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Hi I'm Christian Monson

I'm a missionary, a musician, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old. I'm a musician. I have had many great opportunities to perform and I have loved every one of them! Not many things make me as happy as being on a stage making music for others to enjoy. During my years of being a musician, I have developed a hobby of learning new instruments. Through years of studying, I have learned to play trombone, piano, guitar, ukulele, djembe, cajon, ocarina, recorder, harmonica, didgeridoo, accordion, and I love to sing! Every time I get my hands on a new instrument, I feel like I'm in a whole new world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born as a member of the church. Growing up as a member in Utah was very hard for me. Due to the fact that there are so many Mormons in such high concentration, a lot of them started to take it for granted and become very relaxed on their standards. A few years ago some of my friends started to fall away from the church. I then began to question my testimony. I had a hard time believing that it was all true. It wasn't until I turned to God and prayed that I gained a real testimony. I learned for myself that It was true. All of it. I love the church and I know it's true. If you're reading this, I challenge you to get down on your knees, pray right now, and ask God if it's true. I know that you can have the same experience that I had and can gain the same real testimony that I did. I love God. I want to serve the God. I know Joseph Smith is a true prophet. I know the Book of Mormon is the Word of God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a real prophet and I know that God still talks to his prophets today. I know that the temple is that house of the Lord. I know that through prayer you can know these things too. God wants you to know. He's just waiting for you to ask. I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

I have lived my whole life in the church and I've loved every bit of it! I have had many callings in my ward young men leadership. I have also participated in Scouting. I went to both the National Scouting Jamboree, and the World scouting Jamboree. During the World Jamboree, I had a wonderful opportunity to sing in the "Mormon Choir" as we were called. We were 160 LDS scouts from Utah all singing together in a choir in front of tens of thousands of scouts from all over the world. I had the wonderful opportunity starting the first part of the song "I am a Child of God" as a solo. That opportunity strengthened my faith more than any other time of my life. While I was singing, I felt something. It wasn't a huge feeling. It was small. That feeling was so calm and so subtle, and yet it had a certain power to it. Every time I pray, sing, or read the scriptures, I feel the same feeling. I know from experience that this feeling is the Spirit of God. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. On Nov. 7th, 2012, I reported to the MTC in Provo to prepare for a mission to Taipei, Taiwan. I am very excited to go! I'm the 5th person in my family to serve in Taiwan! I will be there serving the Lord for 2 years. There is no place I'd rather be than out preaching the gospel truth to the world! During my time here in Taiwan, I have come to find that Chinese is really, really hard. But I know that through prayer, study, and a lot of concentration, I can do hard things!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Christian Monson
Nope! Us Mormons are here to help everyone! I'm actually out serving a full 2 year mission right now for the church and I'm dedicated to help everyone that I meet. :) I love the gospel and I love to serve others. There is no better feeling than helping people! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Christian Monson
It's as simple as this. CPR. C stands for Church, P stands for pray, and R stands for read. Through attending our church services, we can gain a testimony through learning gospel principals. We can learn and grow from each others testimonies and help other people through our own testimonies. Through prayer we can communicate with God. We can ask him ourselves of the truthfulness of the church. We can ask for Gods help in building our testimonies. Through reading the Bible, Book of Mormon (if you don't have a copy look for the link and order one for free!), and our prophet's words (easily found on lds.org) we can receive revelation from God. God wants you to know the truth. He's simply waiting for you to do your part first. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Christian Monson
The church does not endorse specific political parties. We do stand up for our beliefs though in every way we can. Some members believe their political party best reflects those standards while others believe theirs is the best. The truth is, these standards are found in most political parties, just expressed in different ways. All parties have their positives as do they have negatives. We are all invited to study them all closely and decide for ourselves which party best reflects our views. Our church does, however, support political activity. All members should be full participants in all political, governmental, and community affairs. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Christian Monson
Yes, We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly, We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Articles of Faith #8 Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Christian Monson
Yes, of course! Jesus loves everybody right? So why wouldn't he come to the Americas and visit his "other sheep"? Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Christian Monson
We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly, we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Show more Show less