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Hi I'm Curtis

I love my family, I'm an avid hunter and sports fan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am twenty years old and the third of five children. I am pretty sure that is exactly where I was meant to fit in. I have two older brothers who both served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are now happily married with the promise that they will live eternally as a family. My younger brother is really a foster brother who my parents have legal custody of, but he still counts as my brother. He came to live with us when I was fourteen because his parents and grandparents weren’t physically able to care for him. The youngest member of my family is my only sister. I am happy to say that we are sealed to my parents for time and all eternity. The love I have and feel for my family is founded upon that principle, that we are an eternal family. I've spent most of my life in Oklahoma living on a ranch. I would have to consider myself a cowboy. I love riding horses and working cattle. My dad never let me rope though because I have plans to become an oral surgeon and he didn’t want me to lose any fingers. There are plenty of reasons why he would think that a danger. Most of them though are the reasons that I want to become an oral surgeon. I wasn’t the most risk-free child. This resulted in multiple trips to the emergency room to get stiches and surgeries on my own mouth. The help that I received, on multiple occasions-5 totals so far, gave me the desire to help others in the same way.

Why I am a Mormon

No matter if we were born into a family of members or if we have become a member on our own there is always a point that we come to know of its truth. Mine came about as I desired to know if what I was following was right. The only way I knew to do that was to study and pray to know. In the process of doing that my oldest brother was getting married. We made the trip out to Nauvoo Illinois so that they could be married for time and all eternity in the Temple there. While we were out there my family decided to go to the church sites. We went to Carthage Jail, the very place that Joseph Smith was martyred. I sat there in that jail with that question in my mind and as I did so I was filled with what I can only describe as the love of God. I was impressed that Joseph Smith was his prophet and that he had been directed to restore the truth. I can never deny the feelings I felt there at that time. And that’s why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I consider faith as an action word. It requires effort. I live my faith by doing what the Lord expects of me, whether it seems to benefit me or not. Right now I am living my faith as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am participating in numberless hours of service helping others grow in their faith. I chose to come on a mission because I felt something, something I wanted everyone to feel. That something is love, the love of our Savior Jesus Christ. By living my faith and sharing His love I have to say that it has been a benefit to me. I’ve never felt so much happiness in my life.