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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in Pennsylvania. I love to spend time with my husband and baby boy. I love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, I went to university in a big city a few hours away. After one year, I realized I was not able to afford school on my own, so I joined the army. I had some interesting experiences, including living in Korea for a year. After being discharged from the military, I worked in group homes for people with developmental disabilities. After moving, I worked as a waitress for a few years, then later I worked at a hotel. In 2008, I met my husband online, and we were married in October 2010. We now have an amazing beautiful boy, whom I am privileged to be able to stay home with and take care of. My husband goes to works and goes to school full time to allow me this wonderful opportunity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic, but as I got older it didn't feel right for me, so I stopped going to church after I left home. I attended several different types of churches to see if something clicked for me, but it never did. I gave up on organized religion, deciding that I'd never be able to find one that I would agree with all of their teachings. After a few years, someone very close to me introduced me to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church. I struggled at first with some of the teachings, because some things were very different than what I had been taught as a child. However, any time I would struggle with something, I would think about it and pray about it, and always I would become at peace with it. I looked forward to my meetings with the missionaries, and I enjoyed reading the scriptures. I struggled with the changes that I needed to make in my lifestyle to put it in harmony with the teachings of the Church, but I received much divine help to do so. I investigated the Church for about a year before finally making the decision to be baptized. I kept praying for an answer, but felt like I wasn't getting one. It took me time to realize that the peace I continued to feel was my answer. I am so grateful to have the Church in my life. I experience a lot of happiness in my life, but the joy that I have felt since being baptized is incomparable. I know that this is the same church that Christ established while he lived on this earth. I know that this church was restored through Joseph Smith, who is a true prophet of God. I know that God loves us so much that he continues to bless us with a living prophet, to guide us through these confusing times. I know that true joy can only come through striving to live as Christ did. I am truly blessed for the joy, peace and hope that I have in my life.

How I live my faith

My husband and I teach 4-year-old children in Sunday school each week. There are usually about 6 children in our class. While it can sometimes be hard to keep their full attention, they always amaze me with how much information they actually soak up. I love their sweetness and innocence. I feel a great sense of duty to do my best to teach them and prepare them for baptism when they turn 8.