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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Blackhawk helicopter pilot / flight instructor and a small business owner. I fly airplane for fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married. We have five children - two older children both starting families of their own and the three younger children are adopted from Korea. We enjoy our family time. I served in the United States Army for 25 years, seven years as an Infantry soldier, the remainder as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot / flight instructor / instrument flight examiner. I currently work as a Department of the Army Civilian still training men and women to fly Blackhawks at night with night vision goggles. My wife and I run a small (lawn care) business in our community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the first person in my family to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Early in my life I was baptized Catholic. We hardly ever attended church. My parents split when I was eleven. My Dad remarried and my step mom was a member of the Methodist church. I attended Methodist church, sunday school and youth group all through high school. I joined the military shortly after graduating from school. Occasionally I attended other churches and non denominational services - always feeling like I was missing something. Around 17 years ago I attended an LDS service with a new friend. I felt very comfortable and welcome. I went to church with her (my new friend) for more than a year. I learned more and more about Jesus Christ. I found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be the most Christ centered family oriented church I had ever been to. I read the Book of Mormon, I learned of the doctrine, I witnessed the service being given to fellow human beings, and most importantly I felt the spirit testify to me of the truthfulness of what I had been learning. I decided to be baptized and I also ask my new friend to marry me. I have been attending ever since.

How I live my faith

My family and I strive to live our faith daily. Jesus Christ was (and is) the perfect example - we are not perfect, but we try to be like him more and more each day. Even though life tends to be filled with busy-ness, we still make time to read from the scriptures and to pray - our youngest child always reminds us, it is time for scriptures and prayers.