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Hi I'm Carl

I joined the church in 1976 at age 25, in Palmrya, N.Y. I am married and have 6 wonderful children, and 6 grandchildren.

About Me

I dated and married a Mormon girl at the young age of 21. I was baptizied in Palmrya, N.Y., at age 25, in 1976. Now 41 years later, we have 6 children, and 6 grandchildren. I loved raising my family in the gospel. We currently reside in North Augusta, S.C. We have 2 children in North Augusta near by, 2 married children and families in Raleigh, N.C., and 2 married children and families near Rochester, N.Y. We return to Palmyra every summer. Thank goodness to that young, beautiful Mormon girl, for time and throughout all eternity!

Why I am a Mormon

I first visited a Mormon service with a teenage girl friend, who eventially became my wife and mother to our 6 children. Having been raised Catholic, I was not prepared for the warm welcome I received from the congregation as a long haired hippie type in the early 70's. As we married and started a family, it was a wonderful enviroment to raise a family, with standards second to none. The friendships we made back then are still intact today even as we have relocated to the Southeast. We enjoy visiting the Hill Cumorah Pagent every summer in Palmyra, N.Y. and renewing friendship made years ago. I was blessed to have been baptized in Palmyra and live 20 minutes from the church sites. I have many friends throughout Western N.Y. thanks to living in both the Rochester and Buffalo areas. Where ever we've moved, we found wonderful members of the church and welcome us into their fold, as it is here in North Augusta, S.C. I love this Church, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know this is the only true church on the earth today, restored to the earth by Joseph Smith under the direction of Jesus Christ. We have a Living Prophet today leading the Church today still under the direction of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Raising our family, I loved Monday nights, when we would all gather together for family activities, gospel study and treats. On other nights, I worked with church youth, and grew close to many families over the years, and remain friends to this day. I was also busy in the community; President of local Kiwanis, youth baseball and softball coach, member of Chamber of Commerce, not to mention many years as a Boy Scout leader. Today, I enjoy visiting several families every month. I also look foward to meeting with mature men my age weekly at church.