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Hi I'm Chris

I help maintain submarines and aircraft carriers for the United States Navy. God helps me every moment of my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new father and never knew the amount of love I could experience after introducing a wife and children into my life. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family. We have good times and not so good times but the good far outweigh the not so good. We work hard and life feels very crazy at times but at the end of each day we find that we have been blessed with health, comfort and peace knowing that we have a Father in Heaven that is fully aware of every aspect of our lives. He continues to help us along.

Why I am a Mormon

The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, is the book that brought me to know Jesus Christ in a greater way in my life. When I was in my late teens, missionaries invited me to pray about the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They told me about fasting and how if I would fast and pray with them, I could know the will of God. I felt so close to the Spirit and received a very clear answer about the truth of the restored church. As time has gone on I continue to gain a greater understanding of how important it is to have a living prophet and apostles on the earth today. I know the Book of Mormon and the Bible to be the word of God. I know the prophet on the earth today is a man named Thomas S. Monson. He is a good man, called by God to direct all of Heavenly Father's children.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I can enjoy being a part of a congregation that is small enough to get to know almost everyone in a short amount of time. The congregation or "ward" can be like a family to one another. The Bishop is the shepherd over the flock. I assist him as one of his two counselors. The other counselor and I work with the youth, finances and administrative issues. The Bishop and everyone who does the work in the church are not paid with money but with the blessings that come from volunteering our time for the work of God. Although I may spend less time with my family because of the work I do helping the Bishop, I find that the time with my family becomes more meaningful and better spent building our relationships with one another because of my service. I have found many, many added blessings in my life by volunteering my time to serve Heavenly Father and His children.