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Hi I'm Chase

I love performing for large audiences & spending time with my family. I love making people smile & laugh. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for Jesus Christ in the France Paris Mission and I am loving every minute of it. There is no greater work on this earth than the work of bringing others closer to Christ through His gospel. I belong to a family of five being the middle of three boys. At home I am a performer and my favorite thing to do is make people laugh. I danse ballroom, hip-hop, tap, and occasionally a good "Single Ladies" imitation. I am an Eagle Scout and support fully the Boy Scouts of America. I love nature and enjoy hiking Mount Timpanogos, snowshoeing, and camping. I enjoy wildlife and find wonder in the creatures God has created. You can sometime find me in the middle of the desert searching for reptiles or other critters. I like cooking for friends and playing a good ol' game of neighborhood wiffle-ball on occasion. I want to become an oral surgeon... but I also want to become a archaeologist, a marine biologist, and a popstar... we'll see how that goes haha. I enjoy reading books such as Eragon (the whole series included), Where the Red Fern Grows, and the sticker books that the young children in the church often bring to sacrament meeting. If I had a million dollars, I would buy a simple house, accumulate a years supply of food storage, pay for my education, buy my future wife some new shoes and put the rest in savings for emergencies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to my mother and father who were already members of the church. I chose to be baptized when I was younger, but I didn't fully realize the importance of the gospel until I was 18 years old. Growing up I always new that God was there and that the church taught good principles and made people happy and made my family happy, but I don't think I understood that aside from the fact the church was "good" that it was also "true." When I was 18 I saw my friends preparing to serve for missions and wondered why they were leaving for two years for this "good" church, but not stick with things that were actually "important." The excitement they had to be preparing to teach people about the Book of Mormon, made me start to really understand that there was something more to that book that my parents and teachers always talked about. I began to read the Book of Mormon for myself, and pray with a sincerity to receive an answer. It got to the point where I wasn't receiving answers to my prayers, or at least I couldn't recognize them if I had been, but I had faith that an answer would come. After a while that faith started to dwindle and I felt like giving up, but I knew God loved me and would respond and tell me the truth. In my greatest moment of confusion, I prayed to ask God if he really wanted me to serve a mission. I knew that if he answered yes to that question, it would mean that this church was true, that Joseph Smith really was a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon really is the word of God because I would be teaching other people about these things for two years. When the confusion in my soul was replaced by joy and warmth, I knew that this church was true. I have never been the same, and I have never been happier. I am currently a missionary and am grateful for having searched for the answer to that question.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. One of my favorite ways to serve others is by choosing to be a leader. I have been blessed to have many leadership opportunities in my community, schools, and in the church. In high school, I had the amazing opportunity to serve in a student government position for the senior class. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I knew that God had given me this opportunity for a reason. I remember just wanting to help the other kids at school and making their lives better in any way that I could. In this position I learned what it meant to magnify our callings. I was so happy to be where I was and to have that opportunity to serve that I wanted not just to fulfill my duties, but go above and beyond to take this responsibility to another level. I learned what it means to truly be charitable and that when we serve others, we are learning to love them. When I graduated that year, I had grown to love those students so much from serving them, that I may or may not have shed some tears when we left. I am a firm believer that it is through the daily events that we live, that Heavenly Father changes us and teaches us to become someone better. Whether it's a calling in the church or a calling in life, we can learn so much. I think that in this world we suffer from a culture where "leaders" are sometimes picked by popularity and to be a "leader" doesn't necessarily mean that they lead. I am grateful to know that in our Heavenly Father's organization, these types of leaders don't exist. I am grateful to know that God calls his leaders not because they're popular, but because they have things to learn and talents to share. I am grateful to be a member of the church that Jesus Christ leads with his prophet and apostles. I think that every calling in life is a leadership calling, because when we're not "leaders", we can still lead others by supporting the decisions our leaders make. And everyone's a leader when they choose to follow Christ.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Chase
To answer the question about what mormons believe, I have to first talk about what Jesus Christ taught. Through the intermediary of each prophet in the Bible, God revealed His great plan and His gospel. When Christ himself was on the earth, He restored the pure doctrines of His church, taught the principles and ordinances of His gospel, and acted as prophet and president of His church organization. He taught His commandments and how we would be blessed in keeping them. He taught the people how to make important covenants, or promises, with God in order to help us receive more blessings and gain further light and knowledge. Christ taught infinite love, and undying faith through His willingness to suffer for our infirmities and payed the price for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane. Christ taught that death would not last when he gave His own life for us and was resurrected on the 3rd day. Anything and everything that Jesus Christ taught while directing His church, whether through a prophet or by Himself during His mortal ministry, is what we Mormons teach and believe. Why? Because Jesus teaches the same Gospel today by directing His church through a living prophet, just like He always has. This is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This church belongs to Jesus and it is Christ himself who chooses every leader in His church. Mormonism is the latter-day nickname for the same church that Christ organized while He was on the Earth. Show more Show less