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Hi I'm Curtis Smith

I teach high school math and love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am 49 years old and married with five children. I teach high school math and coach middle school girls basketball. Basketball is probably my passion and I love March Madness and the NBA finals as well as the high school boys and girls state championships. I like watching and playing most sports although as I age, I play less than I watch. I still play on a teacher's intramural basketball team which plays games against the students. I am also the scout master for our troop. We currently have 9 boys in the troop who range from Life rank to Scout rank. We look forward to doing some camping this summer. I enjoy doing things with my wife and we enjoy attending the events of our three daughters who still live at home. They are involved in many school activites including show choir, tennis and the school plays. I also have two adult children a daughter who just graduated from BYU and a son who just returned from a mission to Uruguay. I was raised in an LDS home in Illinois and have three sisters and two brothers. I enjoyed my childhood and appreciate the things that I was taught by my parents I served a mission in the Venezuela, Maracaibo Mission from 1980 - 1982. I returned home and earned an Associaties Degree at the College of Lake County, where my dad taught and coached for many years. I then went to BYU where I earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and it was there that I met my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, when I was 18, I decided that I needed to learn for myself that this was the Lord's church here on the earth. So after much prayer and study, the Lord revealed the truth to me through the Holy Ghost. I also have a testimony that President Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet and that he will guide us in the way of truth and righteousness that will allow us to receive salvation. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the Priesthood authority to perform the ordinances necessary for salvation. Finally, I don't think that there is anything that is taught in the church that would be wrong, bad or contrary to Christ's teachings. Everything that is taught is good and wholesome. If you live the principles of the gospel, your life will be happy, you will have peace, and because you have the Spirit in your lives you will have the ability to solve and overcome all of your problems and challenges. 

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by living the principles of the gospel. I live the commandments and try to live the golden rule. I attend church each Sunday to partake of the sacrament and renew my covenants with him. I fulfill my responsibilities in my calling and try to be a good home teacher. I am willing to talk to others about the church and to help others in need. I donate financially to the church as well as to organizations in the community such as the United Way. I have helped with boy scouts, volunteered as a cooch in soccer, baseball, and basketball. I try to live the two great commandments Love the Lord with all your might, mind and strength and Love thy neighbor as thyself.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Curtis Smith
 No, they believe that he was a prophet of God like Noah, Moses and others Show more Show less