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Hi I'm Chris

I was not born in the church. But one thing led to another, and here I am, teaching you about my beliefs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fifteen year old sophomore. I go to a boarding school that is 900 miles away from my home. I was raised in Texas, but now live elsewhere in the South. I have 10 siblings. My parents are divorced, and neither are members of the Church. I am the only member of my biological family who is a member. I didn't go to the 7th grade, instead I did the work over summer. I love to read. I am on the internet quite a lot. I am not sporty in any way, but i am an archer. I am a brony, and proud of it. And, I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 11, my dad married a member of the church. She was my first experience with the Church. After their marriage, my dad, brothers, and I started going to her church. It was nice at first, and they believed a lot of the fundamental stuff that I did, like Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Heavenly Father are three different entities, not the same one. After about a year, she and my dad asked the missionaries to teach us the lessons. The missionaries said that they wanted to have us baptized in two months. I was shocked! Their brashness surprised me. Later that night, however, I prayed to this "God" of their's, and was surprised to feel my whole body suddenly become cold, and then warm. The second that I asked if this church was true, I shivered, and then warmed up almost instantly. I knew that I had to get baptized, so I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and then made a deacon in the Aaronic priesthood. Fast froward to this year. The school that I go to is not exactly the most righteous in the world, and I was starting to myself become affected by the constant swearing, dirty jokes, and talk about sins this past weekend. I knew that my Heavenly Father was disappointed in me, and I hated that feeling of gradually losing the Spirit as I swore a few times and reveled in dirty jokes. I am ashamed of that time in my life. One night, when I knew that it had gone too far, I prayed that Heavenly Father forgive me of my sins, and to help me become the most righteous young man on campus. As soon as I had asked that, I felt the Spirit return to me in more strength than it ever had before, and I just knew that the Lord would help me to further His kingdom in my school, and to obey His commandments.

How I live my faith

IAMA teacher in the Aaronic priesthood. I go hometeaching at least once a month. I prepare the Sacrament every Sunday morning. I try to live my faith by example. I try to obey the commandments, and to be as a holy as possible, while still being man. People ask me, "Why do I never hear you swear?" And I respond by telling them about the Church. I do my best to explain the teaching of the Church, so I carry around an Articles of Faith card wherever I go.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Chris
Absolutely not! The practice was instituted in 1852, because there were so many poor widows in the Church that had children who couldn't work to support them yet. There was about 3 women for one man in those early days, and we are commanded to have children, but not outside of the bonds of marriage. The practice was abolished in 1890, when members were starting to be prosecuted for it. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Chris
To be blunt and to the point, we believe in not having sex before marriage, and when we are married, only with our partners. Also, modest clothing is very much encouraged Show more Show less