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Hi I'm Curtis

I'm a Mormon. I've been involved with Scouting my whole life. Mormons make good Scouts.

About Me

I'm a happily married Grandpa, living in the state of Nevada, USA. I love the fact that I can be in the woods in less than 20 minutes from my home. My wife laughs and says that we're four hours from anywhere she wants to be. She loves teaching high school drama while I enjoy my retirement.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with a testimony of Jesus Christ. Somehow, something was lacking. After reading in the New Testament, I had questions. "What about someone in Africa or China or lived a thousand years ago without a chance to hear of Jesus Christ? What about them?" No one seemed to have an answer until I met the missionaries. I joined the Church in the state of Maryland, USA while serving as a young Lieutenant in the US Army. I wanted God to have a place in my marriage. I was interested in various religions and invited the missionaries to teach me about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They provided answers to my questions in terms that I could understand. They taught me to pray and to realize that I could get answers to my prayers. I didn't have to rely upon someone else to make a connection with God. Sometimes, I'd ask a question and they'd say, "We don't know the answer to that question. We know there is an answer. May we return with the answer?" I liked their truthfulness. They taught me that work is done for the dead in the temples. That means that those who didn't get the chance to learn of Jesus Christ will be given the chance to learn about him. Baptisms for the dead give them the chance they didn't get in mortality. I knew God was fair; this explained how he makes it fair. One evening, they gave a lesson and there was such a good feeling in the room. They prayed and left. I stood with my hand on the doorknob of our apartment, listening to their footsteps echoing down the hall and realized that the good feeling went right out the door with them. I thought to myself, "I don't know what that was, but I want it for myself." That was the first time I ever experienced the influence of the Holy Ghost. I studied the Gospel for six months. I didn't want to join until I knew it was true and that I could keep the commitments made at baptism. They came by one night with a question, "Brother Tucker, would you like to be baptized this Saturday or the following?" I thought for a minute and realized that I was ready. That was in May 1971. I've learned a lot since then...

How I live my faith

I believe that the Lord calls members of the Church to serve others. I've been given many opportunities for service through my life. I've been blessed with increased knowledge and understanding through each position. I've found many opportunities to serve others within my community, not just the members of the Church. Some of the greatest satisfaction has resulted from seeing young men grow to be good men through participation in the Boy Scouts of America and Priesthood service. I'm still learning...