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Hi I'm Carl

I grew up in Michigan, United States. I grew up in a military home. I am a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in a military home. We moved to different parts of the world and different areas of the United States. My dad retired from the military to the Pacific Northwest. After high school I worked in a sawmill and to this day I love working with wood. I married my sweetheart I met and together we raised 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. We have been happily married for 40 years. I worked for a processing company for 37 years. I oversaw wastewater and water systems. I am retired now and my wife and I enjoy being together and we enjoy our 14 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the fullness of the Gospel. We enjoy Prophets and Apostles today and the Priesthood of God upon the earth. When Jesus was upon the earth 2000 years ago, he established his church. Through a prophet His Gospel was restored again.Through Joseph Smith the Book of Mormon was translated. This book is another testament of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because of the peace that following the Savior brings me and others. In a world of turmoil it is hard to find hope and faith. This restored church has all that is needed to bring to each individual that hope and faith. We help each other and our friends and neighbors the way Jesus did when he was on the earth. By doing this we can become like Him and by doing this we can find true happiness. I am grateful for the love that we can feel for our families and others no matter who they are. I know that I am but a man and I cannot be successful without Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism by immersion, and having the Gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on hands by those in authority.

How I live my faith

We live in a wonderful farming community and ward. I have worked with the young men over the years as a scoutmaster, and other youth leaderships. I am assigned to help and check on 5 families as a home teacher each month. I am a convert to the church. I was baptized into the church at the age of 12 with my parents and siblings. I love studying the Book of Mormon and/or Bible every day. I pray to my Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ each day. I know He answers my prayers. This gives me strength each day to obey the commandments. My Savior, Jesus Christ is my example and I try to be like Him. My Savior helped people when He was on the earth. I try to help others too.