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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Latter-Day Saint.

About Me

I am a genealogist and enjoy yard work and home renovation. I have a Master's degree in Finance and have worked my entire professional career in information technology.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was seventeen I met two LDS missionaries at my home in New Mexico. I had never paid much attention to the LDS church, knew of only two LDS young women at my high school and knew very little about their beliefs. I was raised Roman Catholic and always enjoyed discussing religion with my Baptist, Methodist and Evangelical friends. Discussing religion with the elders at that time was a nice exercise in understanding another person's faith and nothing more. However, I was intrigued by the LDS belief in a prophet, twelve apostles, a book about Jesus Christ appearing on this continent and how the priesthood was extended to many in the Church. After college I moved to the midwest where I once again met a couple of elders when I was twenty-three. This time I paid closer attention to what they were teaching. Prophets were important, likewise apostles, revelation and the priesthood. I found that the doctine of the Holy Trinity, whose creed I use to recite weekly, could not possibly be accurate. If God so loved the world (John 3:16) that He sent his only begotten Son how could they be the same? Also, if two of Jesus' titles are Mediator and Advocate how can they be both Father and Son in being? When listening and reading the testimony of Joseph Smith's vision I realized that the relationship between God the Father and Jesus Chris is personal and familiar. Shortly thereafter I joined the Church and have been a member since 1979. I have a great appreciation for the power of the priesthood and its reach in blessing the lives of people through eternity. I will forever be grateful for the elders who taught me the gospel, my first bishop, serving a mission, temple ordinances and the knowledge that there is something more than our earthly existence. I have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in living prophets, scriptures and the power of the Holy Ghost to teach and impress upon me the importance of life.

How I live my faith

I currently serve a president of our local genealogical society where I work with many dutiful and committed individuals. My association with them has benefited me greatly. Researching my family has given me an appreciation for the sacrifices made by parents and their ancestors.