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Hi I'm Chris

I was born and raised in Utah in a family of 8 kids. I am married now with 3 wonderful kids. I'm a Mormon and love it!

About Me

I am a young father and husband (married for 5 years), and I just turned 30 this last December. I grew up in a great place in Utah County and married my sweetheart, who is from a small mining town here in Utah. We met at a Single's ward, and once we hit it off on our first date, we haven't been a part since. I am self employed and provide for my family through the fruits of my labors. I went to a local college where I got my degree in Accounting. Just before graduating I met and married my wife. I love sports. I played basketball in high school, and still like following the local college teams. I love the outdoors, playing the guitar, being with my family, camping, swimming, working out, etc... Life is so enjoyable...even with it's ups and downs. It's all about the journey.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I chose to be a Mormon. Yes, I was born to an active family in the LDS church. I am grateful for the examples of two loving parents who taught me of Christ and how to follow Him. But, growing up I gained a testimony of Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, and my Savior, Jesus Christ. The lessons and principals which I learned growing up helped me avoid some of the pitfalls that many people, unfortunately, tend to stumble upon in their adolesence and teenage years (and even college years...some may say especially those college years). After graduating from high school, I chose to serve an LDS mission and received a call to serve for 2 years in Budapest, Hungary. I was 19 years old when I left. It was the greatest experience of my life! I learned a ton about Christ and about service. My testimony of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ grew as well. I had so many experiences where I was able to witness the power of prayer, and other miracles. I also learned how to speak Hungarian fluently, which is a miracle in itself! Now, I continue to be a Mormon because I cannot deny the experiences I have had that testify to me of the truth that exist in this faith, and the way it has led me to develop a relationship with my Heavenly Father and my elder brother, Jesus Christ. Not only that, I see the way it blesses my family and the way I am raising my kids. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve in my ward as the financial clerk, a teacher in one of the youth classes, and as the assistant employment specialist. It is an honor to be able to serve in all of these capacities. I truly feel that the Lord has called me for specific reasons to serve in each one of these capacities. Each week the members of our ward pay tithing (one tenth of their earnings) and this is collected by the leaders of the ward, or the bishopric. At the end of church services I sit down with a member of the bishopric and we account for the monies received and deposit the funds as well. The offerings that ward members give go to help pay for the facilities we use, to help those in the ward that may be struggling to make ends meet, to help others in our community who are in need, to help pay for missionaries, for humanitarian aide worldwide (anywhere great disaster hits), and other things. It amazes me how generous people can be. It also amazes me that everyone in our ward is a volunteer (even the ward leaders). They don't get paid a cent for their service. I know, because I see where the money goes. Tithing is an AWESOME principal that teaches us so much about giving back, acknowledging the hand of the Lord in our lives, sacrifice, obedience, and so many other things. I just started teaching the youth ages 15-17. The youth are INCREDIBLE! I am amazed at how mature they are and how much they desire to do good, and are good. They have testimonies of Christ, and great faith. I am excited for the opportunity to teach because the teacher is the one that typically ends up "learning" the most. And I love learning! There are many callings and ways in which members of each ward or branch are able to serve and lend a helping hand to others in the ward, branch, or community. We all know that there are many people struggling financially. A lot of people are unemployed. Well, each ward, or branch, has people, again volunteers who choose to accept a calling, who help members of the ward, or branch, to find employment. I am grateful for the opportunity to help those families that are in part of the struggle right now. I love serving!

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

I have been a member of the church all of my life, and throughout my adulthood the church has made it very clear that it does not support any political parties and that it let's it's members vote and participate however they feel is right. They do promote being actively involved with your community, government, and other places that affect our lives and our children's as well. Show more Show less