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Hi I'm Kurt

My name is Kurt, I grew up playing 3 sports, I am marrying a national champion hip hop dancer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah in the same house my whole life. I've always loved living in Springville, and love everything about it. Some people don't like the so called "Utah County bubble" but it's absolutely a wonderful place to grow up and live in. I grew up playing baseball, basketball and football and played all 3 in high school. Baseball would have to be my strongest of the 3. When I was 18 I was faced with a decision to play college baseball or serve a mission. Luckily I made up my mind long before I was 18 and I chose to serve a mission, and I was called to serve in the Uruguay Montevideo West mission. I picked up soccer while I was there, also. When I got home I didn't play baseball, instead I'm going through school and I'm going to get married to a member of the BYU cougarettes, who are national champion hip hop dancers. I still play sports every chance I get and I couldn't be happier with my decision to serve the Lord instead of putting it off to play baseball. Although I do miss it, I know I've made the right decisions. My family has also started a wiffle ball league, called the WWWBA (World Wide Wiffle Ball Association) which also sponsors events such as La Copa Familiar (The Family Cup in spanish), International food night, and various wiffle ball events every year which usually take place in our grandmothers back yard. I'm also working as a recreation supervisor for Springville City. My name is Kurt, I love sports, I love my fiancee more, and I love the LDS church!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Basically I was mormon before I even knew it. I got baptized when I was 8 years old, and I did know that, I chose to do it. As I got into my teenage years I never strayed away from the church but I did have questions about it as the world began to influence my life in a much more serious way. I was a little confused at times and wondered if I was doing the right thing by being a member of the church. I could go look at other churches and religions, but rather than search for the truth somewhere else, I decided to ask God if I was already in the true church. I didn't get a response right away, but through time I came to realize that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the actual church that God himself has placed on the earth through his servants. I have no doubt in my mind that this is his true church, and the only true church on the earth today. I took this knowledge that I had gained on a mission in Uruguay where it was only confirmed to me even more so. Being from Utah and growing up in a town dominated by Mormons, I wasn't sure how I would react to a place where it's so much smaller. Through all the different people I talked to and all the different religions I was able to come in contact with, the only one that radiated the truth to me was the one I was preaching about. The one true church on God's earth is the mormon church. He has given us prophets and apostles today and they transmit to us his will and what we need to do to return to his presence. The Book of Mormon is absolutely true, if you don't believe me, read it, pray about it, and ask God himself if it's true. If it is true, this is his true church, just like the introduction of the book says. I've tried it, I know it, God has given me this knowledge and there is no way I can deny that.

How I live my faith

I currently go to a singles ward, which is a ward for single adults 18 and older. I won't be there much longer because I'm getting married but I am currently serving as a ward indexer, which is basically a person who indexes names of people from all of the world from old censuses or draft records or birth certificates. Most of these records come from around the 1800's. The main reason this is done is for family history purposes, which is awesome if you ask me. I hate missing church, I feel terrible afterwards. There's really no better feeling than being able to be there to take the sacrament and remember what Jesus Christ has done for us. The best part about going to church is the spirit that is felt there. But, there's a cliche phrase that explains going to church very well. You get what you give. Meaning, if you go to church expecting not to get anything out of it and you don't even try, chances are you won't get anything out of it. But if you try to follow the spirit, and try to understand the gospel more fully, chances are God will let you feel his spirit and confirm to you the truths of his church.