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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in Utah, but outside of the Church. Now I'm a Mormon. I became a Mormon when I was 17 years old.

About Me

I work in real estate and really enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love movies and before my wife and I had twin baby boys earlier this year, I used to go to the theater at least once a week! Now, our babies take up almost all of our time! I enjoy listening to audiobooks as I commute from home to work. My favorite author is Ayn Rand and my favorite book is Atlas Shrugged. I also like working on my house and electronic gadgets!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in high school, I felt like there was something missing in my life. I was popular and had a lot of friends. I got decent grades and even a scholarship to a local college to play baseball, but I wasn't as happy as I knew I could be. I wanted to reach for something better and achieve more than I had been. At a moment of deep thought, I turned to a copy of The Book of Mormon that someone had given my little sister many years before. I read the Introduction, The Testimony Of Joseph Smith and The Testimonies of the Witnesses of The Book of Mormon (everything at the very front of the book). It was a powerful emotional experience for me. I felt in my heart that what I was reading was true and that it would help push me to be the best version of myself. Later I prayed about the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon. One single thought came into my mind as I knelt and asked Heavenly Father - 'You already know it's true!' I was baptized by my best friend only two weeks after our other best friend was baptized! I'm still a Mormon because my beliefs push me to be better and better every single day. I make mistakes and my progress slows, but I follow the example of Jesus Christ and use His Atonement to repent of my flaws and overcome them.

How I live my faith

I'm not a very outgoing person! I'm pretty shy and like to keep to myself. For me, my faith is about becoming a better individual and holding myself accountable to the high expectations the Lord has for His children. I live my faith through prayer each night as my wife and I think about how we can best raise our boys and protect them. I live my faith by doing the things that bring me true happiness - hard work and high expectations.