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Hi I'm Curtis

I am a fourth generation Arizonan. I also love the outdoors, all types of sports, and most of all, my family. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Curtis and I am married with four beautiful children. I am self-employed, which although requires me to put in many hours, allows me the freedom to attend many of my children's activities. I love sports and seem to have passed it on to my kids, as they are some of the biggest sports fans around. Together, our favorite TV programs are ESPN or watching one of our favorite teams play; Suns, Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Arizona State. One of my favorite activities was playing city league softball on a brother/cousin team and we were very successful. After moving a few years ago, I haven't been able to play, so now I get to watch my kids instead. I don't know which one I enjoy more. I also love the outdoors. I enjoy hunting, but would have to admit that more often than not I'm more of a well-armed hiker rather than a successful hunter. The family joke is that the safest animal in the forest is the animal I happen to be hunting. In addition to church service, I also had to opportunity to volunteer as a commissioner on the town Planning and Zoning committee.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. My parents were members of the church, so I grew in the church. I remain a Mormon, because I have developed a strong testimony myself of it's truthfulness. Through experiences such as attending seminary, which is a daily religion class for high school students, as well as serving as a Mormon missionary in Colombia, my testimony has been strengthened to the point that I know that this church is true. I have also had the opportunity to serve in various positions within the church where I have been able to serve others and see the affect the gospel has on many lives. I have witnesses other's lives changed for the better by following the principles of the gospel. I have also come to know that true happiness can only come through obedience to Jesus Christ's commandments. Finally, I have seen the difference the gospel has had on the lives of my children. I have seen the difficulties and challenges other kids have had, and am so grateful for the guidance the gospel has provided my children. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He has restored His gospel and His true church on the earth. I know that only through obedience to His commandments will I find happiness with my family in this life and the hope of eventually returning to my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I believe that the best way I can live my faith is by how I live my life. Living a Christ-like life is the most effective way I can show my love of him and to show my faith. Living the gospel to the best of my ability and volunteering (serving) in the church and community where I Iive is how I try to live my faith. Serving others was one of Christ's greatest teachings, and serving in the community is one way I try to follow in His footsteps. I have coached my son's Little League baseball team and my daughter's softball team, and would be even more involved if I had more time. I also served as a commissioner on the town Planning and Zoning Commission. I have served in various callings, or jobs, in my local church, volunteering countless hours providing service in my local ward. This has provided me the opportunity to mentor and teach many local youths and adults. I have also tried to be honest in all my dealings, both in my private and business life. I truly hope that those who have met me have felt that they have been dealt with honestly and that they come away from our association uplifted.