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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in Cedar Hills, Utah, I am serving a mission, smiling is a very good thing, my family is awesome, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Cedar Hills Utah and I am the youngest of eight kids. My parents are wonderful for putting up with me for so many years and I'm not really sure how they did it. I'm fairly diverse in my likes and hobbies. I love volleyball, swimming, reading, and learning. But mostly, I love to be around the people I love. I've spent a few years in college prior to my mission and I look forward to going into the medical field when I return home. I'm active in athletics and I love to push myself in that regard, but I also appreciate the moments when I am able to sit down and have a quiet moment to relax. I love to take walks and some of my best memories in life have come from those times where I took the time to walk through a park with friends and family. I love to smile and to be happy. Life can be so much more than we make it sometimes and the only thing holding us back is ourselves. When I finally realized that, I was able to make some changes.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've found that is what has brought me the most happiness in my life. I've tried other roads and have been left lacking. My true conversion came when I realized that I didn't have to feel the saddness I was feeling. I realized that it wasn't about how much I "failed", but it was about if I would never give up. So, being a "Mormon", to me, means being a good person no matter where you are and no matter what you've done. It means that I can change and become better, no matter how hard things are or how bad things have been. It means helping others and always trying my best. In the end, I've found that I'm a Mormon because the principles that I've learned have taught me how to find joy in the journey. That knowledge is priceless and the joy I've felt is overwhelming.

How I live my faith

I grew up in a wonderful home with wonderful parents. Unfortunately, I wasn't the most wonderful child. I put my parents through some really hard times, mostly because I wasn't living up to the person that they knew I could be. So, the way that I've decided to live my faith is by trying to always be the best "me". Everyone deserves my best and I should be more than happy to give it to them. I want to help everyone, even if that's just making them smile. I love to serve others and I haven't found a more enjoyable activity than that. If I can help someone be happy then maybe I have helped them a long the way to getting to know their Savior Jesus Christ. If I've only accomplishd that, then I know that I've made Heavenly Father happy.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Chris
Family means everything. Because we know that we can be together forever and not be separated by death, our family relationships can become so much more meaningful. When you realize that you knew your parents and your siblings before this life and that God put you here on earth with them on purpose, you begin to catch a glimps of how much God loves you. The greatest feelings of love start in the home. I've never found a love that reflected God's better than my parents. It inspires me to be a wonderful father and husband. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Chris
I am awed by the beauty of God's creations; When I look into the sky, when I look at a newborn child, when I see a beautiful sunset. As evidences go, those moments have spoken to my eyes. But for me, the journey of discovery wasn't through what I saw, but what I felt. God isn't a hidden God by any means. He loves us with an infinite love and is waiting anxiously to tell us that. I found in my own life that I just needed to ask Him if He was there and if He cared. It seems simple, but it's true. If the sea of brilliant stars, the endless rolling green hills, the grace of the oceans majesty, the perfect light in a childs eye, or other natural wonders of this world do not convince you...you personally can ask God if he is there; He will answer you. Show more Show less