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Hi I'm Charlie

I'm a tissue banking, break dancing, sushi loving, fitness interested husband & father to three beautiful daughters. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm 33 years old, and currently working for an organization that processes donor tissue for transplant. I feel fortunate that my employer is very purpose driven around honoring the gift of donation. It's gratifying to know that my daily work is part of something bigger than myself. I'm able to play a small part in bringing hope into the lives of both recipients and donor families; often during very difficult circumstances. I'm also a "retired" break dancer, and I still catch myself poppin' and wavin' in the mirror while I'm getting ready in the morning. I'm the lucky husband to a beautiful wife, and a proud father of three princesses. We often turn the music up and have jam sessions in our furniture free front room. Can life get better?

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Utah and in the Mormon faith my parents taught me all that they could. However, there was a time when I wasn't involved with the church. At one point in my early twenties I began to recognize a fairly consistent feeling of despair. It was then that I decided to gain a personal confirmation of what I had been taught for the majority of my life. I committed to study the Book of Mormon every day until I knew whether or not it truly was the Word of God. Three days into this commitment, as I was studying at a desk in my parents' home, I was somewhat surprised at the feeling of warmth that seemed to surround me. Almost immediately the feeling of hope filled my heart and I knew. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true, that the hope I felt was a direct result of my study of it, that it had literally drawn me closer to the source of all hope, the Savior Jesus Christ, and that he was aware of me. The world seemed different. This experience, and my continued study of both the Book of Mormon and the bible, led me back to the church, and I haven't looked back. I ended up serving a full time mission and I cannot describe the joy that I experienced while serving in this capacity. As I've continued to live the teachings of the church, and strive to follow the example of the Savior, it is that feeling of hope that has become consistent in my life. The Savior lives, this is his church, and he is aware of every one of his children.

How I live my faith

I feel my number one responsibility is to my family, and I strive to be the best provider and protector as possible. I'm also very fortunate to have the privilege of working closely with the full time missionaries serving in our congregation. Seeing lives transformed through the gospel of Jesus Christ is nothing short of miraculous. The Word of God truly heals the wounded soul. The one thing that I continue to learn over and over again is that our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ personally know each one of us. They are aware of our circumstances and want nothing more than for us to feel of their love.