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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in the Desert Southwest of the United States. I am a recovering addict. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Father of five Daughters. I enjoy Harley Davidson Motorcycles, time with my family, and more over I enjoy discovering what I am good at. A lot of people know that at an early age. I just couldn't follow the rules when I was growing up. I knew what was right but didn't make the right choices. I was drawn into the world of drugs and alcohol. I forgot all the lessons I had been taught and lived to use and used to live. A down side of all my hard drug use is I lost sight of who I was. I had a hard time giving up drugs and lost my family over my addictive behavior. I have worked very hard to get where I am at today and I have no regrets over the changes I have made. My life today if filled with joy and happiness even when facing adversity today. I have my oldest Daughter now living with me and I have enrolled in a State University. I have found that yes I do enjoy motorcycles, but there is so much more. Today I am able to enjoy photography, electronics, family, fishing, camping & a list that goes on farther than I have spacxe to describe to you here. I have a life many people would be envious of because I am working hard, living the gospel, and being honnest with myself.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was at my lowest point in life several years ago, i remembered my faith. I prayed for my father in heaven to make it all stop. I wanted to just go to sleep and never wake up. That was not the plan. I know that father in heaven answers prayers because he answered mine in short order. He helped me find recovery, he helped me rediscover the faith that had given me a perfect childhood, and he helped me realise he had been holding me up for a very long time. I know that my Father in Heaven is aware of my every desire and as I pray and search the scriptures he has put litterally hundereds of people in my life that have helped me to become a father that has children who love him. A person whos employer can trust him. a cild of god with a purpose in life. The mormon faith is the one I chose because I could feel the spirit and the love in my heart that I had not felt in years. This was the place where I learned that I was of value to no only society, but to my God. I have so much fun being in service to my father in Heaven. Service to others and sharing the message of change and recovery have been a major part of my life for the last ten years. Every day I grow closser to God in that the comforting spirit has wrapped me in his loving arms and said all is well.

How I live my faith

I choose to now smoke, drink, or disploay other offensive behaviors today. Today I love to work with Scouts and other kids. I am offten in the public view with the career that I have today. I choose to never hide the fact that I am a Mormon. I choose to chat with people I meet and tell them why my church works for me. I rely on my father in heaven to help guide my life and actions. I pray often, study the scriptures as often as I can, and never shy away from telling what my heart tells me is the truth. I truly love the life I have been given today and showing how I live to others that may be searching for a better way is one of the best ways I can share my beliefs with others. Today I participate with my family in all sorts of activities. I share my recovery with addicts often through service and contact with those who need my help. I was told once that all we are is a sum of our acts. I choose to act in a loving and caring manner today.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

I have been going to the Mormon church all of my life. I have never ever heard someone tell me to vote a certain way. Let me just say this. I vote for who I want, because I want. I don't get told how to do much in life. I really don't think someone at church would have the gall to tell me how to vote. I have voted for a wide variety of people and policys in my life. I vote for who I think is the best. Note that when I say "who I think is best.' I truly mean this. I evaluate, study, read about, listen to, all sides of an issue and then I vote. I don't talk about politics with people I care about at church sice my views are so different from a lot of the people I care about. My faith is my faith, my politics are my politics. I try not to mix the two up. Show more Show less