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Hi I'm Knut

I grew up in Norway. I like music, football and knitting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Norway, what a wonderful country. I have a lovely family, a mum, dad, two older brothers and a younger sister. I'm currently living in England as I'm a volunteer for my church. I love it, it is marvelous being able to get to know and speak to so many different people, and indeed England is a multicultural country. As a child I had loads of fun with my family, and always had a special interest for music. Up until I was around 13 years old I was boy soprano, and would sing in choirs and in other arrangements. As I was being classically trained as a singer and learned to play the piano, I also enjoyed singing in a rock band with my good friends from my neighborhood. Music is still a big part of my life, and I'm planning to go to university to become a music teacher. I also love any kind of sport and physical exercise I get involved in (although I've always been struggling with basketball). I like doing creative things, but my perfectionism often tries to challenge it. Creating new things which are from every angle perfect is hard, or rather impossible. So I'm always looking for a balance. I'm analytic by nature, which makes life challenging, but rich. I love life, my friends, family, instruments, mountains, calendar, knitting pins and football are some of the most important things for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I've found a deeper understanding about life. I've been able to understand what true love, peace and joy is. It's so easy in this world to get distracted with all the things that makes you happy for a time only. The gospel has given me a greater sense of belonging. My parents joined the church in their late 20's, so I was raised up in the church. As a child, as I saw other homes in chaos and with a lack of understanding between family members, I was grateful for the trust I had with my family. But my conviction, or faith, that these things are true, has grown a lot over the past few years. When I was around 17 years I started to question whether this really was the truth or not. Through prayers, personal communication with God, and scripture study, I was reassured that it was. Since then I've had it confirmed to me many times. The happiness and peace I've felt as I've made changes and tried to follow Jesus Christ more in my life has been remarkable. I know through my own personal experiences that there is nothing that can replace this.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm volunteering full time for the church, and that gives me a wonderful opportunity to share with others what's helped me in my life. I try to talk to people wherever I go, although I consider myself a private person. It helps me to get out of my shell. Although I'm not perfect, I try to be an example for others by following the standards, which standards I'm very grateful for. I pray daily and try to be accountable for the Lord for my doings. That way my life won't be based on coincidences, but I'll be able to grow, whether things are going my way or not. The scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, give me a perspective of who I am and who I have potential to become. The Sunday meetings for church helps me to rest my heart and thoughts, and recommit to be a better person.