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Hi I'm Chuck.

I'm a Mormon. I'm a life-long Texan and a convert of 40 years.

About Me

I am a husband, father of five and grandfather of fifteen. I'm a graduate of Texas A&M University. I served in the Air Force in the medical field and now work for the Department of Veteran Affairs. I'm active in ham radio and scouting. I enjoy riding bikes, gardening, golf when I get a chance, traveling with my wife and football.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church with my grandparents. My grandmother always told me that the true church would have the name of Christ. While in advanced training in the Air Force, I roomed with a return missionary. I had never seen anyone kneel to pray and I noticed that this man did. I asked him what religion he was and he responded that he was LDS. I had never heard the term LDS. He said, "Maybe you have heard the term Mormon?" He taught me the gospel and as we parted ways, he encouraged me to seek out a friend of his that was an LDS Chaplain. That Chaplain became a close friend and I was baptized shortly after. The church taught principles I always believed but found missing in other faiths. I knew the Book of Mormon was true after reading it but was afraid of joining the church because I didn't feel I could be perfect. A patient missionary asked, "Don't you think it would be easier with the Holy Ghost?" I knew that to be a true statement and was baptized in 1971.

How I live my faith

I am involved in community service through Boy Scouts and Ham Radio Club. My job is very people-oriented. This provides me with many opportunities to help others. I try to be a positive example of the happiness the gospel brings into my life.