Hi I'm Carl
I was born in West Georgia. I am an officer in the U.S. Army. I am married 11 years, with five children. I'm a Mormon.
I've been in the military now for 11 years. I started out enlisted and became an NCO. I jumped out of airplanes my first tour and then rode around in Bradleys the second time. I deployed once while enlisted and then became an officer and deployed a second time. I am married almost 12 years with two boys and three girls. I enjoy spending time with my family and being active in my community and church. I like participating in sports and talking politics.
Why I am a Mormon
Even though I was born as a member, there comes a time in every members life where he or she has to determine whether or not it is all true or not. I guess that might be true with every faith. The Book of Mormon was key for me. When I read from it's pages, I feel the power of God with me...I cannot deny it. Once I knew it was the word of God, then Joseph Smith was a prophet because he translated it. If he was a prophet, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the Lords church and kingdom on earth. Amos 3:7 says that the Lord will not reveal anything except through his servants the prophets. As I continue my daily walk in the pursuit of truth I am continually reminded by the Spirit of the Lord that this is indeed His work.
How I live my faith
I have been in the military, off and on, for almost 16 years. It has been extremely difficult to be a good Christian in a military environment; not only at work but also being a good husband and father. The culture in the army puts a lot of pressure on individuals to conform, but it has proven to be a refiners fire for me and has caused me and my family to draw closer to one another as we draw closer unto Christ. Fellow members in our congregation have proven to be a strength to me and my family, especially since I have had to be deployed twice. My family was wrapped in the loving arms of fellow members where ever we have been stationed. The support has been miraculous. It is comforting to know I can count on members of the church everywhere.