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Hi I'm Chuck

My daughter Susan went missing December 6, 2009, I have been doing everything I can to try and find her and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like almost anything, I play trumpet,french horn, guitar, bass guitar, and Indian flute. I have been a pilot and flight instructor for over 35 years. I have worked as an Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector, Air Traffic controller, a welder, and manufactured semi trailers. I have been a Scoutmaster, Cub Master, and many other Boy Scout positions, I like backpacking, tent camping, golf, tennis, sailing and the outdoors. I enjoy most types of music as long as it is melodic, and not vulgar. I recently had to retire as an Aviation Safety Inspector when my father died, and it was clear I needed to attend to my mother, wife and the search for my missing daughter. I am the father of 4 daughters, and have 9 grandchildren. I also enjoy being a DJ when I get the chance. I like to travel, meet new people, and learn new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I began my search for the true church in high school. I decided the true church had to be out there somewhere. I attended many different churches with friends during my search. When I attended a meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I noticed that many of the youth I knew and respected from school where members. These youth where good people, who where respectful of others, not into drugs, or violence, some where athletes, some not, but I considered all of the ones I recognized as trustworthy, quality people. I continued investigating and everything I learned felt right. Their meetings where different from the other churches I attended, and there seemed to be a lot more meetings then other churches but nothing strange or uncomfortable. I took the missionary discussions, prayed about them, read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and became a member. I have tried to obediently follow the teaching of the Church and be true to the commitment I made when I was baptized. My life has been blessed and I can't imagine what it would be without the guiding principals, and comfort the restored gospel gives me. I can not comprehend that a loving heavenly father would not provide a living prophet for his children in these perilous times, just as he did in the past for all who would listen.

How I live my faith

I attend every meeting, and try my best to live the gospel daily. I treat others with respect, and I do not judge them, I may not agree with their ideas or actions, I know everyone is one their own journey and I can not begin to understand their trials. I try to help others when ever I can. I know that our Lord uses us to help his other children. I believe that Jesus Christ is my savior, and that I must not only believe but I must act as I know he would have me do. I know I am not perfect, but I hope, pray and believe that the Sacrifice of Jesus will be sufficient for me to return to my heavenly father.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Chuck
We attend 3 meetings on Sunday, Sacrament meeting, everyone meets together for a little over an hour. We partake of the sacrament, and assigned Speakers and Youth from the congregation speak. (No money is collected) There is a short break and Sunday School beings for ages 12 and up, we each go to our age appropriate classes for the next 45 minutes, there is a nursery provided. Children ages 3- 11 attend Primary (similar to Sunday school) for the rest of the meeting block. Another short break and the brothers ages 12-18 attend age specific classes. Brothers 18 and up attend Priesthood meeting, and the sisters ages 12 to 18 attend Young Women, 18 and up attend Relief Society. Priesthood and Relief Society both are taught gospel lessons during this hour. Show more Show less