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Hi I'm Chet

I Love to laugh, I over think things way to much, and i am a Mormon

About Me

At some point in our lives every member has to gain a personal testimony and decide whether or not they believe the church is true. I was blessed to be born in the church, but i feel my true conversion started when i was thirteen and has been growing steadily ever since. It was just me and my mom at the time and we were in a bit of a rough spot. The lord helped us through. We have moved many times and the church has been a constant foundation for us. Growing up moving from school to school really gave me the opportunity to change myself, to find out who I really was instead of getting caught up in any stereotype, i could be whoever i wanted. I figured out that I am a bit odd and a nerd at heart but I wouldn’t have it any other way! My family has always been a big support for me, they helped to shape me into the person I am today and they taught me how to open up and love life, to enjoy whatever life throws at you and then throw it right back! I hope and pray I can live up to their example. I hated when my brothers and sisters slowly left home got married and moved on with life. But now i love thier kids and i love every chance that i have to see them and play with my nephews and nieces, now i look forward to the day i get to have my own family and hope to be the Father and Husband they deserve.

Why I am a Mormon

My Family has always meant a lot to me, I am the youngest of five and I loved having the whole family around. It was everything to me, but that all changed when my parents were separated. It didn’t help that just before the separation my brothers had moved out and shortly after both my sister had. It was just me and mom. Marriage and family is held almost sacred, second only to God. It went against everything that I know and believe in. But when it seemed everyone had left us one thing had stayed the same. We still went to church every week and they didn’t judge or scorn, but they did support us and give us all the help and love that we could ask for. My Mom was always very faithful and continuously turned to god for answers. She taught me to honor the priesthood I received and to fulfill all my duties. Whether I didn’t want to or I really didn’t want to, I knew what was expected of me. I know that Joseph Smith is a true Prophet. That he did Restore the one and only true church of Christ once again onto the earth with all the authority, doctrine and ordinances needed there in. I would challenge anyone to replicate what he did, the Book of Mormon, or the outstanding lay ministry, even the missionary program, because I know they can’t! Because this is Gods work not mans!

How I live my faith

When it comes to the gospel I find myself get a little lazy sometimes, that is really easy for me! I love that God knows us each individually, I know he does because through the responsibilities that that He has given Me. I have been able to learn to really love work! When I fulfill these responsibilities I often find that it changes me, little by little, making me better than I was before. I am so grateful to be in Christ’s one true church, I continue to study the scriptures and attend my church meetings and as I do something happens that seems to me to be simply miraculous. My Testimony, belief that the church is true, grows! It continues to grow there have been so many times in my life that I thought that I could never know more sure than I did then that it is true. Then it happens again, and I am continually left speechless. I could never deny, I know that this church is Gods one and only on the earth, again, to stay. I hope to help others receive the blessings from it that I have! I live my faith by fulfilling every calling, assigned responsibility from priesthood leadership, which I get. Then I continually try to improve myself, so that I may better serve my Heavenly Father. By sharing the gospel with all that I can, anyone that will let me, and I never want to be able to say that I didn't try. Because of what Christ Sacrificed for me, I will surrender myself for him! So that maybe someday he can say "well done thou good and faithful servant."

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Chet
No, we encourage all to investigate the church to find out for them selves if it is true. When I say investigate I truly mean it. In 1 Thessalonians 5:21 we read "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." we learn that we truly are never meant to accept any religion blindly. Even the religion that we are born into. The Blessings that the restoration of the gospel brings are available for all to receive if they will just do their part to receive them. That is why we try so hard to share the knowledge of the restoration with all people all over the world. Christ has more to offer each and every one of us, so come and get it. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Chet
This is a Huge Argument that is brought up by other churches. That we believe that our works will get us into Heaven. That is not true. We believe as many stout Baptist that I have met and discussed this with do we just have different vocabulary. We are saved by grace. Having accepted Christ as our savior we will do all that is in our power to follow his example and teachings, we call that works. Saying that we can only enter into heaven through the grace of god, we are given that grace and are saved because of our faith with our works, we believe as is taught in James 2: 26 that faith without works is dead. Thus it profits us nothing. Because someone can say they have faith but if they truly do have faith it will be manifest in their works. If someone truly believes we should be charitable, they will act charitably. We dont think that we will work ourselves into heaven, its nothing that we can do but what Christ did. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Chet
The Missionaries purpose is to give people the oppertunities and tools they need to find out if The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is Christs one true church restored to the earth. So they will talk about whatever you need them to talk about to come to that witness for yourself. You can giude the discussion which ever way you need to gain that witness. Primarily we discuss the restoration, gods plan for salvation, the gospel of christ, the commandments, and gods word in any form. Of what they say just ask yourself do i want to believe this? Then let the spirits tell you it is true. Show more Show less

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

Chet
Men and women are equally important. I love how paul put it “neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:11). With that in mind we do acknowledge our differences and know that we have different roles that does not however mean a woman cannot be the central provider or a man cannot be as nurturing. Regardless of situation or circumstance parents must be united and work together to support each other to raise a family in peace and harmony. As for myself, i have seen many things that women can do that i cant and whatever that may be i thank them for it, I think that Mormon Women are great! Show more Show less