Hi I'm Christopher
I was born in Alabama but have also lived in Colorado and Illinois. I was raised by amazing parents who were strong in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am currently serving as a missionary in the California Fresno Mission. I love being a missionary and strive to do my best so I can be an effective instrument in the hands of my loving Heavenly Father.
Why I am a Mormon
My family raised me in the Church but I have also come to the knowledge of how true His Church is. There was a boy named Joseph Smith who was a bit confused as to which church he should associate himself with, when he was only 14 years-old. This boy had such great faith, that he went to a grove of trees, knelt, and opened up his heart to God vocally, for the first time, asking Him which of the churches he should join. He was told to join none of them, for every one of the churches at that time was built upon the beliefs of men, and not in God. I know that the true Church was restored through this young boy, Joseph Smith, through the power of God. He was literally chosen by Our Heavenly Father to restore the Church that had once been on the earth when Jesus Christ lived there. I have received so many blessings and so much joy by having this knowledge, and that's why I am serving a mission - to share that joy with as many people as I possibly can.
How can your talents and gifts bless others?
Each of us have different talents and gifts that we're given to bless and influence others in their lives. By using these effectively, we can cheer up others when they're having a bad day, and helping them to see the good things in life and by bringing them joy.
How I live my faith
I am currently serving a mission for His Church in Fresno, CA. Each day, I go out with my companion and we find and teach those who are ready to receive the Gospel and its blessings in their lives. By doing so, I am helping others come to the realization of the love that their Heavenly Father has for them and the blessings they can receive by keeping His commandments in living in accordance with His will.