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Hi I'm Chris

I Love Bowling, I Live in Japan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Chris. I'm an adventurer and I love finding different things to try. Right now I live in Japan, which is rad because I get to try tons of new things! I love to bowl, and at the moment, I want to become a professional bowler . I enjoy giving service and making others burdens lighter. I firmly believe that if we all came together and helped each other just a little, we would discover a love for our fellow man that we might not have noticed buried deep down inside. The key to the gate that opens a mans heart, is service.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this church is based on three things that almost universally bring happiness; Being with family, never being alone, and growth. Most people enjoy being with family (or at least at one point they did), with the sealing ordinance, we can all be sealed to our families FOREVER. How dope is that? My next reason for being a Mormon is, I'm never alone. When I feel lonely, I get down on my knees and say a good 'ole fashion prayer. Usually its a prayer to feel the spirit or to be able to get through whatever is making me feel this way. I have yet to be let down. Whenever I needed him, the Savior has been there for me like the elder brother he is, offering guidance and open arms whenever I just need some assurance. Someone to say "It's gonna be ok". Finally the church gives me growth. Not only spiritually but knowledge also. I've learned to be open minded and to respect others opinions and cultures because of the church. The tenderness I have towards people is because I know how much our savior loves them. He loves them and has hopes for them just as much as he does for myself or anyone else who's apart of this church.And I think that's something special. A special kind of love.

How I live my faith

I try to find a way to help out. I don't like to see people sad. Nobody should be alone when they're sad or feeling down, and I am dedicated to doing as much as I can to make anyone feel better. "Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:27), and by golly why shouldn't they! My testimony and faith in this church are founded upon the principles of Charity, Love, Kindness, and Repentance. I am trying to be the change I want to see in the world, and its never too late to start.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Chris
We don't see the word of wisdom as necessarily a rule, but a guideline to keep us happy and healthy. I mean who would've thought that eating fruits and veggies in their season, eating more nuts and grains in the summertime and more meat during the winter, would be good for you? Every fad diet ever! Simply its the human diet. As for the Coffee and Tea thing...we as Mormons try to keep our spiritual-selves in charge of our "natural"-selves, that being the physical body. There are many ways we do this but the main ways we try to accomplish this is through fasting and observing the word of wisdom. When a smoker trys to quit, within the first 3 days or so the majority of the addiction is from their body craving nicotine. After that it becomes trying to break a habit (I used to be a smoker). Trying to not smoke after a meal because you always did before is difficult because as soon as you finish eating the first thing on your mind in the first month or so is, "MAN A CIGARETTE WOULD BE AWESOME RIGHT NOW". Getting through the first 3 days is the mind over body principle. Same idea. When you drink a beverage every morning at the same time it becomes difficult to stop. Sure the caffeine probably makes it harder, but after the first 3 days its all mental. Not putting ourselves in these kinds of situations is what the Word of Wisdom is for. We find value in our spirits' needs being stronger than our physical needs. Show more Show less