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Hi I'm Chris

I served a mission in Rome, Italy, I have a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and I love my Denver Broncos. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Colorado for the past 16 years. While living here I have come to love skiing, hiking, camping, rafting, biking, running, and the Denver Broncos. I also enjoy cooking, gardening, oil painting, and Blu-rays! I served a mission in Rome, Italy for 2 years and learned to speak Italian. I have a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with which I am going to become a dietitian and then go on to become a doctor of endocrinology. I am dating a wonderful girl who I hope to marry in the temple someday soon. Family and friends are very important to me and I've learned to cherish and love every minute I have with them. I find joy in serving them, serving in my calling and at church, and serving those around me in my community and country.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. While my parents are converts, I was born into a Mormon family and was raised Mormon. However, just like everyone else who was raised in our church, I had to gain a knowledge and a testimony of the truthfulness of Christ’s gospel and this church on my own. Through scripture study, prayer, fasting, hearing the testimonies of others, and regular church attendance I have gained that knowledge and testimony. Right after high school I distanced myself somewhat from the church and surrounded myself with more worldly things. While I wish I hadn't, I have come to understand that it helped me realize what I had lost. I realized I was not as happy as I was before I had made stupid mistakes. Sin left me feeling guilty and ashamed. I longed to feel clean again and the true peace and happiness associated with keeping the Lord's commandments and having His spirit in my life. However, during this trying time in my life I knew where to turn for peace because I still had a testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and I remembered the words of my parents, prophet, scriptures, and church leaders. After deciding for myself I wanted to keep the Lord's commandments and repent of my sins I found a joy that exceeded all the guilt and pain I inflicted upon myself through disobedience. I know that through the atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ we can become truly happy and live guilt-free, peaceful lives and prevent a lot of unnecessary heartache. Trials and temptations will continue to be a part of this mortal life, but I know that with the help of the Savior we can overcome all things. He loves us; our Father in Heaven loves us. Christ has prepared a way for us to return to their presence, all we need to do is have faith in him and keep his commandments.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am far from perfect, but I know that Christ will make up for all of my weaknesses as long as I do my best to keep the covenants I've made with him. I try to live my life in a way that if I were to die today and meet the Savior, I could look him in the eyes and tell him I did my best to stay true to Him. While in the Church I have had the opportunity to serve in Young Men's, Boy Scouts, Primary, as a full time missionary, as a Ward Mission Leader, Teacher, Sunday School President, in ward councils, and as a home teacher. I have also had a couple opportunities to be a counselor at Especially for Youth, a youth camp/conference put on by the Church to help youth between the ages of 14-18 be strengthened by other youth and counselors like me, develop friendships, and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. I find many ways to serve outside of church as well, such as; Food Bank of the Rockies, the Arapahoe House, Project Angel Heart, Educate!, and others. I especially enjoy serving my parents and family and others around me. I have found that the times in my life when I am the happiest I am serving others the most.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Chris
Not only do we need to treat our bodies with respect in order to keep the Spirit in our lives, but they are gifts from God. The human body is an amazing creation with amazing potential. The better we treat our bodies the more we can achieve. What we put in our bodies and how we treat them have long-term effects. While one glass of alcohol or a few cigarettes do not do much damage, they are addicting and can ruin lives. I know that by only putting good things in my body I feel better, I get sick less, I am physically able to do more, I am happier, I feel the Spirit more in my life, and most importantly, I am showing Heavenly Father how grateful I am for such a wonderful gift. Show more Show less