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Hi I'm Chris.

I'm a soccer and basketball coach. I'm a swim dad. I'm self employed in San Antonio, Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Day to day, I go through the same routine as many people. My children wake me up each day and I rush to catch up to the morning as it quickly zips by. I work from home quite a bit, so I'm constantly balancing work duties and family duties, focusing on "the most important thing I can do right now." My biggest smiles come from seeing my children running to me with open arms yelling, "Daddy!" My wife and kids are my anchor and everything I do is to provide them with a balanced home life. For work, I design and develop corporate workshops and training programs that enable employees to be competitive in the workplace. My work has been used throughout the United States and in parts of India, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada and I'm currently looking for opportunities in Hungary. In my spare time, coach my sons' basketball and soccer teams. I enjoy playing racquetball and golf - one day I hope to do those things again! I also love yard work, but it's difficult to fight the south Texas sun, so we find ourselves spending lots of time at water parks instead. If I get the chance, I'd like to get a motorcycle and ride through some of the country roads and eat at the hole-in-the-wall restaurants in rural Texas. But for now, a hot dog with my family will do just fine.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a tremendous testimony of Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice. I know that my personal foibles have been curbed by giving them to God and that it is through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ, that my shortcomings and their residual effects can be fully overcome. I can change and be forgiven because Christ has paid the price to be my personal Redeemer. It is difficult for me to see order made from the chaos of my life and think that this is only available for some of God's children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches God's plan to give all of His children an equal chance to accept the Savior's atonement and to return as families to live with Him again. To me, this is just. This is grace. This is the purpose of life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I once asked someone how often they read their scriptures each week and the reply was, "Well, I read every day by myself, and I read every day with my wife, but I only read with my daughter three to four times a week because I leave for work before she wakes up." I thought, "Over 20 times per week?" I wanted my answer to be the same. I now read from the scriptures or from living prophets at least a couple dozen times a week. And when you are in the scriptures multiple times a day, it becomes very easy to pray morning, noon, and night, and to have a prayer in your heart in between formal prayers. My wife and I have a goal of attending the temple once a week. With all the hustle and bustle, regular doses of peace and tranquility have given us the calming spirit we need to navigate the choppy waters of life. My wife and I also volunteer within the church. She works with the Young Women and I am a Family History Consultant, Ordinance Worker at the temple, and a Cubmaster for our Cub Scouts. We are very blessed to work with the youth in our ward - we have amazing youth with bigger-than-life testimonies of the Savior. Some of my favorite experiences are serving in the temple with them.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Chris.
This amazing work, performed in sacred temples by proxy, is Heavenly Father's answer to the question, "What if people die without baptism?" We believe all people have the opportunity to be redeemed by the Savior. Someone who lived on this earth without ever hearing about the Savior will not be robbed of that opportunity. In time, we hope to do our part in providing that important ordinance, by proxy, in the place designated to do such a sacred and important work - the House of the Lord, or what we commonly call "the temple." Show more Show less