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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in Utah, I'm a Family Physician, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At work I'm passionate about creating software to improve the quality and cost of medical care. At home I'm a husband and father of 4 fun boys.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, to begin with I'm a Mormon because my great great grandparents, Charles and Ann Wood, joined the church in South Africa about 150 years ago. Their descendants have been faithful latter-day saints ever since. For me personally, I have always enjoyed being a member of the church. I have resonated with its teachings and principles, and have constantly felt challenged by it to become a better person. Through education and living and traveling outside of my home state, I have met many friends of other faiths, and many friends who claim no belief in a supreme being. I have read the papers of many intelligent people who have reasoned for themselves that God and religion are the inventions of weak and fearful homo sapiens. Though I respect their logic, it does not resonate with my experience. Through personal prayer, personal study of the scriptures, acting on gospel principles and utilizing the priesthood power that has been given to me, I have come to know that God does live, and that he knows and cares about each one of his literal spirit children. My personal experiences with Deity have overcome my own doubts and I know that God lives. He loves us and has a plan for us to become like He is. I love sharing this knowledge with others.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm a counselor in my ward bishopric. I oversee the organization of the Primary (the organization for children from 18 months to 11 years), the Young Men, Scouts, Cub Scouts, the 12-13 year old young women organization, Ward Mission, budget and family history work. I'm assigned to specifically watch over and care for 3 families in our ward area. I enjoy leadership and reaching out to others to try to cheer them on.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Chris
Try it! It's rather simple. Take the chance to really read the Book of Mormon. Pray about it. Ask God privately for yourself if what you're reading is true. If you are sincere in your desire to know the truth, and if you're willing to change your life for the better once you know the truth, you will be pleasantly surprised with the response. I guarantee it will change your entire outlook on life, and bring you peace you can't imagine, hope for a wonderful future, and love and joy as you contemplate what happiness is available to all our fellow beings. Show more Show less