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Hi I'm Chris

I have a wife and two kids. I love to do presentations and teach classes, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small, midwestern community to hard working parents. I have four brothers, and was the first to go to college. I played the trombone, studied hard, and worked my way through school. I've been a teacher, and restaurant manager, a bookstore manager, and a sales representative. I have a wife and two boys, and we live a pretty normal life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the LDS Church before I was born. I never knew what it was like to NOT be a Mormon. However, I came to my own conclusions as a teenager that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the Book of Mormon really is the Word of God, just like the Bible. I have strong, personal feelings about my Saviour,Jesus Christ I know I can do nothing with His Help, but I also know He wants me to daily try harder to be more Christlike in how I treat others. All of life's challenges, pains, and disappointments are swallowed up in what Christ did for us, if we follow him and live His Teachings a little better each day.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the lay ministry of my church since I was 12 years old. I'm not a social butterfly, but I do try to be friendly and welcoming to everyone, even if I don't know them. When I visit members in their homes, I try to invite the Spirit by having a prayer, encourage them in their scripture studies, or to set spiritual goals. The hardest part of my calling is knowing I am looked up to as an example, but I am still a normal human being who makes mistakes. Still, I do try everyday to be a better person, like any good Christian.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

By reading the Scriptures often, especially the Book of Mormon, we can find guidance and direction we can apply to our lives daily. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tithing funds are used directly to maintain our chapels, temples, and a few schools and colleges. They are used to help share the gospel, although the missionaries use their personal funds when they serve missions; which is what I did. We do not have a paid clergy. As a member of our ward's Bishopric, I am a volunteer, and maintain a separate career to provide for my family. One day I will be asked to step down from this assignment, or calling, and will serve in some other capacity. Show more Show less