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Hi I'm Curtis

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, having been baptised and confirmed a member 23 February 1963.

About Me

I am retired after having great experiences in the financial services industry and with my eternal companion enjoyed 20 wonderful years as owners and operators of a Camping and RVing Resort. We now live in sight of many mountain vistas and close to beautiful & scenic renditions of our Heavenly Father's many creations. Our experience with the Resort allowed us to meet many wonderful people and to become lifelong friends with many. It also gave us the opportunity to share the message of Jesus Christ each Sunday morning at our devotional service attended by many of our guests. My eternal companion and I have a total of 9 children, and at last count, 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren with addresses scattered throughout the U S. I enjoy taking care of our home, garden and landscaping along with my hobby of creating various projects crafted from my limited knowledge of woodworking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who went to church each Sunday and lots of times on Wednesday evenings. As my birth was in rural Georgia and in the midst of the Bible Belt with Baptist being the predominent religion, I was well schooled in the Bible and Jesus Christ. However, I had questions that our various pastors would not or could not give me a satisfactory answer. When I left home for college ( I attended a Methodist University) and was exposed to a new vision of Christianity, my questions were still not answered to my satisfaction. During my years in the Air Force, I investigated more Protestant religions as well as Catholic, Episcopal and Church of England. None gave me answers to my questions. Returning to Georgia following my military service of 6 years, I entered the University of Georgia, met and married the mother of my children and while studying for an exam one afternoon, Two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, knocked on my door and asked me if I knew about the Church and the Book of Mormon. I did not and so advised them that I would allow them to tell me more at a later date, but then was not a good time as I was quite occupied with cramming for an exam. An appointment was set for a future time when both myself and my wife would be home. After several meetings and teaching appointments, we accepted a challange to be Baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As the church at that time was meeting in a rented building and a font was not part of the facilities, we were baptised in a font located in the Episcopal Church in Athens, GA. This church answered my questions as to: Where did I come from? Why am I here? and Where am I going when I die? By specific study in the Book of Mormon and references to the Bible scriptures that I had read before but did not understand, I found answers to these questions along with many other querries.

How I live my faith

Since my conversion to the Church, I have had the priviledge of serving in many different capacities. To highlight some; I have served in teaching and leadership positions including Sunday School President, Teacher of the Gospel Doctrine class, Counselor and President of Priesthood groups, several occasions as counselor to the Bishop of different congregations as my career choice caused me to change residences more than once, as Clerk with responsibility to the congregation in a specific area for membership records and financial clerk overseeing the handling and submission of tithing and other contributions of the members. I am currently serving as Public Affairs Representative for our Congregation and as Executive Secretary to our Bishop. I also have several families whom I visit monthly with my wife as my companion in the capacity of Home Teacher and Visiting Teacher. This allows us to enjoy a spiritual sharing of God's word and to know both the spiritual and temporal needs of these families and to report to our Bishop so he may fulfill his dicipleship as Spiritual Leader. My Eternal Companion and I are concerned with the direction our President and Congressional leaders are directing our Country. With the many reports and news coverage of tragic events that have occured in recent times along with those being reported daily about weather related incidents and persons attacking others,we have implemented an Emergency Prepardness Plan to assist us to survive in the event of a real happening for which we cannot logically foresee or perpare a plan. My interaction with the community and businesses has seen a downturn since retirement due to not being in the business world at present. We do keep involved and stay current as to the activity and events being presented in the local area. We invite all to visit with us at our home and especially to attend church activities with us.