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Hi I'm Christian

I am from Oregon. I love the smell of the forest. I love nature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 3rd of 4 boys. I am a huge adrenaline junkie and I try to always seek that rush, sometimes at the expense of scaring my mother half to death. I love white water rafting and everything about it! I love the mist of explosive rapids and the hydraulics of the water beneath my raft. I love the thrill of the cascading towers of water that surround you as you propel through the rapids. I love the heat of the day that is quenched by the cold water temperature. I love coming into the campsite at night and setting up camp and eating and crawling into the sleeping back and listening to the rushing waters of the river and the crickets chirp. You know what I love the most about it? I love doing it the very next day. I have had some close calls with turbulent waters and that only excites me and earns my deeper and greater respect for the power of nature. I love the smell of nature with all of her trees and flowers. I love meat. I also love vegetables and fruit. I believe that God intends us to enjoy and respect his creations with a thankful heart.

Why I am a Mormon

It amazes me how someone grows up in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints and is always surrounded and immersed in spiritual family activities and the teachings of Jesus Christ but never becomes converted to the church or more importantly, the pure gospel that it teaches. I grew up with the struggle of finding what truly brought me peace and direction. I searched every other way of life other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I often thought: "Maybe I am missing something?" "Maybe if I buy this or that I will be happy?" I struggled to keep my head above the waters in the sea of constant turmoil within myself. I tried to find answers in the ways of the world and found nothing that brought that inner peace I so desperately longed for. My soul begged for relief from the burdens I felt upon me. Upon coming to rock bottom, I sought guidance in the scriptures with no other apparent means of quenching the fire that tortured my inner spirit. I had been raised with the knowledge that scriptures bring peace to our lives. I came across a scripture in the Book Of Mormon in Alma 5:26: "And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?" I gained a firm conviction and testimony that THE SCRIPTURES STRENGTHEN US! I actually wanted to change my direction in life now. I was too tired of fighting against the lord's will and FINALLY realized that I couldn't go any longer without his help. I was fed up with living the life I was living. I now have a firm testimony that the gopsel of Jesus Christ is the only way to true and lasting peace in this life. I know that the priesthood has been restored to the earth. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I am an adrenaline junkie ,I'm human, And I'm A Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to be authentic and as Christ like as possible. I am very far away from perfect and I know that it is only through Jesus Christ that I can be. I try to live and keep the covenants I have made with the lord at the time of my baptism. I often try to bear my testimony to others of the sacred power of the atonement(His suffering,death,and resurrection)of Jesus Christ. I really strive to be an example to everyone around me so that they can feel our Heavenly Father's love for them.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

With all of the certainty of my heart, I know that he did. By simply reading, pondering, and praying to our Heavenly Father to ask if The Book Of Mormon is true I have found this out. Show more Show less