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Hi I'm Hugh of C1

I grew up in Cayce, South Carolina. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At the age of 19, I served a full-time mission in Spain, Barcelona. There I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and love many, many people mainly from the east coast of Spain. Returning from Spain I attended the University of South Carolina and shortly thereafter moved to Provo, UT to attend Brigham Young University. While attending BYU I met my beautiful wife Stephanie. I live in Gilbert Arizona. I have fantastic wife and four great children. My wife completely dedicates herself to service. My youngest son is 13 and loves Boy Scouts and camping. My daughter has a moral compass which she follows to the letter - what an example. My second son now 18 and has recently received his Eagle Scout award and graduated from High School. He is a great kid and causes us no concern or real worry. My oldest son is 21 and recently returned from serving a full-time mission in Seattle Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was raised on a small family farm in Jasper County, South Carolina. Her mother was introduced to the church by her husband in the 1930's. As a teenager she eventually made her way to Savannah, Georgia. While working as a candy girl in a very large theater she met my father. He was the manager at just17 years old. They started our family in Savannah where my dad joined the church. Shortly after moving to North Augusta I was born. I was blessed to be raised in a family which had already received and accepted the gospel. I had a great experience as a boy and teen participating in all of the programs the church had to offer. As I grew older I determined that my love of the church and family were not enough. I wanted to serve a mission but wanted to KNOW that what I was going to teach was indeed true. After reading the Book of Mormon, fasting and praying I received confirmation that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true and fully restored church of Christ on the earth today. As a member of the church I have been blessed to meet and be sealed to the most wonderful girl imaginable. With her as my companion I know that I and my family have the best opportunity to be together forever. Being together forever is our ultimate goal. We know that Heavenly Father organized the family unit and he wants to bless us with its continuation in the life to come. I have never wavered in my testimony and gain more spiritual strength each day, month, and year which I try to live as Christ did.

How I live my faith

In our church we have many programs which are designed to aid us all in every stage and aspect of our lives. At this time I am working in the Young Men's Program. This program is organized into three age groups 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18. The program uses Boy Scouts of America as the foundation for its teachings and activities. I work with the older group. This has been a great experience, as this is the very cross-road for these young men between youth and adulthood. The decisions they make at this stage in their life are crucial to their future. As these young men participate in activities which give them the opportunity to lead and serve they grow and learn the simple concept of selflessness. I have seen dozens of small and large amazing decisions and actions by these young men. Decisions which if looked upon from the outside would be considered unbelievable. Decisions which from the inside though expected are never trivialized. It is a great blessing to work with the very men who will lead our communities, businesses, and country in the not too distant future.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Hugh of C1
There are some faiths which feel as if they completely differ the Mormon Chuch on this topic. There arr others who feel that we somehow discount the gift of grace from our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ by teaching that are actions do have significance. It is my hope that we (all mankind) will be saved by grace after all we can do as we cannot save ourselves, we must and want to depend on the grace of God to fill in the many gaps where we fall short. Show more Show less