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Hi I'm Curtis

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Tennessee. My mon and dad were baptists so I grew up in the Baptist Church until i was a teenager.

About Me

My family was always the most important thing to me. As parents we always tried to support our children in whatever venture in which they were interested. My oldest son took me to the top of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga Tennessee to watch Hang Gliders go off the mountian top. My first reaction was "Only a fool would jump of this mountain". While on this mountain my son came up to me and asked "Dad, I want you to fly with me." My heart skipped a beat. I then learned a training program was available for learning to fly Hang Gliders. Well, needless to say eight weeks later I jumped off that same mountain and it was a thrill. My youngest son wanted to learn how to Scuba Dive, guess What, I became a scuba diver. My oldest daughter wanted to play softball, guess who was at all of her games, thats right, me. My youngest daughter wanted to play soccer. Right again, I was at all of her games too. If my children wanted to spread their wings I felt it my duty to support them all that I could. Families are the most important possession we have and my good wife Fay has been there right along beside me for the entire journey.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in the Baptist Church I had many questions that the baptist could no provide. e.g., "Why are they baptised for the dead if the dead rise not at all? " The typical answer would be "that is something that they practiced back in the old days, but is no longer practiced." This did not make sense to me. Christ is unchanging and if His teachings called for baptism for the dead, then it would also be required today. The mormon missionaries knocked on my door one day and I invited them in. During the conversation they answered all my questions. The one that was most important to me is learning that my spouse and I would not part at death. We would be together for all eternity along with our children. I loved this principle. I can say with a certainty that being a member since 1970 has provided me and my family a beautiful and loving way of life. You have to be open minded to the missionaries when they come calling. Listen to the spirit when it speaks to you about the Book of Mormon being true. If you approach this subject with an open mind your life will be full of joy also. This is my witness to you, for I know the Book of Mormon it is a true witness of Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by practicing the teachings I learned while reading the Book of Mormon and listening to a living prophet. When I was baptized back in 1970 I made the decision to be in church every sunday. I don't wake up on Sunday and decide whether or not I want to go to church. That decision was made 42 years ago. I try to be an example to everyone I meet. I want them to see in me something that is missing in their life.