About Me

I am Jeff Kuck and I am going to college at BYU. I just got back from serving a mission in Montana for my church. I am from Milton, GA. I love music, listening to it playing it whatever. I play 11 instruments, ukulele, baritone ukulele, guitar, charango, pan flute, euphonium, trumpet, tuba, trombone, piano, and harmonica. I enjoy all sports, but I love golf.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Goals: the way to eternal happiness!

Well I have started a study of the old testament and I am currently in Genesis. I love how goal oriented God is and how if we want to become like him we need to be as well. When God set up his plan he first set a goal. In Moses 1:39 we learn about this when he says "behold this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." He then devised a plan where this could come to pass. Namely the Plan of Salvation. Another instance in which we see the Maker's goal setting ability is in the Creation of the Earth. He had a goal that he through His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, would create an earth where His children could dwell. It is a necessary goal. He then every period for 6 creative periods takes a step towards the ultimate creation of the earth. Day 1: He creates day and night! Day 2: He divides the Heavens from the earth. Day 3: He separates the water and the dry land. He created plants and trees. Day 4: He allows the Sun, the moon, and the stars to be seen from the earth. He creates the rotation and revolution of the earth. Day 5: He creates the animals. Day 6: He creates MAN! And on Day 7 He rests from his labors. He accomplished his goals. And we can accomplish the goals we set if we take the steps that heavenly Father took. Take small steps that lead into accomplishing big goals. The Church is true!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered everything for us. Now he invites us and expects us to use his Atonement for the salvation of our souls. The Atonement is Christ's suffering, death, burial and resurrection which allows us to return to our Heavenly Father one day. We apply the Atonement into our lives by living the first principles and ordinances of the gospel which are Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Repentance, baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. Faith is believing and hoping in something you cannot see. For instance, I cannot see Jesus Christ! I know that he is there because I have studied the scriptures, prayed to know if he is there, and felt the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost. I testify that He lived, died and Lives again! It is one thing to believe in Christ, but do you believe him? You show that you believe Him through repentance. Christ himself said in the Doctrine and Covenants 58: 42, "Behold, he who has arepented of his bsins, the same is cforgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more." I know that this is true! We must repent, but we also be baptized before the full cleansing power of the Atonement can take full effect in our lives, both by water and by fire. The baptism of Water means baptism where you are fully immmersed in the water. The baptism of fire means the baptism of the holy ghost or receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. but in order to retain the effect of the Atonement we must endure through life's trials constantly repenting and reminding ourselves of Christ's Atonement and our commitment to Him. In this Christmas season we must remind ourselves of Him and why we celebrate his birth into the world. As President Monson, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, puts it, "There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. Let it be a time that lights the eyes of children and puts laughter on their lips. Let it be a time for lifting the lives of those who live in loneliness. Let it be a time for calling our families together, for feeling a closeness to those who are near to us and a closeness also to those who are absent." I stand as a witness of Him, even Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Go Tell it on a mountain.

There is an old hymn that I think captures my purpose as a missionary and also the message of Christmas.

here are the lyrics to the chorus.
Go tell it on the mountains,
Over the hills and everywhere,
Go tell it on the mountains,
That Jesus Christ was born.

I testify that Christ was born in Bethlehem. That he lived a perfect life. That he taught the truths taught in the restored gospel today. That he established a church based on authority, which church has been restored again today after centuries of darkness. That he suffered in Gethsemane and died on the cross. That he lives again. I know he is there for all of us when we need him the most. I love HIM! As His representative I leave you this testimony which I proclaim throughout the mountains and hills of Montana and Wyoming THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS BORN!!!!!