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Hi I'm Kurt

I'm a journalist, I'm a Colorado native, I love exploring the great outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student in college. I'm studying Communications with an emphasis in Journalism. I LOVE, absolutely LOOOOOVE sports. I'm working at my school's newspaper right now as the deputy editor. It's tons of fun, I couldn't ask for a better or more interesting In my free time (when I have any) I like to go out and enjoy the great outdoors: hiking, fishing, even just going for a nice run. But lately, I've been working so much, I haven't had NEARLY as much free time as I want! I have a pretty big family. I have five older siblings and two younger. It can be quite an exciting bunch sometimes!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, and my ancestry traces back clear to when the church was mostly in Nauvoo. But, I've still had to gain a testimony of my own. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time around the time I was 18. Over those months of reading it, I came across very strong opposition. It didn't help that I was also preparing to serve a mission. I knealt and prayed one night to discover for myself if the Book of Mormon is true. I didn't receive an answer. Angels didn't come down with trumpets a-blazing! Crazy, huh? And for two weeks, I prayed every night without any answer. My frustration turned to anger, and I knealt and prayed one night and said, "God, if this isn't right, what is?" And the spirit comforted me and told me that the Book of Mormon, and the church of which it is associated is true. I've found that the comfort that comes from the Book of Mormon is incomparable. It is, without a doubt, the word of God, just like the Bible.

How I live my faith

About two years ago, I returned from my mission in Seattle, WA. It was the most amazing experience of my life, without a doubt! I met so many people, served so many people, and WAS served by so many people. I learned so many lessons that will stick with me for life. Since then, I taught Sunday School while I was in college last year. And now, I handle the finances and records for my local congregation.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Kurt
It is so awesome to know that God is a loving God and he gives everyone a second chance. I don't think that a loving God would forbid the blessings of baptism to those who would willing receive it just because they lived in a part of the world or at a time where the gospel isn't available. Jesus Christ taught us that "except a man be born of the water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." God wants all of us to enter his kingdom, that's why we baptize for the dead. This way all can enter into God's kingdom. We offer a blessing to our deceased ancestors and they can choose to accept or reject this blessing. Show more Show less