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Hi I'm Chris Baker

I'm a missionary in the Arizona Tempe Mission, I hope to be a Chemical Engineer, I love to fish, read, write, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tempe Arizona. I am serving for two years in the which time I hope to share my testimony to many people and bring the spirit of the gospel into thier lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon with goodly parents who taught me well. But as with all Mormons there comes a time when you need to know for yourself that the church is true. I had such an experience when I was fourteen and felt the warm, comforting witness of the Holy Ghost testify to me of the truthfulness of this gospel and church. Since then I have had many more such experiences testifying and reaffirming the truthfulness of Gospel Principles. Through striving to live the gospel my life has been richly blessed and I hope to share that with others in the years to come. I know this church is true and that it is divinely led through a prophet (Thomas S. Monson) that has authority and revelation from God our Eternal Father. The Book of Mormon is true, I have felt a reassuring witness through the spirit, time and time again as to its truthfulness and the power that it has to change peoples lives. Most importantly I have a Testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ and of his Divinity. He is the only Begotten of the Father, the Son of God. Through him is salvation and hope. He took upon himself our sins and suffered for them so that we might not have to and so that we can become cleansed through Him by the Gospel and priesthood ordinances that he has established upon the Earth. I know that he lives, that he was ressurected and now has a perfect body of flesh and bone. He has made it possible for us to return to Him and be with the Father in a perfected state. I have felt the whisperings of the Holy Ghost testify to me of these things and in return I testify that they are true and I do it in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by hearkening unto the precepts of the gospel. I fullfill church callings such as teaching and speaking in church. I read the scriptures and try and learn more of what I can do to be the best I can in representing the Lord and His church. I am going to serve a Mission in which I will share my testimony to many people and invite them to follow Christ. I try to serve others in the spirit and Love of Christ. I watch my language and my thoughts and try to speak wholesome uplifting words and cleanse my mind from things that would be disruptive to the spirit. I watch what I watch and the places that I go so that I will not cause the spirit to leave me. I try to follow my Savior and His Example and Teachings because I love Him and I am Eternally Greatful for what He has done for me.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Chris Baker
They proselyte because they want others to receive the Joy that they have received through the knowledge that Jesus Christ lives, there is purpose to life, that we can live again by hearkening to the Teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that the Gospel has been restored to the earth! Once you come to receive that knowledge for yourself and have seen how it has blessed you in your life then you just feel you need to share that with others! Show more Show less