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Hi I'm Carl

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a wonderful wife and father to 4 great kids. I am a physical therapist and like to say that I am a fourth generation cattle rancher. Do to my families’ strong ties to ranching and the development of the land here in Arizona I have a rich family heritage in Eastern Arizona. Things that I enjoy doing are spending time with my family. We enjoy camping, biking, hiking, and playing at the lake. I am also someone that needs a little quiet time for myself on a daily basis. I get up early to read, reflect, and think up what my wife terms, “my crazy ideas”. One thing that is frequently on my mind is how I balance my family, work, civic, and church responsibilities. I want to accomplish the most possible but do not want to neglect something that I will regret later down the road.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). When I turned 19 I knew that it was an expectation that I serve a mission, young men and women are asked to spend two years telling others about Jesus Christ. It is a large investment of time and money of an individual and I started wondering at that time if the church was worth that much to me. I started living my life according to the church standards which is what my parents and church leaders had been asking me to do for years. I noticed changes in my life, I felt better about myself, and felt the need to make more changes in my life. These changes brought me closer to my Heavenly Father. Most importantly I noted that as I made changes I had a feeling of peace that grew stronger. I cannot describe it, but it was like a magnet drawing me to those things that I needed to do. I felt it was the Holy Ghost helping me change my life. This experience occurred over a matter of months and it changed me to such an extent that I wanted others to be able to change their lives also and find that same peace that I had found. I know life is not easy, but I know that if we are obedient to Gods commandments and live our life following the example of Jesus Christ that we will be blessed.

How I live my faith

I feel that living my religion is daily spending time studying scriptures (Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, and talks from church leaders), praying, and going to church weekly. I want my children to know of Jesus Christ. My wife and I help to promote this by studying scripture and praying as a family. I strive to live the teaching that I tell my children about and try to remember that I live them even when my kids aren’t watching me. Living my faith means looking for those around me that need help. Like helping a friend move his furniture from one house to another, helping someone get firewood for the winter, or help an elderly individual that need assistance fixing the shingles that have flown off their roof during the spring winds in Arizona. Most importantly living my faith is being willing to be honest with myself and making changes in my life when I know that I need to improve aspect of my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect, I know I am not, but I want to live as closely as I can to Christ example.