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Hi I'm Chase

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I eat, breath, and sleep sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Chase. My life since the time i could walk and talk has been ruled by sports and competition. I´ve grown up playing football and basketball competitively my entire life. I strive off of competition. It creates environment for growth because I want to do the very best I can in every possible situation. You've gotta push yourself outside your limits if you ever want to grow. I have many great friends and enjoy spending time with them whenever I'm not with my family or at school. I enjoy listening to all sorts of music, but don't come around with that heavy metal screaming stuff or deep country music. That's just annoying. I just started college and I'm hoping to start a career in the medical field. Not sure what exactly at this time, but you know, I'm only 19 years old. What can you expect? All I know is that I want a career that I can serve people. I love my parents dearly, and one day, I hope to have a family of my own. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church my whole life, but it wasn't until I was in my Senior year that i gained a true testimony of the Church. I went through highschool doing what I wanted to. I made mistakes, but my parents raised me well. I still had fairly good standards. But my true testimony came as I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. It's crazy how someone can grow up for 18 years in a Church and not read the one thing that holds the entire organization together. My church is founded on the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Everything we do is held together by that one book. Yes, we have the Bible too, and it definitely brings man closer to God, but if the Book of Mormon isn't true, then our Church crumbles. But back to my story. I started reading the Book of Mormon early in my Senior year. I'd started it many other times in my life, but this would be the first time that I would actually finish it. Through months of reading and reading, I finally finished it. I then followed the council given to us in Moroni 10:3-5 and asked God of the divinity and truthfullness of the Book of Mormon. My initial response was really discouraging. I've grown up my entire life hearing stories about people who have amazing spiritual experiences as they finish reading the Book of Mormon. I was disappointed. I wasn't feeling what I thought I would. It ruled my thoughts for several weeks. I continued to pray, and one day, I finally realized what I was doing wrong. I was looking for a floodlight answer. And God was giving me flashlight answers. I failed to recognize what was straight in front of my face. I'd always known it was true. I'd felt it as I read it. I'd read the Book of Mormon for 7 straight months and time after time, I had felt the confirming answer from the Holy Ghost that the book was true. I continue to feel that reaffirming answer each time I read. I love that book. Read it. I love this Church. I don't know where I'd be without it. I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I like to live my faith on a day to day basis. I have standards. I have rules. And I am brought joy as I stick to these standards. I try to live my everyday life in a way that my Savior, Jesus Christ would live his. I try to do the things that he would do himself if he were here. I am not perfect. I make mistakes everyday. But I love to learn from those mistakes and do better the next time. Currently, I am serving a two year mission for my church. I have volunteered two years of my life to completely dedicate my time and efforts to serving the Lord and bringing others unto him. This gospel has brought immeasurable joy and peace into my life. I've know my entire life where I came from, what my purpose is here in life, and where I am going after this life. These are questions that have probed humans minds since the beginning of time, and I have been blessed enough in my life that I have not been worried by these questions. In fact, these questions have brought me peace and joy more than anything else. I want to share that joy with the world. I want to find God's children out in the world that are struggling, people that are looking for answers to these questions, or just looking for something in general. The message that I am carrying can bring them a peace of mind. A peace of mind that everyone in this world needs, whether they know it or not.