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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.

About Me

I am a multifaceted man. I have a bachelor's in chemistry. And I'm going wherever the wind takes me. I have always interested in healthcare. Right now, I work for a tech company that is revolutionizing the patient experience with their healthcare providers. Wish me luck on my journey! 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.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Chris
The purpose of life is to get a physical body and to gain experience to become more like Christ. We also form relationships with loved ones. As children of God, we can make them eternal. I can become a better person by learning from my own experiences. I can grow each day by following the principles I learn from church. Also, I can form friendships and encourage others to grow alongside with me. I believe in building strong relationships based on charity. I want to be a good person. The purpose of life is to improve and to continue to try to become better. We are not alone in this endeavor because Christ restored His church and is always there to help. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Chris
Only some Mormons are allowed into temples because Heavenly Father wants to share something sacred with people who are ready. Imagine you know someone and they are willing to share something special with you but only when you know them well enough to understand it. That is what a temple is for. It is to strengthen my relationship with my Father in Heaven. It is more sacred than it is a "secret." The temple is a place where only certain ordinances can happen. (An ordinance is a sacred event performed by the proper priesthood authority such as baptism.) In the temple, you learn sacred truths, receive ordinances such as eternal marriage, and perform ordinances for those who did not have a chance to when they were living. You can visit a temple before it is dedicated for these sacred ordinances. Please do. It is a beautiful place. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Chris
After we die, we still exist as spirits. We all die. It is still sad because you are separated from your loved ones temporarily but we still exist and can be reunited again. After death, we will be in the spirit world. People who did not get the opportunity to learn about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ can do so in the spirit world. I know I want to help them learn those important truths that will bring happiness. In the spirit world, we can continue growing and learning. Soon, our physical bodies will join with our spirit bodies once again in the resurrection thanks to the Atonement and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less