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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Mormon. I joined the church as a nine year old, in London, England

About Me

I work in ionising radiation safety, and am constantly trying to balance the need to obey all the laws regarding this, with educating people about true perspectives on risks in modern society. I have lived in England, Canada, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and am now back in Canada - in London again, but this time it is London, Ontario. I have a wife and four children, ranging from the mid teens to the mid twenties, and I love finding 'echoes of truth' in very everyday facets of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember clearly listening to the Mormon missionaries teaching me about how life has a purpose, and, at the age of nine, just knowing that what they were teaching me was correct. I loved the additional truths that they explained to me, about God being my spiritual Father in Heaven, and how I and my family, and all those who trust in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, can, if they try to follow in His footsteps, be forgiven of their mistakes in life and be reunited with each other and with Heavenly Father after this mortal experience is ended.

How I live my faith

I'm trying to put the beliefs I hold true to better use in my life, and want to help those around me, and ease their passage through life's trials and challenges. I realise that life can seem bleak and harsh, random and pointless, unless a perspective that includes more than just mortality is used, and try to reflect my belief that we all lived before we were born on this planet, and that our lives will continue after death, when the inequalities of our mortal experience will most certainly be corrected.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

One of the most wonderful teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ is our belief that our bodies are gifts to us, to give us experiences, that, if accepted positively, can help us to grow and develop our characters. This leads to our belief that we should never abuse these 'earthly tabernacles' but should treat them with respect, try to keep them healthy, and never harm them with hazardous, habit-forming chemicals (i.e. tobacco, alcohol, mis-used drugs, tea and coffee). Critically important is the fact that we need to have clear minds to make the best decisions in our daily lives, and things that could dull or distort our perceptions of our surroundings, or our ability to understand and value kindness and respect, should be avoided like the plague. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - all I can say is that I am trying hard to be a dedicated follower of The Saviour of the World, my Lord, Jesus Christ, and that I know that without His atoning sacrifice and His resurrection, I would have no hope... whereas with those facets of my faith, I have a fervent hope and belief that I can be here on the earth when the Son of Man comes to reign, and that is a prospect that helps me face all the frustrations of life. Show more Show less