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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a father and a self-employed designer creating illustrations, websites and more. And I'm a Mormon

About Me

My parents were converts to the Church when I was young so I grew up in the Church. I served a mission in Belgium and France. I have enjoyed a life in the Church. I married soon after my mission while I was in school with all of the expectations and hopes of living the "happily ever after" life. We had two beautiful children together. I got a new job. I had the opportunity of art directing several Curious George books and CD titles. It was a "dream job." I thought everything was as good as I could expect. Then my wife left our family for someone else. So with two very young children, I had to go forward on my own. Thankfully though my wonderful mother came and helped out for the next two years. During that time, I was blessed to meet and marry my best friend, in all places, Boston. When I thought life would be so difficult and unfulfilled without a companion, I was blessed with someone who is still my best friend, is a mother to all of my children, uplifts me and truly fulfills my life. I am now a self-employed designer and illustrator, designing and creating websites, illustrations, educational and advertising animations and more. My son has just returned from a successful mission for the Church. Living the Gospel has brought meaning and confidence to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I grew up in the church, I desired a personal testimony that this church was Christ's church. Before I served on my 2-year mission this desire became a necessity for me. So as I studied and prayed to know that this church was Christ's church, I received one morning, an undeniable witness that it was His church. I did not see an angel or anything, but a feeling, not from myself enveloped my soul and solidified it to me. Since then, my conversion has been one of experiences and personal manifestations of His hand in my life and His direction of the this gospel. The truths taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ring true for me and bring clarity to my life. I'm still learning and expect to still be learning until the day I leave this mortal life. That's another exciting aspect to this gospel, that we can continue to learn and grow as we come closer to Him. I'm forever thankful to have the church in my life and hope to share this happiness to others.

How I live my faith

Living the Gospel isn't always easy, especially where we live in such a media-rich world with all of the distractions we have. I strive to live my religion every day with daily scripture reading, daily personal and family prayers, and weekly church attendance. I have had several "callings" (opportunities to serve) in the Church from leadership to teaching positions. One of my most recent callings has been working with the Cub Scouts and it comes with it's own challenges. Though difficult at times, I have learned many things in all of my callings and I've grown through these experiences and have built great friendships with those that I serve with and those that I serve. I also spend time visiting other friends and members of the Church by serving and doing whatever I can for them. As a worthy Priesthood holder I occasionally give them blessings and perform other Priesthood services which have lead to many wonderful experiences. I will soon be serving regularly in the Temple, something I've looked forward to for some time. Though I spend much time serving in the Church and others when possible, my priority is my family. Being with and strengthening my family is my main focus in life. I cherish the happiness I see in my children. I have found that serving my family and the Church brings me closer to God and gives me hope, optimism and strength in life. I hope by reading this, someone will be strengthened and have more faith that God is personally aware and concerned for them.