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Hi I'm Christopher

A father, husband, student, laborer, and even more importantly a believer.

About Me

I have grown up in Northwest Missouri and have lived here all of my life. I currently attend UMKC in Kansas City studying Physics and Chemistry. My wife and I have been married for three years, and we have a two year old, and are expecting another one. We are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and what a blessing it has been in our lives. We have seen many blessings come through reading the Book of Mormon and also through living Christ's teachings in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

For the first time in my life I read the Book of Mormon all the way through when I was fifteen. I really wanted to know if what my parents believed was true. As I read the Book of Mormon, an unexplainable peace entered my life. I then prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true, as I knelt in prayer and asked, I felt a warmth and a reassurance that this book was a gift from God to us. The teachings of Jesus Christ in its true form are found in this book. Unexplainable are the feelings that entered my heart and mind, when I arose from my prayer with tears in my eyes, a deeper appreciation for Joseph Smith, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ; I knew without a doubt that it is true, and by extension that the Church is true as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by hoping, praying, and prioritizing! I hope that each day I can become a better person than I was the day before. I pray that I can resist temptations, and that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father with my family each day. Everyday I feel bombarded with not only lists of tasks that have to be done, but also with distractions. Often times I think we find ourselves too distracted from what really matters most. In this life with all of the amenities that are available to us, it way too easy to be distracted from family, or to even focus on a singular purpose. This is why I feel that prioritizing is an act of faith. I try to remain true to that which is important to me: 1)Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ 2)Family 3)School 4)Work 5)Everything Else.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

With a background that is being developed in science and research, I always find this question intriguing. I believe that everything around us tells us that there is a God and that he knows each and everyone of us personally. From the way in which our molten core provides our planet a magnetic field that is very effective at shielding our planet from the cosmic radiation of open space, thus making our planet a safe place for life to be enjoyed. To the ways in which miracles happen in our lives that allow us to wonder why they happened to us, or who allowed them to happen. I believe that a supreme being had to put everything in place, so that we can learn and grow for ourselves. Several years ago, I was involved in a fatal car accident, severe enough, to where I was evacuated by ambulance from the crash site to a medical center. After all of what seemed like 300 tests and scans were complete, the Highway Patrolman entered the room with a surprised look on his face. He said to me that I should have died, after they ran the metrics on what happened in the accident, they said that I should have died due to the high magnitude of the force exerted on my body from the crash. He claimed that it was a miracle that I was sitting up with only the few injuries that was being treated. My family and I wept, as we realized that our belief in God was realized, and that he does help us when we need him most. Show more Show less