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Hi I'm Chuck

I grew up in Las Vegas Nevada, Served as a missionary in Alaska. I am currently a husband, father, Dentist, and I'am a Mormon

About Me

My father had three hobbies: fishing, gardening, and watching college football. Those hobbies have rubbed off on me. In addition, I like riding my bike and spending time with my family. I have been married for 24 years and have four enjoyable children. I have been involved in scouting as a leader and have been on not one but three 50 mile backpacking trips with the youth. I am a dentist by profession.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother use to take us the the baptist church when I was a little boy on Easter and Christmas. Later when I was about 10 years of age my father had a friend who was a Mormon. Through him, my dad agreed to let the missionaries come over to the house and teach him. They asked him to read the Book of Mormon and to pray about it's truthfulness. He received an answer to his prayer that the Book of Mormon was another testament of Jesus Christ. Both he and my mother stopped there tobacco habit and occasional beer drinking and Joined the church. Then they had the missionaries teach me and my brother. After they were done teaching they asked if I wanted to be follow the saviors example and enter the waters of baptism. Being a little stinker that I was, I told them no. My mom gave me the evil eye at that moment and then I said O.K. I enjoyed all the many programs the church had for families and the youth of the church over the years. But it wasn't until I was almost 19 that I really began to search. Was this really the lords church built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone ? It was announced that the prophet of our church would pay a personal visit to the youth of our area. I thought that this would be my chance to hear and see first hand if he was truly a prophet. What I saw was a humble man. What I heard was the lords voice through his humble servant. I knew when I left that meeting that he was indeed a living prophet and that this is The lords church even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The teachings of this church encourages me to pattern my life after the Savior and his teaching. By no means am I perfect; but, I know the closer I pattern my lives after him the more joy and happiness i will have in this life and in the world to come.

How I live my faith

I attend church most every sunday. While there I renew covenants that were made at baptism by partaking of the emblems ( bread and water ) of the lords supper. This is also a time of self examination and spiritual renewal. Currently I teach a class of young children about the mission of Jesus Christ through the New testament. I also have a number of member families that I kind of watch after and make sure that they are doing O.K. at least once a month. At home we have family prayer on a regular basis and have family council and planning sessions. These are also teaching moments. Last week I went an picked pears at the churches welfare farm. The fruit that is picked is used to take care of the needy throughout the world. I also pay 10% of my income to help with the building and growth of the church. In addition we go without food for two meals or 24 hrs one sunday a month and donate the money that would have been spent to help the needy within our local congregation. our family tries to keep sunday as a special day for worship, rest, and building family relations. I am also a arrange baptismal ordinances at our local temple once a month. As a holder of the priesthood I give a priesthood blessing to members of my family when needed for comfort and healing. Personal scripture study and prayer are also areas of importance in living my faith.