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Hi I'm Christopher Wilde

I was raised in Idaho. I love having fun with Music. I'm proud to say that I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate from High School. I come from a loving family. I have a hard working father, a loving mother, and two brothers. One older, one younger. My brothers and I love to hackle each other. On occasion we don't get along, but I couldn't ask for a better family. My entire family is crazy about music, but especially me. It all started with my Mom. Her love for music just spread throughout my family. She is an expert pianist and almost went pro were it not for family. She also played the flute in high school and is now learning how to play the violin. My older brother plays the clarinet, bass clarinet, and piano. My little brother plays the trumpet, french horn, flugelhorn and tuba. My dad never learned to play an instrument but Mom says he plays the radio. I play the largest variety of instruments. My main instrument is the cello. I started playing when I entered 5th grade and have loved it ever since. Mom would get after me when I wasn't practicing. My mom also keeps a baby grand piano at home so I decided to learn to play it since my dad worked so hard for her to have one. In high school, I became interested in the other aspects of music. By the end of high school, I was the high school orchestra, band, and choir along with other extracurricular music groups and could play cello, piano, tuba, bass guitar, upright bass, and almost all of the percussion instruments. When I play any instrument, I just have loads of fun and I can't put the instrument down.

Why I am a Mormon

There was a time when I was less active in the church. Wasn't doing the things I was suppose to do. Went down certain roads that I shouldn't of gone down. I soon found that while the things I was doing were giving me short buzzes of joy, I was for the most part depressed. But when my older brother got set apart as a missionary, I realized through his example that I needed to build my life back up before I could even think about being a missionary. Now that I have fixed my life, I feel true happiness in my life. Although I shouldn't of done the things I did, I now know of several blessings the gospel has given me: I am blessed with knowing that not only am I a child of God, but that I am also a "great and noble" spirit. I am blessed with knowing that my current and future family will stay with me for eternity. I am blessed with knowing that when a close one dies, I will see them in the life to come. I am blessed with knowing that through the loving Atonement of Jesus Christ that I can repent of my sins and live with God again. I am blessed with the council of a true and living Prophet for my time. I am blessed not by one book of scripture, but 4. I am blessed by a loving family who also lives the gospel. I am blessed by the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I am blessed by so many other things that I cannot write them all down. And I truly hope for all people to come and to know of these blessings as I have.

How I live my faith

I am shortly leaving on a mission to Arizona. I am super excited because I get to go and share the gospel so that they may too get to know of the many blessings that living the gospel brings. I get to teach other people so that they might get to know of the true happiness that I am blessed to know.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Christopher Wilde
Because we realize that not everyone in the entire world is going to be able to listen to the glorious message. However, we believe that they will have the chance to hear about it in the next life. But you still need to be baptized to receive the blessings of heaven (John 3:5). This is why we do baptisms on their behalf. So those who want to embrace the gospel can in it's fullest state. There is a rumor that we perform proxy baptisms to force someone to become Mormon after they die. This is only a nasty rumor. I can see how someone outside of the church would come to this conclusion if they heard that we perform baptisms for the dead. But it is not the truth. We fully believe that they still have the right to accept or decline what has been done on for them in their behalf. If someone in the afterlife declines the things that have been done for them, they have every right to do so. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Christopher Wilde
Simplest answer is that the family is ordained of God. Families are how a lot of us learn about life and what our standards and desires are. Families are where we can seek shelter in a crazy world where it is hard to find peace. Families are where we can feel the closest to God's love. This is how God wants the family to function and is why he established it that way. We care so much about families because we know that a lot of obstacles can be conquered in life if someone is raised a strong, healthy family that lives the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less