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Hi I'm Chuck

I'm a husband, father, gardener, engineer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised on a small farm in southern Nebraska. I love the outdoors and growing things. I have been married for 47 years and am father to 3 daughters and have 6 grandchildren who bring great joy to my life. I collect coins and knives, both hobbies I got from my father. I am retired from my full time career and I am currently employed part time as a contract engineer at a nuclear power plant where I do design and construction projects.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth and young married person, I frequently attended several different protestant churches. A Mormon friend at work asked if my wife and I would like to learn more about his church. As I learned about the LDS Church, I found that many of my internal beliefs were part of the church doctrine. For example, I believed that families were of paramount importants and that they should be together forever before I learned that this is one of the teachings of the Mormon Church. Other things that appealed to me from the beginning of my investigation of the LDS Church was the orientation toward service to all of God's Children and the teaching that family comes first in day to day work life as well as church activities. I have been a Mormon for over 40 years and my knowledge that Joseph Smith is a Prophet and the Book of Mormon is true and that it teaches God's Plan of Happiness and the works of Jesus Christ has contiuously grown stronger over the years. I have found great joy serving the Lord as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend church essentially every Sunday and over the years have accepted callings that I have been given to serve in various church positions. I am currently working with the Young Men and Boy Scout program in our congregation. Outside of the Church, I have taught at the local Community College and I volunteer in a local SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) by counseling senior citizens on their Medicare, Health and Drug insurance options. I also help this organization enroll Seniors for property tax relief under the Nebraska Homestead Exemption. I currently serve as a member of the board of directors of VAS (Volunteers Assisting Seniors) that servesseniors in the Omaha area.