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Hi I'm Chris

From Mesa AZ. Im a son, brother, and an uncle. I love hard work. I like sports. I sing and enjoy music. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im 20 years old. I've always enjoyed playing sports, especially lacrosse. I love being with my family and my friends. My nephews and nieces are the best. I really enjoy movies and listening to music. I went to Arizona State University then took off 2 years to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I enjoy singing, I can play a tune or two on the piano, I recently got into longboarding, and I am gonna try to learn how to skateboard when i get back home (cough cough Elder Norbert Grabinger... cough). Right now im serving a mission. It has changed my whole life. The purest happiness ive ever felt comes from missionary work. I like to joke around, have fun, and be happy. I try to be an honest man and treat other kindly. Ive come to treasure the fruits of hard work and never giving up. I make alot of mistakes, but i learn and keep moving forward. I try to make whoever im with laugh and have fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon, because i have searched, studied, and asked for myself. I found out that this church is true through the Holy Ghost. I grew up in a good home with great parents who cared for me, wanted the best for me, and encouraged me to be all that i could be. I grew up in the Church and always was active. I had a simple testimony, tried to be obedient and do what was right. I believe i was truly converted when i was about 16 years old. At a challenge from our religious teacher, I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed and asked God for myself if it was true. I prayed to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was His restored church. I was filled with every positive emotion that i have ever felt in my life. I knew that it was true. As i have searched and studied on other topics of the church i have received a quiet but calm assurance that what i have learned is true.

How I live my faith

Well currently right now I am serving a 2 year full-time mission for the Church. I am serving as a missionary in the state of Tennessee. I love the opportunity to serve the people here and share the gospel. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I have always wanted to serve a mission, and now i have the opportunity to do it. I live my faith everyday by the way i act, the way i speak, and what i do. I try to be the kind of person that others know that they can depend upon. I try to make everyone that i come into contact with be happy and enjoy life. I love helping people have fun.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Chris
We can come to know God by talking with Him through prayer. In prayer we can communicate with God and feel promptings and impressions that He cares about us and loves us. We also have the scriptures to read and more fully learn about the character and personality of God, and what things we can do so that we can live the way that He wants us to. He promises us that if we do the things that he has commanded us in the scriptures, that we will begin to come to know him and that we will feel peace and experience happiness and success in our lives. We can also see His hand in all the creations and things that are around us. Coming to know and have a relationship with Heavenly Father is just like coming to have a relationship with others. We must work at it, and over time, we will come to know who He is, what He's like, He knows us, and that He tries to communicate with and help us always. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Chris
The Book of Mormon is a record from a people that lived in the Americas from about 600 B.C. to about 400 A.D. It was written by ancient prophets and just like the bible, it contains the teachings of Jesus Christ and prophesies that He would one day come and that He is the Savior of the world. Scripture is the inspired writings by holy men called by God to speak for and testify of Him and His son Jesus Christ. These men are called prophets. We can come to know that the Book of Mormon is more scripture from God by studying it and praying to Him to ask if it is true. God has given us another record, another testament so that we can develop more faith in Him and come to know more fully what plans He has for us in this life and the next. Show more Show less