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Hi I'm Charles L. (Chip) Barrett

And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Married thirty-years, three daughters (twins born the night of our first year annaversary), a son on a mission (till October 24, 2012), two son-in-laws, three grandchildren a maltese named Nephi and one old tomcat called Peco. I ride a Harley and drive an old F150. I'm a husband, a dad, partner in a family business and was a recreatonal pilot. I love camping and hiking. Blowing Rock is my favorite mountain town. I love my home town Daytona Beach. My wife and I volunteer in the Orlando Temple and it's the most rewarding work we've I've ever done outside the home.

Why I am a Mormon

The amazing perspective and doctrine to start with. After that the true plan of salvation as taught by the Savior and his prophets. The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone not just those at church. In the end, before I joined, I had to find out for myself and did as James directed: I knelt before God to ask if what I had learned was true. I was willing to give up all my vices, change course and endure what every came my way but I first I had to be certain. When I called home to let my family know I was looking into another church my mother said, "just don't tell me it's the Mormons". I had read, pondered and poured out my heart to know if this was the right decision. So much was riding on my decision. When I knelt down to ask the question I was interrupted before I could even finish. Right in the middle of asking if this was right... I heard five simple words "it's true, it's all true". That was the moment tears started to flow. I remember wondering why? Why am I crying? If feel incredible!! I couldn't speak. I couldn't tell if my knees were still on the ground. That day I was given a new heart and a clear path. Nothing else mattered. If no one else believed my experience it wouldn't have mattered. I knew God had heard and answered my question with an unshakable experience. I got up off my knees and was baptized - that was in September 1979.

How I live my faith

Be honest. Do my best. Love my family and serve my neighbor.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Charles L. (Chip) Barrett
We will be welcomed into the spirit world by our family and close friends and will remain there until the resurrection and final judgement. Show more Show less