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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a typical father of two beautiful daughters. I have a 7 yr. old grandson and enjoy all the activities that he participates in. I am a returned missionary and really enjoyed the service which I rendered unto others. I started college when I was 38 and completed my BS at age 42; in other words, I decided the importance of obtaining an education in my life, came later than most. I have a wonderful wife who is very giving. Like most, the economy of the mid 1990s and currently have been very difficult. In fact, in the 1990s I struggled trying to stay employed which was very difficult, and sometimes impossible. I understand how very discouraging circumstances can be that affect you and your family's life when they are out of your control. But with faith and a willingness to work, eventually the light at the end of the tunnel starts getting brighter until you have reached the end. In my case it took around three years before becoming gainfully employed. I count my blessings every day.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony started with the reading of “The Book Of Mormon.” This book provided peace to my soul and a greater knowledge of the purpose of life within God’s kingdom and church. I first read the introduction which establish a historical foundation. Then, as I read and pondered its contents, I began to come to the conclusion that a young uneducated man could not have created such a work on his own knowledge. You see I doubt that Joseph Smith knew much about the history in the Mid East. I also doubt that he knew that in the year 592 BC the Babylonian Empire would destroy Jerusalem under King Zedikiah’s rule. Today we know this because of historical evidence found in modern times that substantiates the historical value of the Old Testament. Nevertheless, Joseph Smith did not have all that research at his fingertips in the early 1800s. This book discusses how the Lord led a group out of Jerusalem before its destruction for a wise purpose, which became the forefathers of the North and South American Indians, who by the way mistook Cortez from Spain as a God during his initial visit to South America. You will realize that just like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Lord has always given his commandments to inspired men and that they were written down for the teaching and understanding of their progenitors. This is just one of many reasons why I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe that the Lord has revealed this record to the world in latter days in order to prove that He can and will communicate to all his children, not just the Jewish Nation. Therefore, if this work be of God just like the Bible, then the Church of Christ has truly been returned to the earth proving that the Heavens aren’t closed and a living prophet is on the earth guiding those who will listen. Along with this knowledge and by humble prayer, I have gained a personal testimony of this book and am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Living a Christ Centered Life is challenging, but worthwhile in an eternal perspective. One way I live my faith is by attending church service each Sunday. I enjoy fellow shipping and helping others. I have the opportunity to visit specific families that I am assigned to each month. Over the years I have developed close friendships from providing support, spiritual help, and a lending hand anyway that I am able. I also have church assignments called Callings, by fulfilling these responsibilities I am helping others as well as living my faith. I have discovered in my life, a steady commitment and exercise of living the everyday teachings of Christ helps you draw closer to him and those who he loves. You will draw closer with members of your family creating stronger family ties to each other. It is the little things I do which matter most and motivates me to live my faith, which brings true happiness and inner peace.