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Hi I'm Christian

I am spare time writer and poet, a good-book enthusiast, music lover, movie goer, from Nebraska, and a misionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy music, if it's discussing and sharing, or listening and singing along. I love to read, write and analyze literature. I graduated high school and after that decided to serve a two-year mission.I am currently serving in Ukraine. I have alot of interests, dreams and plans for what I want to do, but I'll see what happens. I look forward to what life has to offer. I am a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practictioner, but had to put that on hold after an accident that lead to my collar bone being broken. I plan on getting back into that after my mission and do it just for a hobby. I love using my imagination to create a story and love to share what captured my mind with others. I love seeing people's faces and reactions as the story progresses. I love hearing stories just as much as I love telling them. I want to build something. I want to look back on my life and see that I did something with the time given to me. Will I be perfect at it? No. I am willing to try. I just want to help make the world a better place, even if it's in small and simple ways.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church doesn't exclude anyone from finding the need for a personal testimony. I wanted to know for myself if what I had been taught was true. So, I decided to read the Book of Mormon for the very first time at about the age of 10. I didn't understand most of what was written, but I remember the peace I felt. When I finished, I knelt down by my bed and did as Moroni 10:3-5 instructs. I asked God if it was true. I remember the confirmation through my heart that came. I felt more peace and love than I ever had in my young life. So time went on. I went to church, served in different positions and resposibilites, but over time it changed from doing it because my parents or others told me to, to me wanting to do these things because I love the Savior. I have had moments in my life where I have felt the Spirit strongly, but my conversion wasn't a moment so much as it was a process. Like a seed, it had to grow. I nourished it and learned that the gospel is simple: it is either true or it is not. The Book of Mormon is true or it is not. I can say with all my heart and soul now, that it is all true. I've learned that we have to ask and as we act on our answer we come to know more and more. We look back and what once was a simple belief has become a firm faith and hope that Christ is our Savior. I know He lives. The peace that this knowledge brings is indescribable. There is peace in knowing we are not alone.

How I live my faith

I was baptized at age 8. I was raised in the Church. When I moved from Utah to Nebraska, I was unprepared to have to be one of the only members in my school. That brought alot of attention and focus from friends and relations on what I believe. I had to clear up misconceptions and misunderstandings. That put me on the spot, but really taught me about the importance of having faith in what one believes. For a while, I was the oldest young man in my branch by 4 years. I came to learn alot about who people are, as individuals and as a group, and came to love them more and more. I learned step by step, the reality and truth of the gospel. I served in different callings and responsibilities and learned that without our Heavenly Father's help, we won't really reach our full potential. This lesson came stronger and stronger as I serve my mission. I learned that the gospel isn't about faces and places, so much as it is hearts and souls. I have tried, though very imperfectly, to serve people. Small things go a very long way. Kind words, a friendly handshake or hug, a smile or just taking the time to listen and lift hearts and hands that hang low, are some of the most powerful ways to follow the Savior. The way we live our lives is often the most powerful thing we can say.