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Hi I'm Carl Evan Mortensen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm 61 years old and I live in Texas. I'm a rancher and I sell real estate. I have a beautiful wife, seven children and 24 grandchildren. Most days I spend taking care of my cows and seeing about my real estate interests. Usually some of my grandchildren are with me and help me feed or doctor the cows.

Why I am a Mormon

 I'm a fifth generation Mormon. My people came from Denmark in 1856 and were part of the Willie Handcart Company. My personal conversion has been small steps over my entire life. Line upon line. I've learned who I am, A child of Heavenly Parents, and that I have the potential to be like them. I love my friend The Holy Ghost, who teaches me, encourages me, protects me and prompts me. I have a great passion to be a good husband and father and grandfather. I am learning from the scriptures the thing that my Savior, Jesus Christ, wants me to know. He is my redeemer, example and hero. 

How I live my faith

 I've learned over my lifetime that the Lord needs to be able to trust me, so being honest, working hard and becoming a man of integrity, are the things that I try to improve upon. I start out each day by reading at least a chapter from The Book of Mormon. Some days I read more, but beginning the day with prayer and the teachings in the Book of Mormon has brought peace to my life. My wife and I work in the temple every Thursday and we try to fulfill our other church callings