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Hi I'm Curtis

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from college, I love teaching teenagers, I am figure out my life one day at a time, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong belief in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. I know that it is through Him that we all can find true happiness in this life. The teachings found in the Book of Mormon have helped me better understand my relationship with Jesus Christ. Indeed, I can say that it is because of the Book of Mormon that I have come to accept Christ as my Savior and have tried to pattern my life after Him.

How I live my faith

My friends and I use to sing at a local rest home every Sunday after our church meetings. It was a lot of fun hearing the stories these wonderful people had about their lives, and it was equally enjoyable bringing a little light into their lives as we sang them songs from our church hymnal. Since then, my friends have all left to serve as missionaries for our church. I served as a missionary a few years ago in North Carolina, and it has been exciting to see my friends go all over the US and across the world to places to share what they believe. Missionary work and serving others are some of the best way that I live my faith. I also have a great appreciation for teenagers and have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of youth from ages 14-18. I believe the youth are the future and as such, I have made it my goal to help them as they strive to come unto the Savior. I believe that teens can be a powerful influence for good in society today. I feel my faith is best shown when I get the opportunity to teach youth the gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage them to serve others.

Are Mormons Christians?

Curtis
One of my favorite scripture passages are found in Philippines 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I feel like this scripture expresses everything Mormons feel about the Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light. Because of Him, we can overcome sin, which separates us from God, and be forgiven of all our mistakes. The Book of Mormon also helps us understand Jesus Christ's role as our Savior. In the Book of Mormon we are taught that there is no other name whereby we can be saved but through Christ. Further, we are taught to talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, and preach of Christ--He should be the center of our lives, and we should pattern our lives after His. As a Mormon, I am honored to say that I love Jesus Christ, and have come to accept Him as my personal Savior. Those who come unto Him can find the same joy and happiness I have found through His loving kindness. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Curtis
The Mormon Hymn, "Lord I Would Follow Thee" expresses our commitment to serving others. One of the verses says: "Savior may I love my brother, as I know thou lovest me. Find in thee my strength my beacon, for thy servant I would be. Savior may I love my brother Lord I would follow thee." When Jesus Christ commanded us to love our neighbor as ourselves, He was talking about everyone we come in contact with, not just those with similar beliefs, lifestyles, skin color, or religious views. In helping everyone we see, we recommit to follow Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate example of service. As an example from my own life, I remember times when a group of youth and I would sing at a rest home every Sunday. We did not limit our visits to just those who were Mormon. Rather, we sang and visited everyone in the rest home. I remember one resident, an elderly Catholic lady, who loved our visits. Though we were of differing faiths, we loved this wonderful woman and wanted to brighten her day by sharing our belief of Jesus Christ with her. After our visits, she would say a quick prayer in our behalf. We were touched by her kindness. It is my belief that through serving others, people of all religions can unite in what the Apostle Paul called a "unity of faith." Perhaps service is best defined not by WHO we serve or HOW we serve, but rather WHY we serve. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Curtis
I know the Mormon Church is true. I haven't had a great miracle occur or some amazing heavenly manifestation. I know simply because I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. The wonderful thing about the Book of Mormon is that if we really want to know of its truthfulness, we can study its words, live by its teachings, and then ask God if it a true book of scripture. I did this. I studied the Book of Mormon, tried to incorporate its teachings in my life, and then I asked God through prayer if it was true. The Book of Mormon brought a peace into my life that I was missing. It replaced doubt with faith in Jesus Christ. It gave me direction in my life and helped me understand my purpose in life. This was my answer. I came to know the Book of Mormon was true because of how it changed my life and brought me closer to God. Show more Show less