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Hi I'm Charles

I was born in Salt Lake City, grew up in San Diego. I've been a musician all my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is the love of my life. I began playing piano when I was about 3 years old. Since then, I have spent countless hours developing my musical talents on the Piano, Trumpet, French Horn, Organ, Guitar, and through singing. In December of 2013, I received a call to serve a two year mission in the Maryland, Baltimore mission, speaking primarily Spanish. I was told to report to the Missionary Training Center in Mexico City, where I would spend six weeks before flying to the East Coast to spend 2 years in and around Baltimore.

Why I am a Mormon

Many in our world teach that we all must choose between science and religion: we cannot choose both. I believe that science and religion are both valid means of pursuing truth, and each has its place. I think everything I learn about my religion helps me to better understand what I learn in school, and as I learn more about both religion and science, I find, not that they diverge, but instead that they enhance and complement each other. I love the high moral standards that our church teaches. I have many cases of those who live the teachings of the church leading much happier and more successful lives. A dishonest person will never make it far in life, but church members learn from a young age the importance of always telling the truth. I love the structure the church provides in my life. Every family has a pair of "home teachers" assigned to give weekly lessons to them and to help them with any struggles they are having in their lives. Everything the church does is very organized and is designed to help all their members.

How I live my faith

Between graduating from high school and departing on my mission, I spent two semesters as a student at Brigham Young University. In an environment where I was surrounded by others of my faith, it was not difficult to live the principles it had taught me. In those 8 months, I gained a much deeper understanding of the scriptures, and as I followed what they taught me, I found ever-increasing happiness, and I came to know with greater certainty that their messages were real and true. This personal spiritual growth has made my decision to serve a mission increasingly easy because I know that God will support me through my most difficult times.