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Hi I'm Chance

I love sports, pennyboarding, and hanging out with friends...and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love talking to people! Meeting new people is exciting and fun; it energizes me. I try to meet new people every day. I love music just as much. It really brightens my day, whether I'm listening to it or playing it. My favorite place to listen to music is in the car, because I can feel the bass from all directions. Listening to music at the gym is fun too, because then every song is like a soundtrack to some epic movie. "Chance Running on a Treadmill 2: The Adventure". When I have free time, I like to play the guitar. It's something I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid, so sometimes I feel super cool when I can just pick it up and play a song. Mission accomplished! Sort of. Gotta keep practicing. I also like playing sports and pennyboarding. Chilling with my friends and family is the best, too! I put a lot of importance on education. I earned my Associate's degree before I graduated high school, and plan on getting my Bachelor's after I serve a mission. In what? Who knows?! I've got two years to think about it, so we'll just have to wait and see. I love dogs; I've got two giant slobbery ones that shed fur all over the place, and I love them. They're super fun to have around. The most important thing you need to know about me is that I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. It makes me happy, and that's why I choose to live it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born LDS; both my parents were converted long before they met each other. However, at one point in my life, it was up to me to decide if I wanted to continue down this path or choose another. I had to find out for myself if the LDS church was true, and if I was willing to live by the answer I received. I got down on my knees, and asked my Heavenly Father what He wanted me to do. I knew that whatever His answer was, it would be the right one. There's no way He would tell me to do something that wasn't right. I was approaching the age when young men typically served missions, and I was scared out of my mind. I didn't know everything, I wasn't sure of myself, and I wasn't absolutely positive that I needed to serve a mission at all, though I had been told I my life that I needed to. What I felt next was amazing. I felt a warm, joyful feeling in my chest, one that made me so happy, I didn't know what was going on. It felt like coming home and falling into bed after a long week of camping and sleeping on the hard ground. I felt safe and happy, and most importantly, confident that what I was doing was the right thing. I know without a doubt that this is the true and restored church. I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, that He suffered and died for me so I would be able to repent of my sins and return to live with my Heavenly Father. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, that it was translated by the power of God through the prophet Joseph Smith, and that he was truly called by God to restore His church to this earth. Most of all, I know that this gospel makes me happier than anything else in this world has or ever will. I feel at peace when I am living the standards revealed to us by our Heavenly Father, and I can't get that peace anywhere else. THAT is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am serving a mission in New York, New York! Not only is it a really great way to share the gospel, it's also pretty fun. New York is the best, and I'm enjoying every minute I get to spend doing the Lord's work.

Are Mormons Christians?

We are CERTAINLY Christians! I believe in Jesus Christ and his infinite and eternal Atonement that made it possible for me to repent. Without Him, I would be lost! I love and worship Jesus Christ as God's only begotten Son, who paid the ultimate price so I would be able to make it to heaven if I keep His commandments and repent of my sins when I make mistakes. Show more Show less