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Hi I'm Chance

I love listening to the piano, I'm an expert at playing arcade games, I'm a Science Fiction addict, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Chance and I am a the son of two wonderful parents. I am the oldest child out of four and I have two younger brothers and one little sister. Its important to me to be a good example to them, it pushes me to be a better person than I would have been. Family is everything to me! Who I am revolves around what have learned from all the different members of my family. I have moved around a lot and friends have come and gone but my family has always been there for me. Some things that I enjoy doing are going to old arcades, playing tennis, spending time with my family, watching the sun set, and riding my bike.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of what I know to be true. I know that God loves me and that he wants me to be happy throughout all of my life so he gave me a way to do that. He gave me the scriptures to read and study. He also gave me a loving family who want me to be happy. I know that Heavenly Father has helped me to understand that the Book of Mormon is true and of the peace it brings into my life as I read it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by acting upon it. Right now in my life I am helping others to know about the Book of Mormon and more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love helping people find the same happiness that I have found in my own life. I'm serving a volunteer mission right now in Florida, Ft. Lauderdale and I'm helping others come closer to Jesus Christ. I'm doing it because of the joy that I see when the people I meet have a strong desire to follow Christ and His teachings.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Christ himself said that, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3: 5) The Prophet Joseph Smith first taught about the ordinance of baptism for the dead during a funeral sermon in August 1840. For those who have not or were not able to be baptized by proper authority while on this earth can now receive that ordinance by proxy in one of God's holy temples. A member of the church may be baptized in behalf of their friends and relatives who have departed from us in this life. This gives the person who has passed on the opportunity to chose for themselves whether or not they want to enter the kingdom of God. Baptisms for the dead are now performed by Church members in temples throughout the world. Show more Show less