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Hi I'm Chase Sayer

I'm proud american, an Eagle Scout, a music addict and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Chase Sayer. My father is in the United States Air Force, and as such I grew up as a military child. I was born at Hill AFB Utah, lived in England for 2 years shortly after my birth. I spent roughly 13 years of my live in various locations in California. I went to high school in Las Vegas while living at Nellis AFB. I am now currently serving a mission in Portland Oregon. My hobbies consist of sports (favorite being basketball), music, video games, and camping.

Why I am a Mormon

In my life my parents raised me with the correct and everlasting gospel principles, but that doesn't go to say that I always believed them or followed them. As I entered my teenager years I began to rebel. I didn't believe the "foolish beliefs" of my childhood. I lost faith in the church, gradually I even lost my faith in God and Jesus Christ. I began making "classic teenager mistakes". What I thought was fun turned to leave me alone with nowhere to turn. I was in a pit of bitterness when I decided to challenge God to see if he "really existed" I prayed asking if he was really there and if he really cared and if he would really help me, I got the impression to read my scriptures. I came across a scripture in the Book of Mormon In Ether 4:15. It was from that scripture that I realized I had crossed that "veil of unbelief" if spoke of and i was in fact in an awful state so I prayed to God again with that "broken heart and contrite spirit" and through that experience I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ. If the Book of Mormon wasn't true then god wouldn't have used it to help me gain a testimony of my savior. For God doesn't not use impure tools. My family and I took a challenge given by the prophet Gordan B. Hinckley to read the Book of Mormon as a family within a year, in turn he promised unseen tensions would dissipate and we would be closer and happier as a family. We took the challenge and saw the "fruit"Mathew Ch7 it was exactly what the prophet had promised. So in a nut shell I'm a Mormon because it brings me joy, and I've seen the joy in others as well. And we are all in that pursuit of greater happiness and peace are we not? I'm a Mormon because it helps me understand know and love my savior on a more personal level. Don't we all want that relationship? I'm a Mormon because of the doctrine of the plan of happiness god has for us. Isn't it great to know god has a specific plan for you that if followed will bring you everlasting happiness, i think so!

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full time mission, In which I dedicate a full 2 years of my life to the lord to help serve his children in any and all ways possible. However I wont always be a full time missionary, and from that point I hope to live my faith by showing how much I love it and by doing my best to live the doctrine. By trying to emulate Christ's example to my best ability to be a friend someone can count on and a husband that my wife can rely on and a father my children can depend on.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Chase Sayer
Todays society is looking for the easy way out. Fast food, cordless controlers, and so on. It's sad to see this same attitutude towards the doctrine of grace. If you truly want to know our belief on the doctrine of grace get a book of mormon and read 2 Nephi 25:23. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Chase Sayer
"Mormon" women are some of the best women in the world. They are taught from childhood principles of virtue that every woman should practice. I wouldn't say they are held equal, only because woman in the church are held in high respects, and reverence. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Chase Sayer
Your level of modesty is an outward expression of the type of person you are. A lot of times people are found wearing revealing clothing. Why do they do it? Often times it is for attention, they want to be seen, they want to be admired, and they are. They are seen through perverted eyes and admired by tainted hearts. It is encouraging people to look and admire ones body instead of ones soul. It creates lust, lust leads to immoral behavior and that just leads down a path of sorrow. Parents should give caution of the attention their children desire, parents should give there kids loving attention so they don't seek lustful attention from others. Parents should lead by example. Show more Show less