What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Christopher

I am a sales professional. I am a therapist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 amazing children and a husband to an angel. We've been married nearly 10 years and have a love of many things together, especially soccer. Both my wife and I play and have played on several teams and we even play on teams together. I enjoy many sports and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and camping. Professionally, I pondered for several years on how to find the career that would allow me to fulfill my desire to help others, while still having the time to be a responsible husband and father. I came to the decision to study psychology and eventually received my Master's degree in Counseling. I became licensed as a therapist and worked with kids and their families for several years and enjoyed it very much! Because of the economy and the obligations to my family, I began to pursue another career that I enjoy, sales. Although in a different field, I am able to help people, and be conducive to improving the lives of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I can look back and see how I had been prepared in my youth to accept the gospel as I was older. I was never really instructed in religion, although my mother was raised Catholic, and my father was raised in a Protestant home. I had a rough time choosing the right friends and peers to spend my time with, and ultimately I was forced to make a decision. In Junior High, I was told by my "friends" that they no longer wanted me around. At about the same time, an old friend of mine's father showed up at my door. He invited me to some athletic activities with the church and and old friendship regained lost mileage. We became best friends, and my best friend encouraged me to listen to the missionaries, go to church and when the time came, he baptized me. Following, I served a mission in Mexico, where I truly discovered life's purpose and was able to teach that to an amazing people. Prior to that mission, my stake president explained that the experiences I will have in the gospel would be greater than any touchdown I had scored or any home run that I had hit. At the time, those were really big things for me, so I didn't quite understand the magnitude of blessings the gospel would bring. I can honestly report, that the gospel has brought to me much greater joy and happiness than any touchdown or game winning play could ever bring. As a teenager, I had ideals of who I wanted to be. I realized after being in the church for some time, that I was able to develop the characteristics that I wanted to have. I love the gospel, it's real and it's true.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is actually a moment to moment effort. I wake in the morning and pray, then I read scriptures before anything else. We go through our morning routine, pray over meals, family prayers before leaving for school and work. I exercise my faith through the day making good choices, and believe it or not, being honest with people as a sales professional. Being an example is very important to me, so I try to be conscientious of the situations around me. A quote I heard many years ago still sticks with me, "being around people that make you feel good is important, but more important is that others feel good around you..." After work and school we take care of chores and spend time together as a family. We read scriptures as a family and say prayers before bed. The next day, it starts all over again, and it never gets old! I have served in various positions in the church, from basic duties to leadership positions responsible for managing several activities. Currently, I have a duty as a home teacher. A home teacher's responsibility, with a partner or companion, is to look after the spiritual and temporal needs of a few families in our area. We keep contact with them, visit on a monthly basis, pray for them, and answer any calls for needs that they may have. This includes giving blessings of health or comfort or assisting in other ways that may be asked for. It's a great calling!