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Hi I'm Chris

I was born in Mesa Arizona and raised in Logan Utah. I love family, friends, food, felines, Utah State, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Back home I really enjoyed being outdoors. Whenever I sat inside a lot I would get board real easily and just have to get outside. Most of the time when I told my dad this, he told me to go outside and do yard work, which I came to enjoy to some degree. I really liked to do pretty much any kind of recreational activities though, such as football, basketball, soccer, jogging, biking, and pretty much anything. I am really open to trying new things, whether it be sports, food, or just different ways of doing things I'm usually willing to at least give it a shot before I give my final verdict. The thing that really made me enjoy all the things I did though was being able to spend time doing those things with the people I love the most. I have a great family and some awesome friends that I think the world of. They are what brings me the most happiness when it comes right down to it. As much as I love all of the things I just mentioned, it is doing those things with the people I love that brings me the most joy. I have plenty of trials and weaknesses, just as everybody does, but it is my family and close friends that helps me get through those tough times. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful people in my life that makes life worth living. That is definitely the biggest blessing of all in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people would probably say that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints only because I was born into a family that were active members of the church themselves. Although this is true and that the church has always been a part of my life, it has not always been a part of me. I have seen many people who have been born into the church that have fallen away and have also seen many people who were not born with ties to the church, who were truly converted somewhere along the way. It is because of those things that I realize we all have to gain our own personal testimonies to be truly converted. I did not become converted to the church overnight and I strive to continue strengthening my testimony and personal conversion every day. Following the example of Jesus Christ is a process, not a destination. It is something that we have to actively pursue each and every day. Knowing exactly how to follow Jesus Christ can often be confusing too, with all of the different teaching and opinions that surround us. I do know though, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is lead and guided by modern-day Prophets and Apostles who continue to receive revelation and guidance for the benefit of all of God's children here on earth. It has been a huge comfort for me to know that we are being lead by inspired men of God and not just by men who teach with their own logic and understanding. I think Paul put it best when he said: "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it aof man, neither was I taught it, but bby the revelation of Jesus Christ." It is for these reasons, and many more that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many different ways and I realize that it is something that is probably a little bit different for each person. One of the greatest things that I have come to realize over my life is that two people don't have to be exactly alike to be members of the same church. We aren't all carbon copies of each other and that isn't the way it's supposed to be anyway. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news that all people, no matter what ethnicity, interests, and background, can enjoy the same happiness and blessings as the next person. As a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the West Virginia Charleston Mission, I have had and opportunity to minister to others and have grown to love those whom I have served. I live my faith by following the example and words of Jesus Christ to: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) and to: "be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:12) I also know that all the glory is to be given to God for everything that he has given me and for all of the opportunities that I have had to serve others. I also know that it is ultimately not our place to judge others based upon their current circumstances. Our church leaders have counseled us to make righteous judgements, not self-righteous judgements. Although I may judge a certain situation and deem it worthy of my time or involvement in it, I strive neither to not judge others nor to try and make myself feel better by putting others down. I know that pride comes before the fall and that we will be happier if we do not get caught up in it. In all of these categories I seek continual improvement and in all of these ways, and many more, I live my faith.