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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Husband. I'm a Father. I'm an IT Professional. I'm a Coach. I'm a Snow Boarder. I'm a Traveler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an IT Professional who enjoys delivering business value through technology. I'm a husband and father of four. I enjoy most sports and you can find me on the mountain snowboarding during the winter. I enjoy spending time in Hawaii. I'm happiest when I'm spending time with my family. Everything I enjoy is more enjoyable when with my family. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents believed in the saying “teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves”. While I was certainly taught to believe in Jesus Christ and follow His teachings, I was never forced to do so. It was while I was on my mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a 19 year old young man, that I learned the significance of having a Savior in my life. I learned that without him in my life, I was not going to become the person my Heavenly Father wanted me to become. I learned that my Heavenly Father had a plan, a wonderful plan that would allow me to choose for myself which path to follow. I learned that all paths weren’t equal and wouldn’t necessarily lead to the same place. I learned that my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ loved me and wanted me to be happy. I learned that my happiness was dependent upon my obedience to God’s commandments. I learned who I was and more importantly who I could become. I learned that what was true for me was also true for everyone else as God is no respecter of persons. As I have lived my life each day since my return, striving to become what Heavenly Father would have me become, I have felt His loving arms around me each step of the way. I have felt the atoning blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, who I know has suffered for me that I might live again. I chose to become converted for myself as a young man on the lonely streets of Brazil and now almost 25 years later, I still choose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints because I know more now than I ever have that this is the path Heavenly Father wants me to follow – the path that leads to happiness in this life and throughout all eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by striving to be like Jesus Christ. While I make mistakes each day and struggle to be the person He wants me to be, I find comfort in knowing He loves me enough to place me on this earth and give me experiences that will help me return to Him someday. Personal religious practices are an integral part of my life. Daily prayer and scripture study are a foundation that gives me strength to handle any obstacle that is placed in my way. One of my favorite practices is the few minutes each day our family reads from the scriptures and kneels in prayer. I know this strengthens our love for one another and brings a spirit into our home that blesses us each day. One of my favorite assignments is hometeaching. As members of the church, we are assigned to regularly visit some of our fellow church members with the goal to watch over and strengthen each other. I remember watching my father faithfully visit those that were less active in their church participation. Doors were slammed in our faces and rejection seemed to be the all too common reward for our efforts. I noticed that as my father continued to visit, these people saw that he truly cared for them and their families. Doors began to open, short doorstep visits turned into longer visits in their homes and eventually dear family friendships were established. As I have practiced what my father preached through his actions, my family has been rewarded with many friendships that will be cherished forever. Jesus said it best when he stated “love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”