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Hi I'm Carl Norman, III

I am Utahn by birth, Nebraskan by choice, Virginian by heart, a husband, a father, an attorney, and an educator. And I'm Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Layton, Utah. Growing up I was actively involved in the Boy Scouts, I made the rank of Eagle. I played several sports throughout high school. When I turned 19 I served a mission to Washington D.C. speaking Spanish. While on my mission I met my wife, a sister missionary from Mexico. After I was released from my mission I attended Weber State, where I studied Psychology and Spanish. During my Sophomore year my wife was released from her mission. After dating for three months and a three month engagement we were married in the Salt Lake Temple. I finished my studies at Weber State and then moved my family to Lincoln, Nebraska, where I attended law school. After graduating from law school in 2007, we moved to central Nebraska where I worked as a deputy county attorney prosecuting DUI"s. Eventually I left the county attorney's office and am currently employed as a high school Spanish teacher. My wife runs a daycare from our home. Together we have five children, the oldest is 8 and the youngest is 2.

Why I am a Mormon

The most obvious, and most simple, explanation is because my parents are Mormons. I was born in the Church and baptized at age 8. However, the reasons I have chosen to stay active in the Church are more complicated. I am active because Heavenly Father has told me through the Holy Ghost that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His true Church. As a missionary I had the opportunity of meeting individuals who attended many diverse religions. I learned, much like the LDS Church, nearly all of these religions taught truth while encouraging their members to become better people. Like most of the Mormons I know, most of these individuals had a strong love for their Savior and they strived to become more like him. However, what I came to know on my mission and what I believe even more strongly today is the distinguishing factor between those religions and the LDS Church is the Priesthood. I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been given the authority to act in Christ's name. I am a Mormon because I firmly believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church that possesses that authority to act in Christ's name.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to put Christ and his teachings first. I believe that to be a christian requires that I do everything in my power to live my life like He lived his.