Hi I'm Chaske
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.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
My faith in Jesus Christ has brought me a peace that words cannot describe. Though, I have suffered for that testimony, I count it all joy to suffer in His name.
Please share your feelings/testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel.
I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ, and I know that Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know this as I know that I am breathing and writing these words at this time.
How has attending Church services helped you?
By attending Church services, I am continually taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have the weekly opportunity of renewing my covenants with Him. This has kept me on a straight path that leads back to Him.
How can your talents and gifts bless others?
I have been blessed with many talents and gifts as all of our Father's children have, and my gifts and blessings have been given to me in order to bless others. We all affect each other for the good or for the bad; it is our choice!
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
We believe that this work is a great treasure and that by doing this work, we make our families stronger and bless them with the ability to make good choices.
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
When we make right choices, our faith grows, and we than become stronger because our ability has increased.
Why/How do you share the gospel with your friends?
I share the Gospel with my friends because I know the rewards and blessings which I have received by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I desire that all men can receive these same blessings and rewards.
Think about your everyday activities. What are things you act upon each day where you cannot see the end results? How does faith move you to action?
As Paul said, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Each day, I work, pray, study, and serve, all with the hope of one day seeing the Lord again and I desire to be free and clean from sin by the power of His atonement. I have faith that I shall achieve this and that when I see His face, I will be filled with peace and joy!
What has helped develop greater harmony in your home?
Faith, patience, long-suffering, and love-unfeigned have continually helped to develop greater harmony in my home.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
All of His teachings have affected me, and my will is His will, for that is truly the only unique thing which I have to give Him as He has given me everything else which I have, including all my possessions, and even my breath.
Could you talk about your baptism?
I was baptized on February 29th of 1996 when I was almost 23 years old. It was the best decision that I ever made in my life, and it has brought me joy and happiness that can come in no other way. I am grateful for my baptism and I am grateful for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My years before the church were dark and troublesome years, and though I have endured many challenges and adversities since joining the church, even more than ever before, they have only caused me to receive great joy since, compared to the great pain before.
What are you doing to help strengthen your family and make it successful?
I am striving to live by the Spirit, and do exactly as He directs me to do.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer increases my faith, and it helps me make correct decisions. A decision without God is almost always a bad decision, but God will lead us along and by and by we shall be blessed with all the righteous desires of our hearts.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
Mormon's go on missions to bring light and salvation to all those who are willing to receive it.
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.