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Hi I'm Chris

I'm 26 years old and married to my best friend. I'm a DJ and I love running and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work at a college. I love running and being outside. I also love music. My husband and I have a DJ business where we do weddings, church youth dances and other social gatherings. I play the trumpet and love sewing, reading, writing, and spending time with family. I love anything with Sandra Bullock. She is and has always been one of my favorite actresses. I also love long road trips either by myself or with my husband or friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people think I'm only LDS because my parents raised me in the church but I believe everyone has to have their own conversion to know for themselves if the gospel is true. For me, that conversion happened in high school. I was the only member of the church at my high school and therefore it was often hard for me to stand firm on my values and not wonder what it would be like to follow the crowd. There came a time when I began to doubt if the gospel was really true or if I was only following it because that's all I had been taught by my parents. I decided to take the challenge found in the last book of the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:3-4. I prayed about the truthfulness of the gospel and through the spirit, received my answer. It was made clear to me through personal witness that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and that it IS true. I felt it then and the more I learn and grow in the gospel, I continue to feel it. I know that it is true and that God has revealed the truth to us. I know we have a living prophet that speaks to us and communicates God's will for us. I believe the priesthood power has been restored and through that authority, families can be sealed together for time and all eternity. I know that our elder brother Jesus Christ, atoned for our sins and suffered our every pain and affliction so that we can be forgiven of our sins if we repent, and that through Him, we can return to live with our Heavenly Father and be reunited with our families forever.

How I live my faith

I try to set a good example in all I do. I'm not perfect but I try...My calling at church is to teach early morning seminary. I have a class of 15 kids made up of freshmen and sophomores in high school. This year we are studying the Old Testament. This is by far my favorite calling I've ever had even though it requires me to be up at 4:30am for class at 6am. Spending each morning with such righteous, faithful youth is a wonderful blessing. I am constantly learning from them and love feeling of their spirit as we learn and grow together. I have come to love each of these youth as they were my own. I feel the love the Savior has for them extended through me. I try to share the gospel whenever possible by having pictures of Christ, temples and family in my home and office. This often sparks questions about the gospel. I love having the opportunity to share the gospel in this way. It's not like I'm out to convert the world, but if I'm able to share the gospel to educate someone and break down any misconceptions or stereotypes they may have had, then I consider it a success.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Chris
What it really comes down to is that everything we have comes from the Lord, even our income. In Malachi 3:8-10 it talks about tithing and how if we pay our tithing, the Lord will open the windows of Heaven and bless us so much that we will not have room enough to receive all His blessings. I know tithing is a hard concept for some people but I truly believe that the Lord blesses those who sacrifice for Him. By paying tithing, my family has been blessed in many different ways. I have a testimony of tithing and encourage anyone in doubt to "prove me now herewith" (Malachi 3:10) and exercise a particle of faith to pay their tithing. The Lord WILL bless you. Show more Show less