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Hi I'm Curtis

I love my wife and four beautiful daughters. I love nature, I work as a botanist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah and Arizona. I now live in Alabama with my lovely wife and four beautiful daughters. I study plants and work as a botanist and herbarium curator. I love exploring the outdoors, observing nature and collecting plants and lichens. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, reading and swimming. I love eating whole foods, growing a garden, meditating and natural healing. I especially love being together with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have tried to follow the great example of my parents. My personal testimony of the gospel really began in my youth and continued to strengthen during my two-year service as a missionary to Pusan, South Korea. This Church has been and continues to be an anchor and guide for me throughout my life. Living the principles and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings personal joy and happiness in my life. I struggle with challenges and trials just like everyone else, but with the gospel I have an anchor and bigger perspective of what this life is all about. I am more aware of the blessings that I have been given.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. I strive to read the scriptures (the Bible and Book of Mormon) and pray everyday both individually and as a family. On Mondays, our family gathers for Family Home Evening, where we share scripture stories, sing songs, play games and have a treat. Every Sunday at church, I attend priesthood meeting, Sunday School and our main worship service called Sacrament Meeting. At this last meeting I renew my commitment to follow the Savior, Jesus Christ, by partaking of the ordinance of the sacrament (bread and water). We have no paid clergy or other positions in our church--we serve because we love, doing such things as; regularly visiting each other, assisting with missionary work, doing geneaology and family history work and organizing community service projects, among other activities. I believe that God lives and loves each of us. I believe Jesus Christ lives and died for my sins that I might live with Him again after this life.

Are Mormons Christians?

I am often asked this question where I live now and the simple answer is "Yes!" The official name of our church includes the name of Jesus Christ. But more personally, I know that the Lord Jesus Christ is my Savior, that He lives. It is only in and through His atonement and sacrifice that I can have any hope of returning to live with Him someday. Show more Show less