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Hi I'm Christopher

I'm a computer tech for a local school district. I'm married to my best friend and we have two beautiful daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 27 years old. I've been married to my beautiful bride for about 5 years. I'm still in love and intent to stay in love for eternity. We have two wonderful children together - They keep us on our toes (and give us grey hairs). I've studied computer science and have worked in the industry for about 7 years. I love anything outdoors (hiking, climbing, biking, frisbee) but especially underground - I LOVE spelunking (caving). I mostly spend my free time with my family playing games, which is my biggest hobby, or playing in the park.

Why I am a Mormon

I was having a conversation with a co-worker the other day and he asked, "why do you have faith in your God? If it's just blind faith what's to stop you from having blind faith and worshiping a lamppost?" To this I responded that complete trust is necessary to have in God, but not blind faith. They are very different. I have reasoned out my belief and faith in my Father in Heaven and, after thinking, reading and pondering on it, I've prayed. I was raised in this church, but my conversion story starts when I was about 15 years old, at a time when I was questioning everything from why the world is the way it is to the existence of God. After much study and pondering I knelt in prayer one night. I prayed and prayed, asking my Father if He were there.... Nothing. I asked again, and again, "are you there?"... Nothing. finally, almost in frustration I prayed, "Father... I know you are there, why don't you answer me?" At that moment I realized that He WAS answering me. He didn't answer me in the way I expected... no heavy hand, no rushing wind, no angel, not even a still small voice in my ear - but rather a whispering to my heart and my mind. I just knew. I just knew. After I realized that that WAS my answer I felt the greatest warmth I have ever felt. It sounds cheesy but it felt like a hug. There was warmth, comfort and love to a degree I had never felt before. I could almost feel His arms around me. When I felt I could understand the whisperings of His spirit I asked if I should continue in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Again I received my confirmation. The more I THINK about my Lord's gospel, the more I believe it is true - but my KNOWLEDGE of it comes from that night when I prayed, and many others like it.

How I live my faith

I go, with my family, to church once a week for three hours at a time. It may seem long but I actually enjoy it. I come away feeling rejuvenated. I serve as a 11-year-old Boy Scout leader. Each week I get to teach them a little about being a man. How to tie knots and be honest. How to make a splint and be kind. How to start a fire and be prepared. How to saw a log and be respectful. In so doing I have strengthened my own abilities and characteristics that make us happier and stronger. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.