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Hi I'm Charles

I work in accounting and enjoy watching a good college football game. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a working professional at an insurance company. I'm politically active, especially on moral issues. I enjoy social dance, reading historical accounts - particularly dealing with the founding of America and the WWII generation, and I've tried my hand at reciting some Shakespeare lately.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of my knowledge of two things: 1) The Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture, an additional witness of Jesus Christ and his gospel - I've read it, pondered it's message, and sincerely prayed to Heavenly Father to know if it is true. The answer came to me by way of peace and a comforting assurance. 2) Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I've read his own account of his search for the true Church of Christ. This search led him to humble prayer. In answer to his prayer, he received a visitation and direction from Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. As I read Joseph's account, I had a wonderful and powerful feeling that it was true. This has reaffirmed to me that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and speak to us in our day. I thank Heavenly Father for His mercy and goodness to me in answering my prayers. I invite any who desire to know the truthfulness of these things to approach our Heavenly Father in sincere prayer, and they can receive an assurance for themselves that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God.

How I live my faith

We attend Church on Sundays, gathering with others from the same geographical area in congregations called wards (a "ward" is like a diocese). One of my responsibilities in the ward is to make sure that the Bishop is aware of any members who have moved in. Of course, we live in a mobile society where people are constantly moving, changing jobs, etc. It brings me satisfaction knowing we are helping our new ward members feel welcomed and loved - whether their stay is for a few months or for many years. I think of the words of the Savior in John 10:14, "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine."