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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a father and a marketing research professional and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love life! My six children are all now away from home -- three of them are in college. I love to ride my bicycle -- I try to do it every day to stay in shape. I love to play the ukelele and sing Hawaiian songs. My beautiful wife loves to hula. We love to travel -- work has taken us to many beautiful places around the world. But the most joy comes from being with our children and now 4 grandchildren. My wife and I have been called to serve as missionaries in Africa. We are thrilled with this call from the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

 During my teenage years, life became very serious. My father passed away when I was 15. Although I was raised in the Mormon faith, I needed to find out my purpose in life. Through personal study of the scriptures, listening to the Lord's prophet on the earth today, and praying to God, I received answers to this question through the spirit of the Holy Ghost. I learned that family relationships can be eternal and last beyond the grave. I believe that my wife and children can be with me forever and the joy that I experience here on earth can be everlasting. I know that I can be forgiven for my mistakes and sins through the atonement of Jesus Christ, my Savior if I will repent and change my heart to follow His example.

How I live my faith

 I love working with the youth. I have been a Scoutmaster multiple times and now train others in the scouting movement through district and BSA council events such as Woodbadge. I also love sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I try and do this by treating others as I think Christ would. Every week our family has a "Family Home Evening" on Monday nights. This was quite exciting because my wife and I never knew how it would turn out when all six children were at home. We sometimes tried to teach a lesson from the scriptures instilling moral values in our children. We were trying to prepare out children to go out into the world. Other times for "Home Evening" we would have an activity or do something fun. We are still extremely close as a family and love to be together. Now "Family Home Evening" is just my wife and I. We still sing a song, have a prayer, have a family council, and have an activity or study the scriptures each week. It helps keep us close to one another. My wife and I have the opportunity to help others in our area. One person we help is a widow who is now 90. She gets lonely so we try and visit her often -- once or more each week. She misses her husband who passed away about 5 years ago. She is not related to us, but we have grown to love her. Money is tight for her living on a fixed income in a trailer all alone. We make sure she has enough food, heat, and the necessities of life. Only one of her children regularly visits her. We try and treat her as Christ would if he were personally ministering to her. Although we cannot help everyone in our community, we choose to help a few and give them our time and a reassuring listening ear.