Christopher B. Curtis of Dayton, son of Christopher and April
Curtis, will be leaving on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to begin a two-year mission in Scottsdale, Ariz., for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like all Latter-day Saint missionaries,
Curtis will serve without pay from the Church. His financial support will come from funds he
and his parents have saved for that purpose.
Curtis said he hopes to share his
testimony of Jesus Christ and of the Restoration, and to help others have a strong testimony of
their Savior and of the gospel.
He will be the first Latter-day Saint to depart from Dayton.
He joins thousands of other Latter-day Saint missionaries, who are serving in locations in North and
South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The missionaries do not choose their area of labor,
but go where they are called by the Church.
Curtis is a 2013 graduate of Rhea County High
School where he served as the junior and senior class president. Upon completion of his mission,
Christopher plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and major in
A farewell reception will be held for Curtis on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 3372 Rhea County Highway in