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Hi I'm Christopher Edwards

I grew up in Orem, Utah. I love to play basketball and go hiking. I go to Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love to play sports, especially basketball. I played four years of high school ball and enjoyed it very much. I also enjoy being outdoors. I love camping, hiking, and photography. I love to cook; making good food with my family is always a blast. I also enjoy playing games and just being with friends and families.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church upon the earth. I feel so blessed to have been born into a family in this church. But I have come to know of myself of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon. I prayed to God to ask him if it was true, and I felt a burning in my heart and indescribable joy. I know it is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he truly did see Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet on earth today and that he does commune with God on our behalf. I know these things are true not only because I've heard others testify, but because I have personally prayed and asked God if they are true. He, through the Holy Ghost, has confirmed their truth in my heart. Most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know he was born in Bethlehem and walked the roads of Galilee. I know that he suffered for us in Gethsemane. I know that he was crucified on Calvary. He died that we might live. I know that he rose again the third day and that He lives now. He performed the perfect atonement so that we can return to Him. All we have to do is have faith in Him, repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Ghost. I know that we can return to Him someday. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I try my best to live what I believe. I do this by actively attending my church meetings, studying the scriptures, praying, and trying me best to serve those around me. Currently, I serve as a Sunday School teacher in my ward. I get to teach the principles of the gospel to those around me, and I get to strengthen my own understanding of Christ's teachings. I enjoy participating in service projects and am eager to help those in need. I also try me best to look out for people around me who need a helping hand. On a personal level, I try my best to keep myself clean and worthy, to keep the commandments of God. I don't drink, smoke, do drugs, or anything like that. I keep myself morally clean. I don't swear or misuse the name of God. I don't watch inappropriate movies, play violent video games, or do other things that chase the Spirit and happiness away from my life. I try to live in such a way to be an example of someone who wants to follow Jesus Christ and become like Him.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Christopher Edwards
I know that there is a God because I have felt of His reality as I have marveled at His many creations. Everything beautiful in the world and in the sky was created by Him. There is no way it was an accident. Look at the Grand Canyon, or any other magnificent place and try to say it was an accident. You can't do it. There is a God, He loves us, and He created everything that we enjoy. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Christopher Edwards
When we are baptized for other people, we do something for them that they cannot do for themselves. They have already passed away, and do not have a body, so they cannot be baptized. Just as Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins, which is something we could not do for ourselves, we perform these ordinances and then each person has the opportunity to accept or reject them. It is the same with Christ's sacrifice, each person can choose to accept it or reject it. Show more Show less