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Hi I'm Chuck Whittington

I grew up in Montana. I am an Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father, engineer who enjoys do-it-yourself projects, gardening, golf, tennis and being with my family. I grew up in Montana, but now live in the Chicago area. 

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up, I did not go to any church and did not live a religious life in any way. I had wonderful parents who taught me to be kind, work hard and do the right thing, but we did not talk about God. However, there were times I wondered if there was more to life than what I knew at that time. It was actually painful for me to think about spiritual things because I had no answers and I was left frustrated. So, I pushed those thoughts out of my mind. After I graduated from college and was working far from the home I grew up in and now on my own, those spiritual thoughts started to come back. I went through a particularly difficult time and was finally open to really find the "more" I had wondered about when I was younger. At this time I met a wonderful young lady who introduced me to the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This began an amazing time of learning about God and my purpose here on earth. The amazing thing is that as they taught me, it just made sense and I was excited to learn more. However, I hit a bit of a wall and did not know if I could accept there being prophets on the earth today. At this time I listened to a talk by a past church leader, Hugh B. Brown, entitled Profile of a Prophet. As I was listening, the Holy Spirit was present in such a physical way that I could not deny the truth of what I was hearing and by extension the truth of all that I had learned. That has been over 20 years ago and the many experiences I've had since that time have only confirmed I made the correct choice. Things have not been perfect, but I am as happy as I've ever been. I love the Savior and marvel at all that he has done and continues to do for his children. BTW - that wonderful lady I met became my wife.

How I live my faith

I love going to church every Sunday as it strengthens and lifts me. I love the other members I have the great opportunity to be with. The church fills much of my spare time as there are always activities for either my wife and I or our kids. I sometimes teach a group of men in our priesthood class and love to study and learn more as I do. I've had the opportunity to work with the youth in Scouting and sports. Through the church, I have grown and developed so much. I am a better person for what I've done and love being a member of the church.