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Hi I'm Chuck

I'm a retired electrical engineer. I grew up in Phoenix,AZ and worked for 40 years in the field of electric power. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of two children and a grandfather of two beautiful energetic little boys. Luckily my daughter and two grandsons live very close to me so I get to spend lots of time playing with them. When I'm not playing with my grandsons I'm doing projects around the house or serving in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I became acquainted with the church through a member I met while in junior college. At the time I was too busy with school work to take much of an interest in religion. After I graduated I had a summer job in a distant city. With no school work to do I had lots of time on my hands to investigate the church which I did. At the suggestion of the Mormon missionaries I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. In response to that inquiry a marvelous feeling came over me telling me that in fact the Book of Mormon was true, i.e. the word of God. Moreover I knew that I needed to be baptized to wash away my sins. And it was extremely important that I be baptized by a person who had received the authority from God to do so. Believing that the Book of Mormon was true convinced me that the young man who translated it, Joseph Smith, was a profit of God. And that through him God not only revealed the Book of Mormon but also restored the authority to organize his church on the earth again. Even though my conversion experience occurred some 40 years ago, my knowledge and feelings for the truthfulness of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ still burns strong within me to this day.

How I live my faith

Saturdays and Sundays are the highlight of my week. On Saturdays I spend the day serving in the Mesa Temple assisting in the performance of saving ordinances for both the living and the dead. And on Sundays I associate with my spanish speaking brothers and sisters in a hispanic congregation of the church called a "Branch." About two years after I graduated from college I was called to serve as a missionary in Argentina. It is during the two years that I spent spreading the gospel in Argentina that I learned to speak Spanish. And I have very much enjoyed associating with the Latin American people ever since.