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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in Texas. My goal is to major somewhere in the Fine Arts. I love to play music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing Drumset, I've been playing for about 5 years now and I've always enjoyed the challenge that drumming offers--having to diversify your hands feet, bringing everything together in rhythm. It's so much fun. My favorite music to drum to is Classic Rock, Progressive, and Metal. Before drumming, I'm primarily a Percussionist. Basically this means I get to play a lot of instruments that make a sound when hit (ex. xylophone, timpani, bongos). I've been a percussionist for a really long time (I grew up around it because my Mom is one as well), but I didn't truly start "practicing" until I was 11. Two of my favorite instruments from the more obscure realm are the Bell Tree, and the Guiro. I'm also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I spent nearly 7 years working for it and finally got it. I love the discipline that comes from learning Tae Kwon Do, many of the principles can be applied directly to your personal life and also living the gospel. Most recently I've attended college and didn't quite have the maturity level for it. I passed most of my classes but there was not much "flying" or any "colors" as far as I remember.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and none of my immediate family are converts to the Gospel, but that doesn't mean that I haven't ever thought about or questioned the faith I was raised in. I grew up in Texas where my family was very much a minority in a religious sense. I had maybe three other friends throughout school that were LDS, and they were in a different grade than I was. Because of this, I grew up with friends from many different faiths. If I remember correctly, I was friends with Catholics, Presbyterians, Muslims, and Baptists. All of which became wonderful friends to me through my schooling. With this diverse group I was able to see the not only the differences, but the similarities between what I learned in Church and what they believed. This brought lots of questions as to why there were so many different faiths that all believed in God, were good people, and taught good values. These questions were never really at the forefront of my mind as a child, but came to light as I looked back on my old friends after having moved to Utah with my family. (my family moved because of my fathers work) I came to a full conversion to the faith I was living when my testimony was finally put to the test. After graduating High School I was left with options as to where my life was to go next. During this time there were a lot of critical decisions that I could make (or not make) that would change the direction of my life entirely. After hearing some advice from my father, I did the same thing that we ask everyone to do: I prayed to our Heavenly Father and asked him whether or not the Book of Mormon was true. After I asked I felt the Holy Ghost testify that it was true and I felt a great love and peace come over me. Afterwards I prayed about serving a mission as well and recieved and positive answer. I know that this Church is true and that it contains the fulness of the Gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon truly testifies of Christ, that he lived, died, and rose for us.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite callings in the church* was to be a Home Teacher. The purpose of a home teacher is to visit a few of the families of the ward (or congregation) that have been assigned to you and to see if there's anything that you can do to help them with thier needs. A home teacher will also share a spiritual message with the members and will help strengthen them spiritually. From this calling I learned so much through serving many of the members of my home ward and by hearing the many testimonies of each of them. *All callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are unpaid.