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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father to an energetic 2 1/2 year old boy with boy number 2 on the way. I have been married to my wife for 5 years. I just graduated from Law School. I love to spend time together as a family. I love swimming. I swam competitively in high school and college. I also love going to the beach, boating and snowboarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that God lives and that He has a plan for us. I know that God calls prophets to lead and guide his Church and that He has called a prophet today. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's church upon the earth. I believe that through the atonement Jesus Christ we can return to live with our Father in Heaven again.

How I live my faith

I strive to follow the teachings of our Savior by loving and serving my family and others. I have a 2 year old son and I constantly pray that I can be a good example for him. I'm also currently participating in the scouting program. I'm an assistant scout master and I work with young men in helping them earn their Eagle Scout Awards.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Chris
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. In September 1823, Joseph Smith was visited by a heavenly messenger named Moroni - the last of these ancient prophets to keep the record - in the same way that angels often appeared to Church leaders in the New Testament (see the book of Acts). The Angel Moroni informed Joseph that God had a work for him to do. Moroni told Joseph that a record of the ancient inhabitants of the American continent was buried in a nearby hill and that the record contained the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In September 1827, Joseph received the record, which was written on thin plates of gold. Joseph translated the book into English by the inspiration of God. The book is called The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is named after Mormon, an ancient prophet who made an abridgment of the sacred records of his people. The Book of Mormom supports and verifies the Bible. They both contain the teachings of ancient prophets. Show more Show less