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Hi I'm Christopher

I'm active duty Air Force, grew up in a small town in northern Utah and I'm LDS.

About Me

I've been in the US Air Force for about 13 years and married for the same amount of time. I traveled all over the world during my time with the military. I have two small children that are my life and hobbies. If I'm not at work, I'm spending time with them. My family is the most important thing to me and spending time with them is my biggest hobby. I enjoy woodworking, snow skiing, and motorcycles. I enjoy fixing things and doing small projects around the house.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by faithful Mormon parents who taught me the gospel and took me to church every Sunday. Being Mormon was normal life for me. Growing up, I went to church because my parents expected me to go. As I entered into my later teen years, I found it more difficult to live the gospel faithfully when I was simply doing so because my parents believed. I was asked by a coworker why I was Mormon and how I could believe the Joseph Smith Story regarding visions and translating ancient scripture into the modern day Book of Mormon. I realized that I didn't have an answer to his question and quite frankly was embarrassed and uncomfortable. I began asking myself tough questions about the church, reading scriptures in search of answers and prayed for a conviction of my beliefs. I didn't receive a miraculous slap to the face or anything like that, but what did happen is I came to a realization that I did believe these things for myself and had known for some time that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and the Book of Mormon is scripture from God. The next time opportunity struck for me to explain my beliefs and membership in the church, I wasn't embarrassed and found it easy to explain why I'm a member of the church.

How I live my faith

I've had many great opportunities in my life to get involved with others through my membership in the church. at the age of 23, I found myself serving as the President of the Young Men's Organization in my ward. I helped these teenagers feel the spirit on Sunday's and had fun with them during the week through the Boy Scout program, Basketball, High Adventure Activities and summer camping trips. I have to say though, that the best part of it all was watching these boys grow into good young men and make good decisions that would impact the rest of their lives. Watching the gospel have a positive impact on their lives constantly reminded me of who I am, what I stand for, and why it is important to continue to live the principles taught by the church. I've also served with adults and children over the years which have impacted me in other ways. But ultimately, I think the instant friendships encountered with members of the church each time I've moved has helped keep me grounded with others that share the same beliefs, morals, and goals that I have.