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Hi I'm Chris

I live in Colorado. I make corrugated boxes for a living. I am married with four children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four children and a husband to my wife of almost 25 years. I am a decendent of Peter Christian Sorensen who joined the Mormon church in 1886 and imigrated from Denmark to the Salt Lake Valley. I was born in Salt Lake City and later moved to Hollister California where I worked with my father on our Arabian horse ranch. I have always had a love of horses and to this day believe that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. In addition to my love of horses, I grew up with a love of the mountains and continue to enjoy any activity that puts me in the great outdoors. My greatest passions after my family are dirt-bikes, alpine skiing, and football. My wife is convinced I enjoy the opening day of college football more than Christmas. She is probably right! My happiest moments in life have all come when spending time with my wife and children. When I am not spending time with my family, I make a living in the corrugated box industry (I sell empty boxes). I always tell people it is not as interesting as it sounds. I love life and am thankful every day for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Church has provided a means for me to develop a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and because of that knowledge my life is full of purpose and meaning.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the principles and teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have brought me tremendous joy and peace throughout my life. I have learned to be a better man, husband, and father through my membership in the church. Through my membership in the church I have come to know and understand the purpose God has for me in this life. I have also been blessed to know that I have the opportunity to live with my wife and children forever, not just "until death do us part". In a world filled with chaos and mixed messages, the church has given me a solid foundation to stand on that has kept me safe from many of the trappings and struggles of the world. I love the gospel and can not imagine life without it! I am also a Mormon because of the strong sense of community the church provides. I have never been around a more service oriented group of people. When I moved with my family to Colorado in 2007, the day we pulled into the driveway of our new home, we were greeted by members of the Church with a plate of fresh cinnamon rolls and the offer to help us unpack and get settled. These were people we had never met before. We had an immediate connection to Colorado because of the welcome we received by the members of the church. Since that time and throughout my life I have been blessed with many opportunities to serve others through the organization of the church. I am a Mormon because the Church feeds me spiritually, temporally, and emotionally. Everything good in my life has come as a result of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I will be eternally thankful for the understanding of the gospel it has brought me.

How I live my faith

Life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is both fulfilling and at times busy. The church has no paid clergy and is completely run by the members who serve in a variety of "callings". The "callings" may range from something as simple as a "Greeter" who welcomes members into the chapel for Sunday service, to a Bishop who is responsible for an entire congregation. The intent of members having individual "callings" is that everyone is involved and given the opportunity to contribute to the success of the Church and local congregation. Callings are generally for a limited amount of time so that members have opportunities to serve in a variety of different ways. My "callings" in the church have ranged from being a Cub Scout Master where I helped plan and organize Pinewood Derby races to teaching the adult Sunday School. I am currently serving as a Councelor to the Bishop who presides over our local congregation. While every calling has been different, I have found every opportunity to serve to be very satisfying. As I have served, I have discovered talents and abilities that I did not realize I had. For example, I never knew I had the patience to work with a bunch of 10 year old boys building and racing Pinewood Derby cars. Looking back, I loved the experience and now recognize how it helped me to be a more patient and loving father. I have also had many opportunities to serve with members of the Church in various ways in our community. We have taken the youth to the local food kitchen to serve the homeless. We have cleaned up along the roadway and participated in numerous other service projects such as cleaning up yards and painting houses. All of these experiences provide opportunities to look outside ourselves and find peace and happiness in lifting the burden of a fellow human being. This is where true joy and happiness can be found.