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Hi I'm Curtis

I travel a lot for work, but nothing makes me happier than coming home to my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an attorney in a large national litigation firm and I spend a lot of time traveling for work. When I am not traveling for work, my wife and I like to travel with our daughter, primarily to visit our extended family and friends. My wife and I were both in our thirties when we married, and we were both very established in our careers. After our marriage, we were told that we could not have children. Shortly thereafter, we were delighted to learn that we were expecting our first child. Our daughter is a delight. We also recently learned that we are expecting another child. We feel greatly blessed and have found greater fulfillment in being married and starting a family than we did progressing in our careers. Although we believe in hard work and recognize the necessity to work and earn a living, we learned that there is more to life than just work. We thoroughly enjoy being married and raising our family.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church provides me with a solid foundation that helps me in all aspects of my life and maintain a perspective of those things which are most important. My career demands a lot of time, but the things I have learned throughout my life helps ground me in reality and reminds me to make time for my family. The Church also provides me with opportunities to serve others in a variety of ways. Before I was married, I lived in different areas and with each move, I found an instant network of wonderful members of the Church who quickly became dear friends. Whether married or single, I never felt alone in this world because of the great people I've met through the Church. I've experienced these blessings because of my membership in the Church. However, the most important reason I am a Mormon is because I love the Savior, Jesus Christ. What I have learned about Jesus Christ encourages me to follow him. I know that there is no other way to find true happiness in this life and in the next life, but through him.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church has allowed me to focus on others rather than on my own wants and needs. I have found great joy and fulfillment in serving others. All of the service opportunities or assignments in the Church are unpaid. This has taught me how to help others without expecting anything in return and to love others the way Christ did. Each of us has different struggles in life, and I make efforts to reach out to others in very meaningful ways. For example, throughout the years, I've been assigned to visit various families each month. In this way, we have stewardship over others on a regular basis to ensure that someone is available to help as needs arise. Through this program I've been able to visit people in the hospital or in nursing homes or give other support to those in need. Some visits were anticipated and others were unexpected, but in each instance, I felt that I provided comfort to others the way Christ did, and I came to see others as Christ sees them. I don't think I would have had those opportunities had I not already developed a friendly relationship with those individuals. Other service opportunities have included teaching, assisting church leaders minister to members of our assigned congregation, and advising youth members.