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Hi I'm Cortis

I've lived in 4 countries and 6 different U.S. states. I make iPhone games for a living. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a young boy I became interested in programming computers. I was fascinated with the games and other programs that others had made, and really wanted to make my own. Luckily my dad was also interested in computers, so I had plenty of access to programming books and computers. I heard stories of young people not very much older than me, making their fortunes in their early twenties, I dreamed to do the same. It's taken me a bit longer, and I'm not rich, but now I own a software company. We make software (including games) for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows computers. I love it. Another goal of mine was to be a family man. I always felt that my parents were great. I wanted to have that life too. My wife and I have been married 16 years and we have 3 children. I love spending time with my wife and kids.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormon, so that is how I got introduced to the church, but I've always tried to find my own way. I'm very analytical. As a teenager I read the Book of Mormon. I also read the New Testament and the first half of the Old Testament. I was trying to discover if the Book of Mormon was a fraud, and if there really was a God. I needed to know for myself, if the church was true. This question consumed me, I was desperate to know. What would be more important than finding out what God's plan was for me. I have not seen an angel, nor a light, nor an audible sound, but God has given me peace and answered my prayers. When I was 19 I decided to serve a mission for the church for two years. I was sent to South Africa, where I learned a great deal about what it means to be poor, what it means to love, and what it means to serve. The experience still shapes who I am today nearly twenty years later. But this was not the end of my spiritual journey, I continue to seek to do God's will. I still study the Bible and the Book of Mormon, so that I know how God would want me to live.

How I live my faith

I find that I'm happiest when I'm serving. Often when others move into (or out) of our area, I help them. I can climb stairs, I can carry boxes. I'm happy to help. A few years back we had a hurricane devastate a community to our south. I was part of a small team that went to help from our community church. I was so happy that I could clear their properties of the many fallen and heavy trees. We occasionally get flash floods here, when a nearby home was flooded I really enjoyed helping them clean up. Because I'm good with computers, I often have been involved with maintaining the records for our local congregation. Although it's behind the scenes and often unnoticed, keeping records is vital to helping our church leaders effectively serve those in our community. I'm glad the Lord has use of my talents.