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Hi I'm Charles

I live in Boulder City Nevada, but am currently studying linguistics at BYU. I served a church mission in Mexico, and Spanish.

About Me

Linguistics is what I do. I've studied everything from Mandarin Chinese to American Sign Language, and love it all. It is entertaining to put bits and pieces of the languages I have learned together, to try and create a more simple, straightforward way of communication. Besides languages, I also enjoy playing the piano, reading, and writing stories. I'm studying in college right now, and loving it. It's hard, but I've seen how God's really helped me push through the toughest of times.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the church, I have come to know for myself that this Church is true. I have seen my Heavenly Father's hand in my life multiple times, and KNOW that he loves me and knows me personally. I've felt this impressed to me at a time of severe trials in my life, and it brought great comfort to me. I especially remember a time when I was about 12, and a few days ago a kid had told me that I was the most worthless person he knew. That affected me very deeply, and I had been very depressed since. I remember late one night I was feeling especially sad, and was just crying to myself, when a warm, loving feeling embraced me, and I knew it was from God. Something told me that I was His son, and that no matter what other people told me, I was important to Him. I've never forgotten that experience, and have always known since then that God loves me, and that He loves each and every one of us. From that time on I started learning, and coming to know the truth for myself. He told me that this is the Church where I should be, because it's Christ's true church. I know that He wants me to be here.

How I live my faith

Every day I pray and study the scriptures, to try and see what God expects of me. I also attend the temple weekly, where I feel closer to my Heavenly Father. I do my best to be courteous to everyone, and just be a good example. I especially try and reach out to those who are lonely or depressed. I know how they feel, so I enjoy trying to help.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Charles
All in all, the Church's standard on diet is directed to remaining healthy. Mormons don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol because they are addicting and harmful to the body. Many Mormons choose not to drink caffeine because it is addicting and unhealthy. That's all it really boils down to. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Charles
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We revere him as one of our prophets, but we only worship our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Mormons do not pray to Joseph, or make any offering in his name. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Charles
A temple is a place where God resides. God wishes to reside with all of us, and so our bodies are called temples of God. God, being extremely holy and perfect, does not wish to be in a filthy or dirty place. We must keep our bodies clean and pure so that God can dwell with us. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Charles
A large part of our beliefs are based on helping everyone, Mormon's or not. Whoever you are, you deserve the same assistance as anyone else. Mormons are open to helping everyone. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Charles
They will be very kind, and will focus their message on Jesus Christ. They will teach you about His life and ministry, and about how He still leads us today. They will help you understand how Christ has restored (made again) His church. Then, they will invite you to pray, and ask God if what they have told you is true. They will not expect you to believe them, but to believe what God says in answer to your prayers. Show more Show less