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Hi I'm Chaske

I'm a Mormon Boy!

About Me

I am the oldest son of three children, and I have one son so far, yet I am looking forward with great anticipation for more children to be sent to my wife and I from our Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and I know that He was visited by God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know that Thomas S. Monson holds all the keys of the Priesthood of God on Earth. I know that The Book of Mormon is, in-deed, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me happiness and joy that I never knew was possible before I became a Mormon Boy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith with absolute devotion, striving to do what the Lord, Jesus Christ did in His life. I do this by listening to the Holy Ghost and following the direction which I receive.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Chaske
We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ by putting His words to the test. If we trust Him and do what He has asked us to do, we will witness first-hand the blessings associated with that faith. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Chaske
We baptize our new members because the Lord has told us to do this in representation of his burial and resurrection from the dead. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Chaske
We believe in the Bible because it is a sacred record of God's dealings with His people in times past. As far as the Bible is translated correctly, it is the word of God. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Chaske
A testimony is an individuals knowledge pertaining to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is what they have faith in, hope for, and believe to be true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Chaske
We believe that after physical death our spirit goes back to Heaven, and that all men shall be resurrected to be judged according to their works while in the flesh. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Chaske
We are called Mormons after the prophet Mormon in the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Chaske
Because they fear it and they do not understand it! Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Chaske
The Mormon Church does not endorse political parties, but it does take stands on moral issues that affect all of God's children. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Chaske
All Mormons are not required to serve a mission! It is a personal choice, but young men between 19-25 are counseled to sacrifice two years of their lives to serve a mission. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Chaske
The growth of the Church is attributed to the Spirit of God and its divine origin by God and Jesus Christ themselves. Show more Show less

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

Chaske
They will talk about the basic doctrines and principles of the Gospel! Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Chaske
The role of the husband and wife is to raise their children up unto God and teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The main role of the husband is to provide for his family and the main role of the wife is to take care of the children as the husband works to provide for them. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Chaske
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God in the flesh, and that His name is the only name under Heaven whereby man can be saved. We believe that the Lord, Jesus Christ, shall return to the Earth, and that Zion will be established in preparation for His Second Coming. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Chaske
The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with His people from 600 B.C. to about 400 C.E. It is a history that begins in Jerusalem and ends in America, and it covers about 1000 years of time. The Bible is a history of God's dealings with His people from about 4000 B.C. to about 100 C.E. It covers about 4,100 years of time and ends with Jesus' ministry among His disciples in Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon also contains the ministry of Jesus Christ in the America's after His crucifixion in Jerusalem. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Chaske
Mormon's do not practice polygamy at this time as God has directed us not to do so! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Chaske
We believe that all men have the opportunity to gain eternal life and exaltation by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we believe that our Heavenly Father's desire is to grant eternal life unto all of His children, but to be given this gift, we must trust Him and exercise faith in His loving direction and commandments. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Chaske
We practiced Plural Marriage because God commanded us to practice it, and when He commands any people to practice this divine law, it is a beautiful and glorious thing, though, as in all things, when it is not practiced under God's law, it becomes grossly wicked and destructive. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Chaske
You can know Mormonism is true by reading the Book of Mormon and praying with a sincere heart to know if it is true or not. All men who sincerely pray shall receive an answer of the truth of the Book of Mormon by the power of the Holy Ghost, and this shall be in the Lord's time and in the Lord's own way. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Chaske
Modesty leads to chastity by not creating temptation, and we can teach our children modesty by our examples. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Chaske
We believe that men are saved by grace after all that we can do, and we believe as Paul the Apostle stated in the New Testament that faith without works is dead. Though, without the grace of Jesus Christ, all men are lost and have no power to be saved from this fallen world. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Chaske
The Lord chooses the Mormon prophet. It happens by seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve; the most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve becomes the prophet and he is set apart by that quorum. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Chaske
We believe in the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and that all men and women can be forgiven by repentance for their sins and by faith on the Lord, Jesus Christ. We reach out a hand of fellowship to all men everywhere, but homosexuality and same-sex marriage is destructive to our whole society and way of life. These practices lead to the ruin of mankind, so we warn all men everywhere against these practices. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Chaske
All men and women can attend church meetings, but to enter the temple depends upon set standards of personal worthiness. Any man or woman can enter a temple if they are willing to pattern their life after the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and live according to His standards. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Chaske
Abortion is only an option in cases of incest or rape. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Chaske
A ward is located in a certain geographic area, and usually has 200-300 members, though it can be more or less than that. A ward is presided over by a Bishop and his counselors along with many other ward officers. A Stake consists of approximately 10 wards and is presided over by a Stake President with his two counselors, a High Council consisting of 12 men, and many other Stake officers. A ward and a branch are similar, but a branch is under the direction of a Mission President while a ward is under the direction of a Stake President. There are approximately 3,000 stakes in the church and 30,000 wards and branches in the church. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Chaske
Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the earth after an awful apostasy of centuries. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Chaske
We help people around the world in many ways. We send food and supplies to those who are affected by natural disasters and wars, and we teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Lord's children on earth so that they can find the happiness which comes from knowledge of things as they really are. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Chaske
We come to know our Father in Heaven by trusting Him and putting His words to the test by obedience to His direction and commandments, and by sacrifice of those things which keep us from His presence. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Chaske
Joseph Smith was the first prophet of the Mormon Church, and he and several other men founded the Church as Jesus Christ directed them to on April 6th of the year 1830. In the meeting when it was founded, Joseph said that this church will grow to fill North and South America; that it will grow to fill the whole world. We are seeing in process of time the literal fulfillment of that divine prophecy! Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Chaske
We do not have a paid clergy to avoid the corruption that comes with a paid clergy. The offices in the church are filled by those who willingly sacrifice and volunteer their time. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Chaske
The family is the basic unit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Without the family, there can be no church and no eternal progression. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Chaske
By taking care of our bodies, we are promised several physical blessings, and we are promised that we will be given greater knowledge and understanding. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Chaske
The Law of Chastity is to have no sexual relations outside of the sacred bonds of marriage. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Chaske
The Mormon's are those who have become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by having faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, being baptized in His name, and by receiving the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by those who have authority from Him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Chaske
The purpose of life is to prepare to meet God by serving His children with patience and love. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Chaske
The Mormon Church began in Fayette Township, New York, on April 6th of 1830. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Chaske
Women lead in the Church through the Relief Society, which is the oldest women's organization in America. They are in turn led by the Priesthood of God! This is the way in which God has designed it to be. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Chaske
We baptize for the dead so that they can receive their saving ordinances and find the joy and happiness which comes by receiving these ordinances. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Chaske
The Church finances its operations by sacred funds donated by its member called tithing and offerings. The church also has business operations, but those are separate from the tithed funds of the church. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Chaske
A baptism without authority from God has no meaning after death. Authority from Christ to baptize in His name is necessary to be binding in Heaven. Show more Show less

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

Chaske
We believe that families are eternal, and that husbands and wives can be united together forever. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Chaske
Mormon's worship Jesus Christ! Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Chaske
We believe in equality of men and women, and Utah is the first state to grant the right to vote to women. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Chaske
We have 12 Apostles because that is the way the Lord has said to organize His church. They were not meant to be around only for the time of Christ, and even in the New Testament, other Apostles were called when a vacancy in the Quorum occurred. Show more Show less