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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Yorkshireman, I'm a jeweller, I like science fiction and fantasy, I have a lovely wife and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm from a large family by todays standards! There are nine of us, but now my family is spread across the world so it's brilliant when we can all meet up again. We're all quite different but share some similar interests. I love music. I listen to many different types and I love hearing the styles and sounds that come from other cultures. I'm also a bit of a sci-fi and fantasy nerd and would be quite happy spending the day reading comics or watching films about space. I enjoy life and feel quite happy and content most of the time. I really enjoy helping people with tasks or problems they are working on too. In 2011 I married my wife who is a wonderful and wise woman. She helps me focus on what's most important in life (not music, comics or sci-fi). I love the time we get to spend together, and because of her I found out that I quite like animals too. I enjoy going out with her and seeing cows, pigs, goats and horses. I work as a jeweller and I'm really interested in gemstones and the craftsmanship associated with my career. I'm always trying to learn new things about the world I live in too. This makes me a formidable opponent in quizzes. I now live on the Southern English coast and it's great to feel the sea breeze and see the waves almost every day, though I do miss the hills and valleys of Yorkshire.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that were already 'Mormons'. When I was little I didn't really understand what the term meant so I was amazed to find out that my cousins were Mormons too. I always had an idea about what was good or bad, right or wrong. From a very young age I wanted to be the best person I could be. I always went to church with my family and I got baptized when i was eight years old. Even from that young an age I understood that my choice was important and would affect me for the rest of my life. Now much older, I am grateful for the choices I made when I was little. Being a member of the church brings happiness that has no equal. It's a deep abiding happiness that makes the good times in life even more wonderful, and that can carry you and I through the troubles and trials in life. The Gospel has given me a profound understanding of who we are, Gods love for us and where we are heading after this life. It's deeply rooted in my heart and I know that it is true. The most important thing in my life is family, and i know that my family can be together throughout eternity because of the extraordinary work carried out by Jesus Christ and by prophets both ancient and modern. I am humbled by the sacrifice and atonement Christ did so that I could repent from things I do wrong and get back onto the right path again.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an active religion. It's wonderful that it feels dynamic and modern, even though it contains elements and doctrines dating back thousands of years. It is a church where the people help each other. Whether its an old lady sending a letter to somebody telling them they're missed or whether its the young and healthy missionaries the church sends all over the world, people are all taken care of to the best of each persons ability. I have been called as the Gospel Doctrine teacher for the eighteens and over. I get excited that I am able to teach from the scriptures each week and hopefully say something that will make someone feel better. I try to teach in such a way that people will motivate themselves to be better, be happier or to get through a difficult week. I try to live my religion day to day. I pray each day to Heavenly Father and try to recommit myself to improving my life. I'm interested in social media, so I try to entertain and uplift others via that medium too. I follow uplifting things on these sites to remind me of who I am and the promises I've made to help others. Mormonism is an easy religion to live. You understand more over time. You just need to do your best, and if you make mistakes, pick yourself up and dust yourself off and carry on. You can always talk to people who will uplift and strengthen you. You are never alone and there will always be the means to get you through difficulties that arise.

What is faith?

Chris
My understanding of faith grows day by day. You can have perfect faith that somebody will be healed, and at the same you can have faith that if somebody passes away they will go back to God. That faith isn't any weaker. Ultimately, faith is trust in God that he will take care of everything, and that everything will be okay. Faith can start off as just a tiny spark, but if you cling to that hope, it will get stronger and stronger and it can carry you through anything. Show more Show less