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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Pharmacy student. I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Outdoors is my thing. Anything that means I get to be outside, count me in. I love camping, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing so growing up in Utah with the mountains near by worked great for me. I also love exercise. Weight lifting, speed training, running, you name it and I love it. When I'm not outside however you can always find me with a book. Reading is one of my biggest passions. The more I read and learn the more I want to. I was going to school to be a pharmacist but I'm currently taking a two years break to serve the Lord. I figure that I'll probably be in school for the rest of my life because I just have so much that I want to know. Every time I find something I don't understand I do my research and make sure that I do understand. I come from a very blended family. It's my Mom, my Step-Dad, and then I have three older step-brothers, a younger step-sister, a younger half-sister and a younger half-brother. So quite the mix. My family is pretty much everything to me. I will always be there to back them up and I would do anything for them.

Why I am a Mormon

Well first of all, I grew up in it. My Mom raised me by herself and that was really hard on both of us, so when I saw the strength she received from her faith I knew that there was something wonderful about being a member of the Church. But anyone that knows about being a member of Christ's Church knows that "just cause you grew up in it" isn't a good enough reason. You really have to find out for yourself. I was blessed with the knowledge that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's Church at a young age. I was thirteen and I had a terrible experience at a youth activity that The Church had. I was really upset and never wanted to go back. My Mom of course knowing better told me to think about it before I made a decision and called the Bishop (sort of like the pastor but a little different). He talked to me for a little bit and got the answer "I'll think about it." How grateful I am that both him and my Mom are such smart people. As I thought about it I realized that it didn't matter that if I WANTED to go or not. I should go because it was the right thing to do and, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ expected it of me. It was then that I realized that this Church really is Christ's Church. I don't know how to explain it beside the fact that I knew. And that was all I needed. It didn't matter what happened from then on, I was going to do what ever Christ wanted me to do. And now to share a few of the things that I have come to know as a member of Christ's Church. First and foremost I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Everlasting God. He came here to Earth to suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane and then suffer and die on the cross for the sins of all mankind. I know that three days later He rose from the dead to be the "first fruits of them that slept." I know That The Book of Mormon is the Word of God and that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God. I know that the Gospel will bring happiness in this life and Eternal Life in the world to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my trying to emulate the example of Jesus Christ. In everything that I do I try to do what the Savior would. Sometimes I don't make the best choice but I further live my faith by using the gift that Christ gave to each one of us: the ability to repent. And I know that every time I make changes in my life to bring it closer to the Savior's I am showing my faith in Him and His Atonement. I also love being able to serve others. Whenever I am given the opportunity I jump on it. I always feel such love towards those that I serve and I am able to feel my Heavenly Father's and the Savior's love for me. I mean what better way to show your faith that by doing exactly what the Savior did in His own life?