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Hi I'm Christopher

I'm from Arizona, I'm recently married, and I love life!

About Me

I'm a Senior undergraduate studying Chemistry at the University of Arizona, a student-teacher for the LDS religious education program, a husband, and a new father. I write, arrange, and perform all types of music, play soccer with my wife and friends, and still love my N64!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love being happy! The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings true joy to our lives- as we keep the commandments of God, continually repent, and serve our brothers and sisters, our lives are enriched and we are blessed. On top of this, and most importantly, I personally know from God that this is Christ's church again restored to the church. When I was in my early teens, a youth camp counselor challenged me to find out if the church was true for myself and to stop "leaning on my parents' testimonies." I read the Book of Mormon and prayed, asking God if it was true, and if He had called Joseph Smith to be a prophet. I received my answer through the Holy Spirit, and knew it was true. How could anyone deny that?

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon isn't a once-a-week activity. It's a lifestyle. I don't believe in a church that only asks you to be Christian on Sundays. I try to emulate my Savior at the University of Arizona in my classes, in Seminary as I teach high-schoolers about the scriptures, and at home with my wife and daughter. Am I perfect? Far from it! But am I constantly trying to be better? Without a doubt. And as I improve, and change my life to become more like the perfect example, Jesus Christ, I feel God's love and approval. Even though sometimes they're baby steps, they're in the right direction.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have a specific purpose: to bring others unto Christ. Everything that they share while in your home will be central to that purpose. Typically, the first time you invite missionaries to your home they will share a message about what we call "The Restoration," or how Jesus Christ's original church has been restored again to the earth today. They will teach about our Heavenly Father and how much he loves us and our families, how God has communicated to us throughout the ages, how Christ established His church, how it was lost and then restored, and, most importantly, how you can know the message is true for yourself. In other visits, if you choose to continue to meet with them, they will teach about God's plan of happiness for his children, about the gospel path to return to live in heaven, and about God's commandments that He has given to keep His children safe and happy. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes, and yes! The authority from God to "seal" husbands and wives, parents and children, and all of our families into one eternal unit has been restored to the earth once more. Ancient prophets who once held this authority returned to the earth under the direction of Heavenly Father and gave this authority to Joseph Smith, who then gave it to others in the church. Now, many men who hold this authority across the world seal families together for time and all eternity in our temples. I personally have witnessed this, as 3 of my younger siblings who are adopted were sealed to my family, making 2 parents, 4 biological children, and 3 adopted children. Though we aren't related by blood, we will be family forever. And heaven wouldn't be heaven without all of us together. Show more Show less