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Hi I'm Chris

I was born in Maryland and live in South Carolina. My wife and I have six children. I'm a Navy Chief and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Maryland and two days before high school started, we moved to South Carolina. I call SC home! I have 2 sisters and 5 brothers, funny thing, I never really lived with the younger three as I had already moved out when they came along. I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world and we have 6 children. I am in the Navy Reserve and have served 19 years, they call me Chief! Love wrestling, the real thing, and I coach 4 to 12 year olds. I love God with all my heart!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, my Father has been a life long member and my Mother joined shortly after they met. My parents taught me to believe in God and his Son, Jesus Christ. They taught me the importance of the scriptures. I feel that I am lucky to have great parents that love me. I was not sheltered from other faiths, I visited most churches and was never discouraged to do so by my parents. As I visited other churches I found that they all had wonderful messages and loved God but I never felt the same as I did when I went to my church. When I was 18, I believed that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were real and that they loved my but I wanted to quit relaying on my parents testimony of the Church. I wanted to be able to say that I know it is true and I wanted that testimony to come from God! I started to read in earnest, mostly the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I found that as I read a calm would come over me about my doubts and confusions, then I understood that Heavenly Father was telling me that what I was reading was true. I started praying asking God if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was his church. I thought that my answer was going to come very fast, it didn't. It took weeks as I continued to read and study, ask questions and then as I was sitting in Church one Sunday, after weeks of asking God to witness the truth to me, he did. Very subtle and yet so powerful was my answer, the thought came into my mind that I already knew it was true and that I did not need to ask anymore. I wept without a sound and didn't let anyone know about my experience as I was overcome with the love of God, that he answered me in such a personal way that there is doubt as to who it was that revealed it to me. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church upon the Earth that has all the powers and ordinances that God has given to and for man. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I think that the largest thing I do is give a good example of members of our faith. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Mormon and they know that there a certain things we do not do for example drink coffee, tea or alcohol. I have never broke this covenant. I have been deployed 4 of the last 5 years with the Navy and everyone knows the reputation of a Sailor and especially of the Chief, well I am the acceptation to the "norm". I learned a long time ago by living in SC and being 1 of 3 members of the Church in the whole school that I would be watched and my actions would be scrutinized, I also learned that I should make my choices before I am faced with them and then there would be no doubt as to what I would do when offered to participate in something I knew I should not. I have served as a full time missionary in Chile, in the youth organizations as a teacher, mens organization, as Branch President (which is like being the Pastor of the Church) and currently as Ward Mission Leader. I love to serve the lord. For me there is no experience of service greater than working for Heavenly Father and serving his children. With each calling I think I have learned more then I have taught.