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Hi I'm Chris S.

I'm a grad student, a triathlete and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love doing anything that will get me outside. I love hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, target shooting, rafting, rock climbing....I could go on. I'm married and I love my wife and her family. My wife and I love being together and occasionally she'll talk me into taking her out dancing or to a play. We have been married for several years and don't have any children yet. We are hopeful that we'll be parents soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith. As a teenager, I struggled to know if what I had been taught my whole life was true. For a time, my whole world seemed to be falling in on me. So, I decided I had to know for myself if what I "believed" was actually true. Was all the suffering and sadness I was going through for nothing? Or, maybe, was their a purpose to everything I was go through. I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. I wanted to know if it was a proof of the validity to the claims of Joseph Smith. And I received an answer. I choose to be Mormon every day. I choose to follow the faith I was raised in because I now know for myself that God the Father spoke to Joseph Smith and called him to be a prophet in our day. I know there are prophets and apostles on earth today and they lead and guide us through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They speak God's will for His children and try to prepare us for things to come. If we follow them we will be prepared to live with God again. That's why I choose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. Everyone has goodness in them. Sometimes this goodness is marred by sin, sadness, despair, loneliness, or something else. I strive every day to live as Christ lived. I strive to lift up the hands that hang down, to bring a smile to a stoic face, to reaffirm someone's choice to keep on living. I do this by visiting people I know are having a hard time, talking to people in line at the store, and being aware of spontaneous opportunities to serve.