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Hi I'm Chandler

I'm going on a mission to the Philippines, I love playing and teaching music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the church my entire life. I was born in Orem, Utah, but have lived in several places due to my father being a dentist for the United States Air Force for four years. This included living in the Azore Islands, which are part of Portugal, for two years. For most of my life, however, I have lived in Oregon. We moved here when I was eight years old and I have lived here since then. I am the oldest child in my family and the only biological kid my parents had. After me, my parents adopted children. My siblings all came at different times, but now I have five siblings; three sisters and two brothers. I enjoy doing many other things, especially activities outdoors and music. I love to go camping and hiking, and I go on as many trips with my scout troop as I am able. I also love to swim and scuba dive. This year, I was able to compete at Oregon’s State Swimming Meet. As far as indoor activities, I love to play the piano. I enjoy Jazz music the most, but I play and write in all genres. I am on my mission to the Philippines, Olongapo Mission. I am also interested in Chemistry. I have already been accepted to BYU and plan to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering there after my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I just relied on the testimony of parents as most people born into any church do. Around when I was fourteen years old, I really started to wonder for myself if the LDS Church was true. I am sure before this I had felt the spirit, but I had not really thought about it as revealing anything to me. So, as I had been taught, I studied the scriptures and then sincerely asked God if he was there and if the LDS Church was the true church. I received an overwhelming feeling that is hard to describe. It was like a feeling of peace and assurance. Ever since that day, I have had no doubt in my mind that the LDS Church is the true church on the Earth today and have come to recognize the spirits promptings in my life. Now I continue to strive to be like Christ and follow God's commandments.

How I live my faith

As far as Church activities, I love teaching with the missionaries in my area. I have done this as much as I have been able since I was sixteen. Through doing this, I was even given the opportunity to baptize a young man. I also am in a leadership position for my age group of young men. I am involved in running and planning activities and occasionally teaching lessons. I also play the piano for several different things at church. Outside of church, I strive to be faithful to the Gospel of Christ. I try to be kind to everyone no matter how annoying they may seem and sometimes end up being good friends with them. I also look for any opportunity to serve other people in my community. Throughout each day, I also try to set a good example of the LDS Church's standards and answer everyone's questions about what I believe in.