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Hi I'm Chris Bringhurst

I'm an aspiring writer/director/artist, studying to become a video game designer, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 25 years old and currently attending Utah Valley University. I'm studying to become an animator, and I'm doing everything I can to hone my skills and prepare myself for a career in animation, wherever it takes me! I'm happily married to the most incredible woman in the world. We're both aspiring writers, and we love to review each other's work and bounce ideas off each other. I couldn't ask for a more encouraging wife, and she truly is my best friend. In addition to animation, drawing, and writing, my other passions include acting, singing, and filmmaking in all its forms. I'm also a huge movie buff. I'm always trying to expand my film collection, and there are few things I enjoy more than a well-told story. I also enjoy video games as a hobby, in many of their forms. Recently my wife and I have enjoyed a lot of Lego games and other casual cooperative experiences such as Portal and LittleBigPlanet. Most of all, I believe it is essential to find enjoyment in life. There's a certain passage I love in the Book of Mormon that says, "Men are, that they might have joy." We're here to find happiness, and to do our best to make others happy as well. This has been a guiding principle for me, and I hope I can look back at the end of my life here and say that I did my best to help my fellow man.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned over the years that while there are many ways to find happiness in its different forms, the purest and most perpetual joy that I can experience comes from realizing that God is my Father, that He loves me, and is totally dedicated to bringing me back to Him. Everything in life changes, trends come and go, and there are few things we can rely on; but the one thing that will persist throughout all generations of time is Christ's restored gospel, and my strengthened relationship to my Savior because of it.

How I live my faith

At the moment, I am only in my ward's choir, although I love any chance I have to teach in a Sunday School or Elder's Quorum meeting. I always end up learning just as much as the participants do.