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Hi I'm Carson

I am Canadian, married with eight wonderful children, and have been an architect, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a Church member since 1966. My wife and I have raised 8 children, have 25 grandchildren, and have served in various capacities in the Church. I spent 40 years in the practice of architecture, before retiring in 2009. Over the years I volunteered on several professional boards and councils. I love to read and am a big hockey fan. I enjoy studying early Christian Church history, among other gospel subjects. I am a car enthusiast and have enjoyed driving several sports cars. My life revolves around the Church as I serve in various callings, and the lives of our children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) because I learned while still a young man (22) that the gospel, in its original historical form, had been restored to the earth by a young prophet who was called of God. In the ensuing years I have come to know with a profound assurance that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the vehicle through which God is sending his sacred message to the world. I have enjoyed, with my dear wife, a life filled with light and knowledge, and blessings beyond anything we could imagine. I have come to know that God our Father is real, that He knows and loves His children. I have also learned to understand and admire the remarkable lifework of Joseph Smith, the Prophet responsilble for the restoration of gospel truth, that God spoke to him and that revelation through modern prophets is continuing. Living within the gospel has brought peace and unspeakable joy.

How I live my faith

My current callings in the Church include serving as a counselor in the Canada Vancouver Mission Presidency and as an Assistant Director of Public Affairs in the province of British Columbia. I am a home teacher, and spend a lot of time working with missionaries across BC. I also serve in the community as a director of the Abbotsford Community Foundation. I attend Church every Sunday and love to study the restoration of the gospel, and its doctrines. In years past, I have served as a young men's leader, and taught early morning seminary (youth instruction in the gospel) for four years.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Carson
Testimony is an assurance that we believe with our hearts and minds that which God has shared with us. Testimony is enhanced when shared, and in the Church, we are encouraged to share privately and publicly, that which we know to be true. Show more Show less