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Hi I'm Kevin Jurgensmeier

I'm from Rupert, Idaho. I am a basketball player. I love being active. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I come from a large family, five brothers and one sister, and I'm the youngest of the group. With five brothers, we were a pretty active family. It always seemed like something was going on whether it was sports or just trying to keep up with life. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. From a young age I started playing pretty much all sports, but I decided that I would focus on Basketball. Being 6'9" that definitely helped me make my decision. I was on severall AAU teams and had a lot of fun going to tournaments. Throughout all of my life I figured the next step for me after High School was College Basketball. I'm definitely keeping my options open, but I decided to attend BYU for a year just focusing on my education. My major is Exercise Science, and I plan on becoming an Ortheopidic Surgeon with an emphasis on sports injuries. I love every aspect of sports, and I can't think of a better job than to be helping injured athletes out every single day. For me, nothing gets better than spending time with those that I love. Whether that is family, friends, or just a stranger, you can always have a good time if you're with the right people. Some of my favorite people are my family. They have all had a huge impact on my life and have helped me become the person that I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for a lot of reasons, but I think most importantly I'm a Mormon because its truly what brings me happiness. I know without a doubt in my mind that I am a Son of God, that I have a Perfected Father in Heaven who loves me. As such, I know that our Father in Heaven has created a plan for us to return and live with Him again. This plan, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, is perfect, and as we live it, I know that we will not only find happiness in this life, but eternal joy in the life to come. I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the majority of my family are members. However, there was a time in my life where I wanted to know for myself if everything that I had been taught was true. At that time in my life I knew without a doubt in my mind that prayer was real. I knew that as I prayed, my Father in Heaven was truly listening. I knew this because I had prayed before and I felt something as I prayed. So with this knowledge I decided to ask God, My Father, if this truly was the Restored Gospel, the same exact organization that Jesus Christ once Established. I'm Mormon because I recieved an answer. I know without a doubt in my mind that today, just as in times of old, we have a Prophet to lead and guide us. I'm Mormon becuase I know that this Gospel is God's plan for us to return and live with Him and those we love for the eternities. I'm Mormon because this knowledge brings me peace, it brings me joy, and it brings me true happiness.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life, faith in our Savior Jesus Christ has always been important. I definitely know that when we have faith in Him, our lives are so much better. Its true, challenges do come, but with a true faith in Jesus Christ we recognize these challenges as what they are; opportunities to grow, opportunities to stretch. Throughout my life, things definitely have not been perfect, but I find that with a faith in Jesus Christ my worries disappear. I know without a doubt that my Father in Heaven has a perfect plan for me. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I wonder why things are happening the way that they are, but I know as I do my part, everything that happens is for my benefit. My faith in my Savior Jesus Christ and in my Father in Heaven help me to trust them, to rely fully on them, and to know that the path I am walking is a path that will lead me back to where I need to be, in our Heavenly Father's Kingdom. I have learned throughout my life that faith can never be stagnant. Either our faith is increasing, or it is diminishing. I have always wondered the best way to make sure my faith is always increasing, and it seems to me as we do the small and simple things, we have nothing to worry about. I know that there is a power in constant prayer, there is a power in reading the scriptures daily, and there is a power in attending church weekly. As these things have become a priority in my life, my faith has guided me through even the toughest of situations.