It gave me strength to make it through those trying teenage years when there is so much opportunity to go astray to make the right choices. I learned through living the Gospel the blessings it brings. I've felt the love that my Father in Heaven has for me, as well as the Healing powers of Christs atonement firsthand. As I desired to share this knowledge and happiness with others I prepared myself to serve a mission. Since my call to serve would include parts of the "Bible Belt" I knew that I would have to learn my scriptures better. In my studies I was amazed at how the more in depth I went into the doctrine, the more clear it became. It all made sense, logically and spiritually. I learned to love the teachings of the Book of Mormon, as well as the Bible, the New Testament in particular. Christ and His great sacrifice for me became more clear and I became more dedicated to serving His cause. I can't place the exact moment that I knew without a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true, but I know that it came to me through a lifetime of living the doctrine, praying, studding, and feeling the presence of the Holy Ghost at those key times in my life when I needed the comfort.

How I live my faith

I do my best to try and read my scriptures daily. To pray not only at morning, night or before meals, but during the quiet moments of the day as well. I go about trying to do good. Working to lift others and make people smile. I try to correct the things that I do which are not in Harmony with Christs teachings. I also serve in the Church in my appointed callings. So far that has included being a leader of my peers in Youth Groups, on planning committees for camps and activities, a Sunday school instructor and many other smaller roles. Currently I am serving a mission and sharing the Gospel and my Testimony of it in the South/Eastern United States. I love to help people out however I can, be it raking leaves, chopping wood, moving furniture, as well as visiting people who are feeling blue and just need a warm smile and a hug. I've never been perfect at anything, including the Gospel, but I strive to be progressing in the right direction and have faith that God will help me overcome those challenges I can't do by myself.