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Hi I'm Kurt Chambers

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married since 1977 to the most wonderful woman in the world. She is my companion and my friend. Together we have had six children. Two children passed away shortly after birth, one passed away recently at the age of 31, another has disabilities as a result of a pedestrian accident at the age of 4. We currently have three grandchildren and love them all dearly. We also love to spoil the grand children before returning them to mom and dad. I have completed three degrees (B.S., M.S. and M.A) and currently work as a faculty member at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. My hobbies are weekend getaways with my wife and bicycling. I used to run a lot but my knees don't agree with that form of exercise any more. I also served a mission for my church in the Georgia-South Carolina mission during the years 1974-1976. I spent the last year of the mission in the newly formed South Carolina, Columbia mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church during my teenage years. Originally, I attended the Methodist church. I took missionary lessons because my sister wanted someone to sit in with her while she had the missionaries lessons. What they had to say, was the first time that everything I had learned from the Methodist church made sense. As I continued to follow the principles of the gospel, my testimony of the restored gospel grew. As I served on a mission, I witnessed and participated in miracles of the spirit as those who were investigating the church began to feel the Holy Ghost in their lives. Hearts were softened, love increased, the spirit filled hearts with a conviction on the truthfulness of the gospel, sometimes in miraculous ways. When I married in the House of the Lord (the Salt Lake City Temple), the spirit entered my heart and witnessed to me that the decision I was making had his blessing as long as I followed the gospel and strive to keep the commandments and live a gospel centered life.

How I live my faith

I have served within the church in a variety of ways and continue to do so. I have served within a Bishopric, as an adult leader for men within the church, as a youth leader, as a dance instructor, in the nursery and as a teach within the Sunday school. My favorite service was in the nursery. The little children come into a new environment for the first time without their mom or dad. They are scared, however, when you hold them, put them on your lap and play with them, they begin to enjoy it. The next week they come in with a smile, anxious to participate. In time, they come in smiling and giving you hugs. It's the best place on earth to serve.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kurt Chambers
I served a mission in the Georgia-South Carolina area back in the mid 1970's. I learned to love the Old and New Testament of the the Bible. Yes, we believe in the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. We (as a church) believe in using the King James version of the Bible. We also believe the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price to be the word of God as well. We believe in continuing revelation. In Georgia and South Carolina while serving a mission, I found that I needed to use the Bible frequently because it was the scriptures most accepted and most common in that area of the country. I love the references to the Saviors life, his struggles, his teachings, the miracles and his ultimate sacrifice. These all contain key points of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less