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Hi I'm Kris

I'm a biologist and love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a research biologist and work for the government. My work has taken me to different parts of the world where I've met some wonderful people. No matter where I go or who I meet, I have come to realize that all of us want basically the same thing in life – to be happy.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young boy, I never had any reason to doubt that our church was true, since many people told me that it was. However, there came a time when I asked “Is this for me? Does God want me to be a Mormon?” At this crossroads in my life I realized that I didn’t really know very much about what a Mormon was “supposed” to believe in. I decided to read The Book of Mormon and other church materials every day for the period of a few weeks. During this time I felt a wonderful abiding peace within me which I felt was from God. This was my answer that The Church was actually true. Shortly afterwards I listened carefully to the words of the living prophet at that time, President Gordon B. Hinckley, and again I felt genuine peace and happiness sweep over me. Once I felt God’s love, it is the only thing that I ever wanted to feel! My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has fostered my beliefs that God really exists and loves all of us.

How I live my faith

Being kind to others at church, at work, or in the community brings meaning into my life and is good therapy when I have my own trials. Going to church is like a spritual oasis at the end of my week as I listen to hymns and hear testimonies. I also enjoy quiet time alone when I can read the scriptures and think about how they apply to my life. Prayer refreshes my faith that God is now only aware of us, but that He also knows our needs and how to meet them. I go to the temple regularly and feel close to God in a special way because it requires my spiritual preparation to enter into His house.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

God lets us know in unmistakable ways that He really is interested in our lives and wants us to be happy. The best example of showing His love for us was to send His Son to rescue us and help bear our burdens. Remembering His love is “a pearl of great price”1 and “a veritable palace of perfect peace”2. I always try to remember His love for me and all of His children, especially during life’s challenges because no one can do it alone. Some may find it difficult to let the Savior be their source of comfort and relief, but this does not make His power to do so any less real. Anyone who is willing to come unto Christ can partake of His peace and happiness. When we are less than what we should be and make mistakes, the atonement of Jesus Christ can help us to repent, be forgiven, learn from our mistakes and be healed. These truths bless my life and I am so grateful to know them! 1. Matt 1345-46 2. See “Come Unto Me”, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, April 1998 Ensign Show more Show less