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Hi I'm Christian Rodier

I'm a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me a profound sense of purpose and inner peace.

About Me

I love to learn. Teach me something I didn't know, and I'll be your best friend. Needless to say, I like the company of intelligent people with a great sense of humor.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints teaches us our true purpose in life---"Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy." It also provides a means to get there. Jesus Christ has said he is the way and the light. Those who follow him will never be lost but have eternal life. Christ teachings have provided him with a deep sense of solace even when life is tumultuous and personal struggles seem to have no end in sight. Thanks to the Master, I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and no matter how thick that darkness is, his light can never obscured.

How I live my faith

When I first moved to Utah, I was sleeping on coaches and only owned two suitcases, but thanks to the church's programs to help those most in need I've been able to pick my self up. The church helped me find work through there website (ldsjobs.org). They help the needy get job training, the poor get sustenance, and disaster victims, relief. Now that I'm on my feet, I help others who are down. I'm so proud to say that my donations to the church fund these programs, and that I have the privilege to be a part of that.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Christian Rodier
No. I am Latin American. I have full membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is the same membership that any white person would enjoy. I know of Blacks who enjoy the exact same blessing including the priesthood. There is even a blacks in our clergy. I believe in a Gospel that holds all people regardless of color or nation of origin to be children of God, and there is NO ONE who is excluded from our Saviors great love. Show more Show less