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Hi I'm Chris Roberts

I'm from Texas. I'm going to school, studying Statistical Science and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my junior year of college, majoring in Statistics. I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, but I've also lived in Houston and Draper, Utah during my teenage years. I have three older sisters who are all married and have kids. Growing up with only girls in the home was interesting to say the least, but I'm grateful for the experiences I was able to have growing up because of that. My parents got divorced when I was a little boy. Both have since remarried great people. Living in a divorced home was a strain on me as I look back on my childhood now. It really forced me to grow up faster than a normal kid. In high school I lived with my dad and step-mom. My dad wasn't an active member of the LDS church (he didn't go to church) and my step-mom is a practicing Catholic. That kind of situation made me think about what I truly believed in, and if I really believed all the things I was taught as a child in the LDS church. After high school I served a mission in the California Roseville Mission (northern half of Sacramento up the the Oregon border). Since returning home in 2008, I've been attending school in Provo.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it gives me something to hope for. It gives my life meaning and purpose. It gives me a meaningful relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without the gospel of Jesus Christ, I feel like I would be wondering aimlessly through life, wondering what this is all for, all the struggle, heartache, trials, and other misfortunes we have to go through wouldn't mean anything without the gospel. Knowing that there is something better to hope for after this life gives me reason to wake up in the morning. I couldn't imagine waking up every day not knowing what lies in store for me after I pass on from this life. I'm a Mormon because it gives me hope to become a better person. I know that Jesus Christ died for my sins and because of that, I can be forgiven of my wrong doings if I humble myself and repent and change. It gives me hope that as I strive to follow the example of Christ, I will be blessed with the guidance of His spirit. I, like everyone else on this earth, make mistakes everyday. Without the knowledge of Christ dying for my sins, this life would be pointless to me. Knowing that He died for me, makes me want to be a better person by following His example. It gives me hope in spite of my imperfectness, that one day I may be able to be cleansed and worthy to live with him again. As I sit and think about this question, one common theme comes to mind: purpose. I feel that because of the gospel that true happiness doesn't come through having a lot of money or the latest possessions or being the most popular person in your social circle. True happiness comes from having a relationship with God and Jesus Christ. It comes from following the commandments. It comes from serving those around us. It comes from becoming a disciple of Christ. I know without a doubt that this is God's church on the earth. I can't prove it to you, but I can say that I know because God has made it known unto by the power of the Holy Ghost. Of this I know and I cannot deny.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm a Sunday School teacher in my local ward. I feel blessed and humbled to have this responsibility to teach God's children. I'm humbled because every time I prepare my lessons for Sunday, I'm reminded of the little things I may be doing wrong in my life and it gives me the opportunity to fix them. In doing so I can become closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I try to live my faith every single day. Some days I do better than others, but I constantly try to better by following Christ's example.