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Hi I'm Donald Carlin

I'm a Mormon and a retired school teacher. I taught for 20 years in Saudi Arabia, 12 years in AZ, and 12 years in Las Vegas.

About Me

I am a father of two boys and a step father of two girls and a boy. I have seven grand children. My children and grand children are the most important part of my life. I am a retired school teacher. Over 44 years, I have taught elementary, middle school, high school and university. In addition to teaching, I've been a math/science coordinator, assistant principal, principal, superintendent and technology specialists. Of all these areas, technology is my favorite. My hobbies include woodworking, nature photography (used to scuba dive when I lived in Saudi Arabia), camping, hiking, and travel. I try to exercise 5-6 times a week. I enjoy cooking and playing games with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was evangelical Christian church most of my adult life. For many years, I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. During these times, I didn't attend any church. When returning to the states, I truly sought our the opportunity to participate in the sacrament. I did this through my old church. Something just didn't feel right. A teaching colleague introduced me to the church and missionaries. After investigating and procrastinating for several month, I joined the Mormon Church after sincerely praying and asking the Lord to know the Book of Mormon was true and Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. My testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Jesus Christ grows stronger each day.

How I live my faith

Since joining the church as an forty something year old, I've enjoyed several callings. Sunday school teacher, primary teacher, historical clerk, high priest teacher, ward financial clerk, second counselor in Sunday school, first counselor in Sunday school, and Sunday school president. I really enjoy being a home teacher. I make an sincere, honest effort to visit each of my families monthly and to acknowledge family members on special occasions. I feel home teaching is a vital part of friendshiping families outside church although each visit includes a spiritual message.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Donald Carlin
One of the things I love about the Church is the service they provide. In time of need, individual, family, community, nation, or world, the Church and its members are willing to provide service. Helping a sister move into a new home, comforting a family that has lost a member, providing workers to clean up a community, provide food, shelter to victims of a hurricane are things the Church will do for anyone, Mormon or not. Mormons do help non Mormons. Show more Show less