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Hi I'm Charles

I come from Australia. Family is important to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father. My wife and children are very important to me. Quality time with family is something that I value almost as much as oxygen. I have worked for a major supermarket chain for almost nine years, but look forward to pursuing a career more closely related to my real interests and abilities. What are they? Even at 38, I'm not too sure. However, I remain as interested in figures and mathematical stuff as I was back in university, so perhaps something in the finance or accounting area.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't have a religious upbringing. Other than a couple of funerals, I don't recall going into any church between about four and sixteen years of age. Like everyone who has ever lived on Earth or will ever live on Earth, my siblings and I had the Light of Christ...that is, we knew right from wrong. During my teens I began to seek "something"...but I didn't know what. I went along to a couple of churches and various church activities and youth groups. As a nineteen year old I was introduced to the LDS Church. I learned of God's plan for his children. I listened. I learned. I prayed. I knew it was true. I know it is true. While I cannot prove it, I sincerely believe that I am a far better person now than I would have been if I had not become a member of the Church.

How I live my faith

All opportunities to serve in the Church are essentially voluntary. Whether someone is the Bishop or the greeter, they are called by the Lord. While I am free to accept or reject an assignment, I am very hesitant to reject any opportunity to serve. Over eighteen years of Church membership I have had opportunities to co-ordinate, teach or lead the children, the men, and Sunday School as well as handling some of the record keeping and administrative paperwork. I have also had the opportunity to travel on assignment to speak to other congregations. I currently manage the resources of our unit as the librarian along with assisting members of the Church and my local community as a Family History Consultant. Family History is another name for genealogy. Discovering my own ancestral roots and helping others do the same is very rewarding for me. Sundays are a special day for me and I strive to somewhat keep the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy. I am careful to ensure that my employer and managers know that my non-availability on Sundays is not negotiable.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Charles
You must be on time when you attend the Temple. Show more Show less