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Hi I'm Chris

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been known to play as the ball in some sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an undergrad student working on my degree in electrical engineering. I love the outdoors and try to go biking, hiking, or camping as often as I feel I have the time. True to my roots, I'm a die-hard 49er fan and am loving what Jim Harbaugh has done with the team so far. Despite my love for sports, I tend not to watch them much on Sundays due to my church responsibilities, but I don't mind because that time is usually spent with great people. I'm very social and am much less likely to watch a game if I have no one to watch with. I also have a great love for music. Besides singing in the shower, in my car, to my roommates or anyone who will tolerate me for more than five seconds, I sang for a few years in the university's Men's Chorus. I also play piano and guitar. I was recently made the luckiest man on earth to marry my sweetheart in the Oakland Temple and now find my greatest joy is in spending time with her and building our new little home together.

Why I am a Mormon

I have read the Book of Mormon several times, and I know that it is a true book of scripture. Each time I read it, that truth is reaffirmed to me. The primary reason I know it is true comes from the feelings I have had while reading it. These feelings of peace, confidence and clarity of mind have come to me numerous times at various stages of my life, and I know they are from God. The Book of Mormon could not be a true book of scripture if it's translator, Joseph Smith was not a prophet. I know that Joseph Smith received the power to translate that book and the authority to restore the Church of Jesus Christ from God. As I strive to live by the teachings in the Book of Mormon and from current prophets in this church, I have found that my endeavors are more successful, my desire to help others around me is stronger, and I am a generally happier person.

How I live my faith

I take some time each day to pray and read the scriptures, which I feel helps me grow closer to God and have an increased desire to do everything else that I consider "living my faith". I try to be honest in what I do and say, and treat others with love and respect. I also try to serve those around me. This can be as simple as stopping to talk with someone who needs a friend or offering them a ride to wherever they need to go. I am privileged to serve as the sacrament or communion coordinator in my local congregation. It is my responsibility to make sure the bread and water is ready and available for the members to partake of each week. It doesn't require a lot of time on my part, but I feel this responsibility is very important because of the sacred nature of the sacrament and what it means to faithful members who partake of it. One of the most important decisions I have made in trying to live my faith was to voluntarily serve as a missionary for my church for two years in the southwest region of Russia. I did not choose specifically to go to Russia, but have never regretted the decision to accept the call to go there and share my faith with others. Besides greatly strengthening my own faith and helping others to feel God's love for them, I also gained some valuable skills and formed a few life-long friendships. I believe God wants my family to succeed, so I try to keep Him in the center of my home and often focus my prayers on the needs of my family.