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Hi I'm Chris Thompson

I am a fortunate husband and father, I like helping others get what they want, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my best friend for 16 years. My wife and I attended and graduated from colleges in Southern California while raising our first child. We have three children: a daughter and two sons. My wife is a elementary education teacher and I have worked in the risk management space for nearly nine years. I want my family to love one another and develop lasting relationships that will enrich their lives. I want my children to be healthy and happy, love one another, and learn to be caring and considerate of others. I want to provide a comfortable living for my family amd be able to assist my extended family in anyway I can.

Why I am a Mormon

My Mother was first exposed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints through a neighborhood friend and joined the church when she was a teenager. She joined the church because she decided to read the Book of Mormon, prayed to God and inquired if it was true, and received a confirmation of it truths. I grew up going to church every sunday, attending youth activities, and participating religious education, but I did little to gain my own convictions and testimony until I was a Senior in high school. Based on faith and hope, not knowledge, that the church was true, I willingly served a two year mission in Sendai Japan. I did not speak Japanese when I was called, I did not fully comprehend how this experience would shape my life, and, upon reflection, there is nothing I could have done during those two years that would have been of greater significance and import to me, my family, or my community. My mission experience was the most difficult and trying of my life and I would not trade this experience for anything. Most importantly, as I served my mission, I learned the truth. We are all children of a loving heavenly father. We are on this earth to learn how to love one another, gain experience, and qualify to return to him someday. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can return to live with our Father in Heaven. I know that Joseph Smith did inquire which of all the churches he should join, and he did see God, the Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ, and he was told not to join any church. I believe God did restore the same church Christ established on earth through Joseph Smith, a prophet. God has restored his authority to earth so that all of us can learn his plan and we can return to live with him. I am a Mormon because I am convinced of these truths, I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ. My life is an extension of this love. It is because of this love of God that I obey to his commandments and strive strive to obey every day.

How I live my faith

I am not a zealot or a fanatic, but an everyday human being. Chances are, whoever you are, there is a Mormon you have something in common with and can relate to. But even as I emphasize that we are normal, relatable people, I want to openly acknowledge that we are different in many ways. Among other things, we do not drink, smoke or engage in premarital sex. We avoid crass and vulgar entertainment, whether it be in cinema, literature or everyday conversation. We aim to seek after things that will let virtue and purity garnish our thoughts at all times. Our religion is a lifestyle, one that we aim to live 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the Bible, Peter instructs to "be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you." I want every person who reads this to know that the lifestyle I lead and the beliefs I prescribe to do indeed fill me with hope and inexpressible joy. But I am also not ordinary, simply because of a religion that has changed my heart and defines me more than my career, hobbies or possessions could ever do. I have a knowledge of and close relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I have a Heavenly Father who I know hears me every time I get on my knees and pray. I have an eternal family. I have a living prophet I can turn to for guidance in a world that grows ever more unstable. So much in life is unpredictable, but I have hope and peace because I have a knowledge of a God who makes promises of eternal happiness -- promises He does not break. And, I'm a Mormon.