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Hi I'm Curt

I've lived all over Canada and traveled through much of the United States. I love hockey and history. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I loved growing up in Southern Ontario around all my extended family. I developed great friendships at and early age and I've been blessed to maintain those friendships today. After serving a mission in Washington, I went to university in Ottawa then later in Lethbridge. After school, I fulfilled my lifelong dream and became a hockey play-by-play announcer. Now I work for the Government, serve in the Bishopric at church and enjoy my wife and two children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, along with all my extended family. However, I developed my own testimony when I was 18 and really do believe this is the true church of Jesus Christ. Like everyone else who has joined this church, I had to read the Book of Mormon and pray to our Heavenly Father, asking him if it's true. The Spirit of God testified to me it is. You can read lots of other material about the church, but I recommend reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. I know that God lives and we are all his children, created in His image. I believe He has blessed us with a real prophet on Earth today because that's how God has always spoken to His children. Having a prophet means a lot to me because he's the man getting revelation from God, so if the prophet is saying something, you know it's coming from Heavenly Father and that gives me a great deal of confidence moving into the future.

How I live my faith

I cherish my time as a full-time missionary and have tried to continue that work today. I spend time with the missionaries each week, helping them teach others trying to learn about the Gospel. Nothing compares to teaching someone about the Church and helping them feel and recognize the Holy Ghost. I've found the best way to feel good is simply read my scriptures everyday and pray everyday with my family. Having a desire to follow the example of Jesus Christ has provided me with many opportunities to help others, sometimes in very simple and small ways, but I appreciate these experiences each time.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Curt
Absolutely! God has always spoken to His Prophets, it's the way he communicates to His children. Just as Heavenly Father informed Noah to warn the people to repent or a flood would occur, modern day prophets have been informed by God to warn people today about debt, addictions and family unity. Thomas Monson is a real prophet today and God has told us (through prophets) that if we listen to the prophets, we'll be ok. I really believe this and make it a priority to listen to our prophet whenever he speaks. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Curt
When my Grandmother passed away, we were all sad, but none more than her husband of close to 60 years. However, despite the loss, he knew - we all knew - they would be together again someday and when that reunion occurred, it would be the last time they would ever be separated. I can't imagine how empty it would be to loose my wife, children, parents, siblings and others and think I'd never see them again. Pondering it I can empathize with those who fall into despair after the death of a loved one because they don't know the loss is only temporary. I know families can be together forever and because of this confidence, I have absolute faith I will see my Grandmother again. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Curt
Tithes pay for the construction and maintenance of churches and temples. They help missionaries go on missions who can't afford it themselves but want to serve. One of the greatest pieces of being a member of this church is serving in it. Everybody who goes to church helps one another out. Some teach Sunday School, some do record keeping, some clean the building, other co-ordinate community service projects but it's all volunteer. No money from tithing goes to the members. It doesn't buy anyone cars or other gifts either. I've been blessed to serve in many areas of the church and it's all about helping others and helping them feel good. It's not about getting paid for doing a job. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Curt
This a subject I've thought about a lot because I have strong feelings about it. After years of reading some research and some opinion, the best advice I can offer are the words from our prophets. Homosexuality is a sin if the individual yields to the temptation to act upon it. Temptations are the lure of sin and we all fall prey to sin. Although some temptations are more attractive to some than others, it's important to avoid all sin like you would the plague. Sin can be addictive and these addictions can be powerful and difficult to shake loose. I have dealt with addictions and it took years to remove myself from them. I still get the temptations to go back, but I've strengthened myself enough now to walk away from the past addiction and no longer yield to it. Prophets have said marriage is between a man and a woman, just like our first parents - Adam and Eve. Show more Show less