Hi I'm Chris
I am full of whimsy and thought. I have quirks... like a lot. I'm a huge geek. I have great friends. And I'm a Mormon.
I am a multifaceted man. I have a bachelor's in chemistry. And I'm going wherever the wind takes me with that quantitative background. I worked as a tutor in math and chemistry. The most challenging (and fun) part is interacting with the various personalities. I'm currently taking prerequisite courses for pharmacy school and applying this summer. I jokingly tell people that my plan is to sell drugs for a living. Wish me luck! I love to listen to music, watch movies, read works of fiction, ponder on grand questions, run long distances, and hang out. Listening to my friends may be the best. I tweet seldomly but it's a doozy when I do. I'm the only LDS convert in my immediate family. My uncle was baptized recently. When the sister missionaries ran into him, I came up as a talking point.
Why I am a Mormon
In high school, I wanted to figure out what I believe in and what I want out of life. I became much closer to my friends then, too. I noticed some of my friends are Mormon and decided to get to know them better because they are awesome. They invited me to church. When I found some free time, I decided to take them up on that invitation. That Sunday I watched the film "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration." Soon, I began taking the missionary lessons. I like what I was learning. After meeting the missionaries a lot, my friend Stephen pointed out that I need faith because I was still not entirely sure yet. That very night, my mind was restless, so I began studying. To learn about faith, I read Alma Chapter 32 from The Book of Mormon. I prayed and asked God if all this is true. I received the confirming witness that the Book of Mormon is true. I felt a burning in my bosom (my heartbeat felt strong &... it just felt right), and peace entered my mind. I could sleep easily. Afterwards, I wanted to be baptized. I like how when Joseph Smith was young he was trying to figure out where he belonged in his own way. Once he had a strong conviction of the truth, he followed through. I wanted a strong conviction of what I am doing. Now I have one. I also like how I can improve everyday by following what Christ taught. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ has everything I am looking for. I love how family oriented the church is. Families matter a lot to me.
How I live my faith
In my daily routine, I live my faith by making friends and building those relationships. I think that is the main way I live my faith. I like to share my humor with my friends and be there for them. If all I can do is listen, then I'll be there to listen. Being a member of the Church has put me in contact with awesome people. I count my small successes. I make an effort to learn from my mistakes and do better the next time. I remember not to berate myself for not being better now because God is proud of me as I sincerely try to become a better person. I know that bad things happen in life. The pain is going to hurt but it is part of the process. I know God will be there to comfort me. In the long run, I know good things will come.