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Hi I'm Christopher

I believe in and have a testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I love them. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 37 year old, father of three children. I am a lifetime student. I have been attending college/university for almost the past 20 years my life and have no intention of ever stopping. I know that it is my responsibility to learn all that I can and to pass it on to my fellow man. It is one of my responsibilities to make every situation that I am in better after I leave it than it was before I arrived.

Why I am a Mormon

In the middle of 2010 I met a sister from the Church. One day she made a statement "I want to be married and sealed in the temple." The way she said it was inspiring and I had no idea what that meant. I contacted the missionaries and asked them if they could explain it to me. Before they could answer that question, they needed to give me the foundation of the Church. They explained the Book of Mormon, about the restored Gospel, the prophets, what the temple are and why do we have them. They also provided me with a copy of the Book the Mormon and asked me to read and pray about what I read. I did. Every thing that I had read "felt" right to me. I had met with the missionaries several days later. I had explained to them what I read and how I felt. I also explained that there have always been things that I KNOW to be true, but was never able to find in the Old or New Testament. That night I explained FIVE very specific things to the missionaries that I knew to be true, but could not find. That night, the missionaries showed me EACH AND EVERY ONE of them in the Book of Mormon. I was in shock. It was a Saturday night. They encouraged me to attend church and sit through all of the classes. When I arrived at the church I sat next to the missionaries and told them that I read and prayed and that I had two questions for them. I was going to meet with them after church to discuss my questions. Once again, Heavenly Father and the Spirit showed themselves to me. The Gospel Essentials class that day was on my first question.The Elder's Quorum class was on my second question. God had provided the answers I had needed without me even asking for them. Within two days, he had shown me SEVEN things that I NEEDED to see, not wanted to see. I KNOW that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are true and exist. I KNOW that the Book of Mormon is real. I know that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I know this and more and that is why I AM A MORMON.

How I live my faith

I attend Church regularly. Every week, I am there AT LEAST once. I volunteer for additional work, look forward to this volunteer work and my callings. There was one point when I was doing approximately 8 church functions a week. Church on Sunday, FHE on Monday, Institute Classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I met with the Missionaries twice a week, assisted with the Bishop's Storehouse. I volunteered when ever help was needed. I companioned with the missionaries when necessary, the Elder's quorom, home teachers, etc..if anyone needed assistance they only had to ask. I love to talk about the Gospel. I am striving to live like Jesus Christ. I try to live the way the prophets have told me. I know that this is the key to my eternal life. While, I a man and prone to mistakes, I know that by using Him as my example, emulating Him, heeding the prophets, doing as commanded, and repenting when I fall short that I will attain celestial glory and be at the right hand of God after I leave this world.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Christopher
I love this question. A testimony is "proof" of something. I'll give you an example. You are most likely reading this from a computer right now. When you turn off your computer you "believe" or have "faith" that it will turn back on. You will receive a "testimony" of it AFTER it comes back on. When Mormons talk about our 'testimonies" we are testifying what we KNOW to be true, not "believe". You may ask how do we "know"? It is through the Holy Spirit, It is through prayer that we receive this knowledge. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Christopher
There are several different ways that a person can learn more about the Church. You are doing one of them right now. You are reading my profile at http//www.mormon.org You should also look at the official website Http//www.lds.org You can read the publications prepared by the church. They have several different magazines for different age groups. You may investigate the Church during our regular Sunday meetings I do not suggest this. When I did this, I did not understand the significance of what was occurring. After I was taught by the missionaries it made more sense. You can contact the missionaries this is what I did to learn more. You can also ask any of the members. Please, do not be shy. Approach any of us and we will help you. Every soul is important to God. If we can not help you, we will help you to find the correct person to help you I.e., missionaries or Bishop. Show more Show less