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Hi I'm Chris

I love rocks. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a college student right now and I love the outdoors. I'm studying geology right now and I love it. I recently returned from a 2 year mission to Argentina where I was blessed to help many people hear of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of my hobbies are biking, hiking, camping, and photography. I'm also an animal lover and one of my best friends is my dog, Koda. I enjoy country music and driving through the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the church. I never doubted that it was true, but at the same time never really knew for myself. I simply believed everything that I was taught. I remember when I was in high school, our stake (group of members in the city) had what we called the Iron Man challenge. The challenge was to read the Book of Mormon in 3 months. I did it and as I did, I truly felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that it is true. Since then I have never doubted that it is true. As I reached the age to leave on a mission, I wasn't sure as to whether I wanted to go. I struggled for most of my teenage years with social anxiety disorder and hadn't made up my mind yet as to what I wanted to do. I went to a year of college and on my way home for the summer, I was filled with a burning desire to serve a mission. I filled out the paperwork and was called to serve in Argentina. It is a choice I will never regret. It changed my life. I overcame my fears and weaknesses, strengthened my testimony, and helped others to receive it as well. I know that this is the true church. It was restored to the earth by a prophet of God. God speaks to us today and has shown us what we must do to live with Him and our families forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an "example of the believers" as Paul taught in the Bible (1 Timothy 4:12). Living the gospel is nothing strange or odd. I just do my best day by day and know that through Jesus Christ I can be forgiven of my mistakes. I keep my body clean and pure by abstaining from things such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, coffee, and tea. I show respect unto others by not using foul language. To put it simply, I try to be a good person.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

The family is an essential part of God's plan for us. Before we came to this earth, we were with God as His spirit sons and daughters. We knew Him and loved Him. God in his infinite mercy created a plan for us in the which we were given the opportunity to come to earth, receive a physical body, and create a family. If we live according to God's commandments in this life, we can live with our families forever. The ultimate purpose in life is to create eternal families so that we can return home to God and experience joy without end. Show more Show less