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Hi I'm Chris Snyder

I'm a mom, an accountant, a pianist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to wonderful parents who are some of my best friends today. As a youth, I loved music and school - especially the social part - I'm an only child! I went off to college where I met and married the love of my life. We have 3 sons and I count being their mom as one of my greatest blessings. I graduated in Accounting which is a perfect fit for me. I currently work as a part-time accountant and much of my work is done at my home at my convenience. Music is still a big part of my life and I am often playing the piano for some event - or just for my own enjoyment! Bargain-hunting and family history are two of my other favorite activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Catholic faith. As a typical youth, I had many doctinal questions. I found that my Mormon friend could often answer my questions in a more satisfying way than my religious leaders. As I read Mormon books like Gospel Principles, I was drawn more and more to the Mormon faith and found that the explanations and doctrine appealed to my logic and also to my heart. I was baptized at the age of 18 and have never looked back. Although my parents were concerned that I was joining a cult or that I would be one of a zillion wives to some man, they have watched over the years to see that their concerns were unfounded. I feel that Mormon doctrines and teachings have helped me be a better daughter, wife, mother, friend, neighbor and citizen.

How I live my faith

I love family history! I love the facts, the stories, and the connection I feel with those who have paved the way before me. Every Sunday I get to share my enthusiasm with a few people in a Sunday School class. We bring laptops and I help members work on their individual family history. As we locate ancestors or download information from www.new.familysearch.org, we are growing closer to those who have shaped our lives. We are then able to use this information take our ancestor's names to the temple where we can perform vicarious ordinances in their behalf.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Chris Snyder
To me, one of the most compassionate and merciful of the Mormon doctrines is that of Baptism for the Dead. If, as Jesus Christ taught, it is a requirement for all people to be baptized, what about all those people who lived and died without even a knowledge of Jesus Christ? By performing vicarious ordinances, such as baptism, for those who have died, we are able to give them the opportunity to accept the ordinances which are required by the Savior. As I prepare ordinance cards with my ancestor's names on them to take to the temple, I feel a closeness and connection to my ancestors and to my Savior, Jesus Christ. In a small way, I am able to participate in a vicarious work for others just as He did when He performed His Atonement for all of our sins and mistakes. Show more Show less