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Hi I'm Elder Chris Bodine

I was born and raised in Yuma, AZ. I love to play in the water, I am serving in the Canada Halifax Mission, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently graduated high school a semester early, and now that our prophet has announced that missionaries can leave at 18 years old, I have accepted that challenge. I really enjoy swimming, and I participated in the sport for three years of high school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born from very active parents in this church, and for a long time I participated because they did. However, in the last year or so i have developed my own testimony, by reading the words of prophets and the Book of Mormon. I have prayed to know, for myself, if this is the path I should be. I can now say for sure that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ on earth. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am currently a ward missionary, and I am awaiting my time to leave for my mission. My calling gives me a great chance to share the gospel with everyone I meet. I feel it is important for everyone I meet to hear of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Elder Chris Bodine
Mormons perform baptism for their deceased ancestors to provide everyone with the opportunity to be saved. Those who did not have the opportunity to hear the Gospel here will have that opportunity in the next life. So it is up to us to perform their saving ordinances by proxy baptism. This is not a new thing, we read in 1st Corinthians chapter 15 verse 29 that the saints were permitted to perform this sacred ordinance for the dead. Show more Show less