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Hi I'm Curtis

I grew up in Arizona. My main priority in life is being a good husband and father. I love volleyball and basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father of four, and educator. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in education. In my free time I am usually with my family (playing games and making memories) reading a book, building something from nothing, or watching sports. Sports have been a part of most of my life. My favorite sport to play and watch is volleyball because it is the sport that brought me and my wife together. I also like football and basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. My parents are both active members, along with my five siblings. That being said, I had the choice when I was eight to be baptized, and I accepted the invitation to join the Christ's church. You may be asking yourself, "He was eight. He had no idea what he was doing." At that time it might have been true. I don't really remember the thoughts going through my head, but I will never forget the feeling I had after I was baptized. I knew that what I had just done was what my Heavenly Father had wanted me to do. I had followed my Savior's example and was baptized by immersion. After my baptism my life went on. I went to church because that is what was expected of me. I read my scriptures and said my prayers, most days. I was kind of living on borrowed reasons why I was a Mormon. As I got older, maybe fifteen or sixteen I started to think. I figured I could only borrow a testimony for so long before I had to make a choice: give the testimony I borrowed back to the person it belongs to, or get my own. I chose the second. I was going find my own reasons for living the way I was living. I set a few goals, unknowingly making decisions that would change my life forever. My main goal in finding my testimony and fully converting was to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. I was not a reader at the time and this was difficult. However, I did do it. I remember finishing the final page late one night when I was seventeen. I closed my bedroom door and knelt by my bed. I was going to do it. I was going to find out for myself whether the Book of Mormon was true. I distinctly remember my answer. It was not a resounding "yes" with trumpets blaring. I had a peace and calm come over me, and a feeling inside that what I had just finished was God's word. The Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, the Church, it was all true. At seventeen is when I really began to understand what it was like to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through simple ways. I have four amazing kids that my wife and I are raising. I try to be a good example and role model for them. I want them to see that l love them and want them to be happy. They are my number one priority in teaching about my faith. I also serve others when I have the opportunity.