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Hi I'm Chris Jensen

I grew up in a single parent home in California. I love spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My Mom and Dad were converts to the Gospel. When I was 9 my mother was killed in a car accident. My Dad was left to be the parent of 2 kids. Thankfully he knew God's plan for us and why we are here in this life. He knew that thanks to that plan we can be together again as a family forever. This knowledge helped him get through this difficult time in his life. As I've grown older, it has helped me in the same way. Now that I have a family of my own, it brings so much comfort to me to know what I need to teach my kids in order for all of us to return to our Heavenly Father and be together with my Mom forever.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were in the Army and stationed in Germany. Two Missionaries knocked on their door and the rest is history, as they say. My parents felt that what the Missionaries were teaching was true. They had questions answered, doubts resolved, and felt that it just made sense. I grew up attending church and never really had an "A Ha" type of moment. But when I thought about what I was being taught and how it made me feel I knew that it was the right thing to be a part of.

How I live my faith

Our congregation is lead by a Bishop. That Bishop has 2 counselors that help him administer to the needs of the ward. I am the 2nd counselor in our ward. My duties include watching over the Children's organization that covers all youth up to age 12. I also watch over and work with the Young Men and Young Women that are 12 to 14 yrs old. I help with activities for them and participate in the Boy Scouts of America with them. It is at times, a daunting task to think that you are a leader to these young people. They are looking up to you even when it seems like they're not listening. It is rewarding to teach them leadership skills, to help them learn to serve those around them through service projects and other opportunities that arise, and help prepare them for life. Technically I'm their leader and am supposed to be teaching them lessons but they teach me all the time. The youth I work with are so knowledgeable about the Gospel and their Savior Jesus Christ that it is often very humbling.