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Hi I'm Carl

I'm a Mormon. My goal for this life is to take care of my family and see them unified forever. We believe in Christ.

About Me

By day, I am an insurance agent. My wife and I have been married since 1973 and now have 12 grandchildren and have great joy in watching them grow. We love our country, our family and our God and will do anything we can to promote goodness and honesty in our personal and business lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I received a witness of the truthfulness of this church and the gospel of Jesus Christ when I was about twelve years of age while attending a priesthood meeting. I remember the song we were singing and the feeling that filled my being as witnessed by the Holy Ghost. Little did I know how much that would mean to me in the next few years. Now, after serving a mission, becoming a father and a grandfather, my perspective has become even more refined and I want to be with my family for time and for all eternity more than ever.

How I live my faith

We try diligently to choose the right based on proven principles of the true gospel. As a leader in our ward, I get a chance to see the Christ-like actions of many who reach out diligently to touch lives of those who are coming unto Christ. It is humbling to see the time, effort and treasure that some willingly give just to help their brothers and sisters.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

I know that I, personally, need The Savior in my life. Unfortunately, I am one of those imperfect beings that did not go through life without shortcomings. I know that if I follow the principles of repentance and live the best life that I can, even that is not enough to close the gap. I need the Lord Jesus Christ to make up the difference. He promised to do so if I would follow him and when I compare the life I could have had through sin and the prospect of him forgiving me completely--I want the promise of forgiveness of sin. Once cleansed of my sins, I can plan on an eternity of whatever else God has in mind for me. I can only think it will be wonderful! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Our family loves the teachings of the Old and New Testaments. We love the prophecies and the doctrines of Christ taught therein. We don't understand how the Bible can be so clear to the understanding of truth and yet so many are still confused. If it takes a prophet of God to sort all of this out, then I want to hear him out. As a boy, I loved reading the stories of the Old Testament and I still do. They are meaningful to me as a father and a husband and I can learn much from those men of that day. The New Testament, too, is a treasure of goodness. When I think of Christ healing the sick and forgiving those who sincerely repented, it gives me hope that I, too, can be healed and be forgiven. What is greater than that? Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

It is a joyful way of life. My wife and I raised four wonderful children in the church and they are committed parents with stay-at-home mothers who love our beautiful grandchildren and are willing to do all they can to teach them the principles of a happy life. We are taught that our best success for happiness in marriage and family life is achieved by following these nine principles: faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work and wholesome recreational activities. When we follow these principles, we have harmony and if we do not we have to be honest enough to make the needed corrections. All families can benefit from these principles. We have a great family and we want to be together so it takes us all to commit to living the best way we can--and being a Mormon is the best way I know of. It also gives us the opportunity to serve others in the community with our time and with our means. By following the admonition to serve others and to work hard, it leaves little time for worldly distractions that destroy family and personal relationships. Show more Show less