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Hi I'm Chris Castro

I'm a missionary, a soccer player, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey and my family is from Honduras. Unlike most families, i am an only child and i am super close with my family, especially my parents they are great role models for me. we spend a lot of time together and I am blessed that they were able to teach me about the gosple at a young age! Also, one of my favorite hobbies is soccer whether we are playing it or watching it, the game must go on! I just love the thrill and teh excitement and hopefully i will be able to go to the world cup one day! I am also a Biology major at BYU-Idaho and my goal to say is that i want to be a physician's assitant or also called a PA. Fianlly right now i am serving a mission in the California, Santa Rosa mission and it has been a blessing to serve the Lord!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, going to church was not something that was something i was always interested in. Before I became a member of the Church, I felt like I was not progressign and that I was doing only what my parents wanted me to do. As we were driving home from Home depot and we saw two missionaries walking, and my dad being the big mouth he is, stopped them and told them to come over. I was like great more church. As i began meeting with the missiaonries, they began to soften my heart and had the desires to be baptized and I did when i was fourthteen. Then two years later i had the privilage to baptze my own father, then a year later we were sealed in the temple for all time and eternity. The reason why i am a mormon is becasue i know the church is true, the book of mromon is the word of God and if we follow the principles found in the book of mormon, there is no doubt that our lives can change. This small blue book seem simple, but brings a powerful spirit and has taught to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I know He died for me without a doubt and He lives and so i can live again after death. I am a mormon because i know without this church i would not be here where i am today.

How I live my faith

As of right now I am currently serving in the Santa Rosa,California and it is a blessing. It can be hard at times, but I know that the Lord needs me at this time, and I willing to put my all into it! A mission is there not to only bless my life, but to help those receive the gospel of Jesus Christ and come closer to him. As i have studied the scriptures i have received answers to prayers and the more i pray, the closer i feel to God. I know He lives and He is a loving Father is willing to help us in any situation.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Chris Castro
The Atonement, is something so special. Many of us believe that Jesus Christ died for us because of our sins, which is true, but the Atonement is much more. Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ there is no temptation, sickness, or weakness that can overpower us. I know that we can not only be cleansed from sin, but we can overcome anything. As Jesus Christ was praying in the garden, he suffered everything that we suffered for those who were and ever will be, and so if we need some extra help in anything, all we need to do is ask and He will help us ever step of the way. Also, because the Savior Jesus Christ was resurected after He died on the cross, we too will be resureccted and we can will have an immortal body. Everything was was once lost, hair or a limb, will be restored back to its fullness again. It is not just an idea, but it a promsie and i know that promise to be true. Show more Show less