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Hi I'm Chris

I live in the Pacific Northwest and I love the outdoors. I am a father of four beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 30-something man who is married to the woman of his dreams and with her has four healthy, beautiful children. We are lucky to have have 3 amigos and a princess. Our world seems to revolve around them. Before our wedding around the turn of the millenium I had some wonderful experiences. I grew up in a town southeast of Seattle. I graduated high school and attended college in Idaho. While in college I decided to serve a full time, 2 year mission for the church. I was called to serve in the Washington DC area and got to spend time in 4 different states while there! I served in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and even in a small part of rural Pennsylvania. What an adventure that was! I met and worked with a wide range of people from highly educated government officials to back country hill-billies. I found I had something in common with every person. Following my missionary service, I returned to Washington state and then continued my college education in Idaho. Shortly after returning to college I was involved in a serious automobile accident involving a traumatic brain injury. I was in a coma for 3 days and my family was not promised I would recover. As a blessing from the Lord, I miraculously awoke but I had lost a lot of memory. With the memory challenges I decided to postpone my college and resume my previous employment. I continued dating the woman I was dating at the time and we quickly got engaged and married. We are now living the dream!

Why I am a Mormon

I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you read my profile about me, you know that I have been the recipient of some amazing miracles. These miracles have confirmed my witness of the truthfulness of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been lucky to have been born and raised in a family who has always been actively involved in the church, but just like every member of the church I needed personal experiences to confirm the truth for myself. There were several experiences in my youth and young adult years that provided this witness for me. As a high school student I participated in a youth camp at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo Utah. This camp challenged me to study the scriptures and taught me to sincerely pray to my Heavenly Father. It also taught me to prepare for, be worthy of and recognize the Holy Spirit. By using these spiritual skills in my life I had repeated experiences that built upon eachother to increase my testimony and witness of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of my belief in the Church, I chose to apply for both of the Church-owned colleges following High School. I was frustrated to not be accepted to BYU, but I was accepted to Rick's College in Idaho (which is now BYU-Idaho). A close friend of mine was already a student there and we decided to room together off campus. I had some amazing faith-building experiences there and chose to serve my mission as a result of many of those experiences. I am now a father of four children who daily teach me how and why I should live more Christ-like. When I see them express love, when I hear them pray, and when I hear them tell me of their love for our Savior Jesus Christ I know we are defintely doing what is right.

How I live my faith

The most common place I live my faith is within the walls of our home. I love the fact that there are pictures of Jesus on our walls, there are scriptures on our bookshelves and there is a feeling of peace in our home. It is so much easier to be Christlike when you are reminded of Him daily. I have had the opportunity to serve on Sundays also. I have worked with the youth in Sunday school several times. I was able to teach the 12 and 13 year olds and loved the experience. I found that they taught me more than I think I could have ever taught them. They amazed me with their knowledge and testimony of Jesus Christ. I have also been able to work with the men and fathers in our congregation as we learned from eachother and served eachother. What an amazing experience this was as I was able to be involved in service opportunities that assisted our brothers and sisters in need. The look of love and appreciation was greater compensation than any amount of money could have ever been.