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Hi I'm Charlie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 59 years old, a husband, father and grandfather. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them. Through the years I've enjoyed a wide variety of sports. More recently my exercize centers around walking and gardening. I retired after a successful 29-year career, but after taking a couple of years off, I went back to work for a great small company to stretch my retirement dollars a bit. I work with wonderul people and I enjoy the break from the corporate rat race.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the church all my life. My testimony didn't come to me in any spectacular fashion or as a result of one single event. I think that from an early age, I just always believed the gospel was true. Throughout my life, I have tried to live the commandments and serve in the church. During that time I have been greatly blessed. I have done, seen and heard enough to the point that I now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the gospel is true. It is so comforting to me to know that we are led today by a living prophet, even Thomas S. Monson. He is the Lord's mouth piece today. This is no different than the people in ancient times with Noah and Moses. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I've read it and prayed about its truthfulness. I've applied its teachings in my life and I have been blessed for it. It is another witness that goes hand in hand to clarify the Bible and testify that Jesus is the Christ. Most especially, I am greatful for my testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that he lives. He is my Savior and Redeemer. Without His infinite sacrifice, because of mistakes I've made, I would be forever unworthy and unable to return to the presence of God, my Heavenly Father. This testimony that I have gives me strength and courage to press forward in life, striving to make righteous choices. It gives me hope and brings me much peace.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life I have many opportunities to serve in the church. With each calling, I've been blessed. I've learned new things, made new friends and have experienced the joy that comes from giving of yourself in the service of others. I've learned that it's not where you serve, but rather how you serve.