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Hi I'm Chandler

From Kentucky, go to Brigham Young University. I'm preparing to serve a mission in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a small town in southern Kentucky, and I have taken a break from studying at Brigham Young University in order to serve a two-year mission in Brazil. I am the oldest of five kids, with three brothers and one sister. I love sports, and enjoyed playing them in high school. I have played the piano for 11 years. I love science, math, politics, economics, and history, and I ultimately want to go into medicine as a profession. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for my entire life, and have a strong testimony of the truthfulness of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ, and I know that this church is His restored gospel upon the Earth today. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and received revelation from them that none of the churches upon the Earth at that time had the fulness of the gospel. Because of that, Joseph Smith was able to restore the true church back upon the Earth, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A vital piece of this gospel is the Book of Mormon, which, along with the Bible, testifies absolutely of the predestination, life, atonement of, and divinity of Jesus Christ. I know that this church also has living prophets upon the Earth today, who continue to receive revelation that is vital to people on the Earth today. The power of God is still on the Earth, which is a beautiful thing, because He has not left us alone, and still cares greatly about us. I know the power of the Holy Ghost, because it is through the power of the Holy Ghost that I have gained testimony of the other aspects of the gospel. I continue to follow Jesus Christ and His teachings because I know that it is the only way to gain salvation in the next life, and that is my ultimate goal. I'm grateful that my ancestors joined the church in Europe and came to America, because it allowed me to be born into a family that already knew of the restored gospel. I know have the chance to take the good news of the gospel that I love to people who have never had a chance to hear it before.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each and every day. At BYU, I received a call to lead the group of men in my hall. This was a great blessing to me, because it gave me a chance to lead others and to help organize events and lessons. I had a lot of responsibility, but it was worth it. In March, I received a mission call to serve the Lord in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and am currently preparing myself to help build the church in South America. I am grateful for the chance to show my love for God and to be obedient by serving Him for two years. Each day, I try my best to follow the commandments of the Lord, and to live my life in a way that would be pleasing unto Him. I love the gospel, and although I make mistakes like anyone else, I am grateful that I know that I am able to repent and press on. I believe that works are important as a supplement to faith, as it says in the Bible. Because of this knowledge, I am performing works in the form of missionary work, to allow others to be able to have the happiness that I have through knowing of and living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a Mormon) for my entire life, and I can testify that Mormons truly are Christians. We believe in the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for the sins of the world, and that He is our Savior and Redeemer. We can repent of our sins through Him, because all He asks of us is a broken heart and a contrite spirit. He must truly love us to have given His life up to save us. Our teachings reflect what I have spoken of, and the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. We can learn more about His love, teachings, and miracles by reading this book. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by a series of prophets, as was the Bible. The reason that it is known by the title "The Book of Mormon" is that the various books were compiled into one work by one of these prophets by the name of Mormon. This is similar to the compilation of books in the Bible that were put together by King James (as in the King James version of the Bible.) The prophets of the Book of Mormon testify that God does live, that Jesus is the Christ, and that all men who come unto Christ and try to live by His doctrine will receive a fulness of joy in this life and in the life to come. There is a promise given at the end of the Book by a prophet named Moroni that anyone who has read it and will pray about it with faith and sincerity will receive an answer from the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true. Show more Show less