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Hi I'm Curtis

I grew up in Mexico. I love sports, the beach, and spending time with my family. I am a CPA and, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I think most people see me as a CPA, someone who enjoys their profession and spends a lot of time at it. I am very lucky that I do enjoy my work and devote a lot of time and attention to it. To feel like I helped someone save some money on their taxes or helped them run a more efficient business gives me a feeling of accomplishment (weird I know, I am a "bean counter", what can I say). However, in a certain sense, my contentment with my career is really a secondary source of achievement. What I really value in life is my family. My wife and I are happily married and have three children. Our daughters are in college and our son is in high school. I find that when things are good with my family, I can make it past any other obstacles. I love hearing about things that the girls are doing in school and what is happening in their lives. My son and I share a love of the outdoors and get to spend time camping. My favorite week of the year is when we all go to the beach, our family and several other families, close friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Instead of focusing on what I don't know, I focus on what I do know. I know that when I work hard to stay close to God, read the scriptures, and give attention to the counsel of Church leaders, I feel at peace. I think of the phrase "it is not what happens to you, it is how you react to what happens to you". We all face challenges and setbacks. However, feeling like I am trying to do what God wants me to do gives me that calm assurance that He will make up for my imperfections, my shortcomings.

How I live my faith

Some people think that Mormons spend a lot of time in Church meetings. Compared to other faiths, I suppose that is true. However, I enjoy the time I spend at Church. The Sunday sermons really make me reflect on my life and make me want to try a little harder to have faith in Jesus Christ and follow His gospel. Studying the scriptures in Sunday School class reminds me of ways that I can be a better neighbor, a better member of the community. It reminds me that I should do unto others as I would have others do unto me. In summary, trying to live my faith gives me the feeling that I am doing what I should and God will bless me for it.