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Hi I'm Christian

Son to 2, sibling to 6, husband to 1, and father to 6. I, too, am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

About Me

I'm just an average person, trying my best to juggle the demands of a young and growing family, service in my church, and my career in accounting & finance. I have an angel for a wife and 6 wonderful daughters. My wife and I met and were married in college while she was pursuing a degree in Education and I a degree in Accounting. I've lived all over the world and have a deep love and admiration for the various cultures and people on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel and believe deep in my heart that the principles and teachings of the church are true. I'm naturally a skeptical person, slow to believe fantastic stories and quick to look for the logic that might explain, rationalize, or even debunk them. I know many people are the same way, we just naturally question things we don't understand. But having said that, I must admit that I firmly believe the fantastic stories found in the Holy Bible. Case in point, Moses parting the Red Sea. Does it seem remotely possible that someone could command a sea to split open so a large group of people could pass through it on dry ground? My logical mind screams NO. But a quiet voice, a distant thought, tells me it did truly happen. And I believe it with all my heart. That's why I have no problem at all believing that Joseph Smith literally saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ after offering a humble prayer the morning of April 6, 1820. If I believe any of the fantastic stories from the Holy Bible, then logically my mind must accept that such things are possible in our day. And if that experience truly did happen to Joseph Smith, then he must also have been devinely assisted in locating, translating and publishing ancient records into our modern day Book of Mormon. I've invested long hours of prayer and meditation to gain my personal witness that these things did happen. Now I can truly say that I know in my mind and my heart that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that the Book of Mormon and Bible are true, and that Jesus is the Christ. It's hard to put in words, but I've received a personal witness from the Holy Spirit that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Christ on the earth, that this is His church and He leads it.

How I live my faith

I was born into a faithful LDS family and baptized a member the LDS church when I turned 8 years old. I served a mission for the church when I was 19. I was married for time and all eternity in the LDS temple in St. Louis when I was 22. I mention these milestones in my life, because I feel they were pivotal choices made a young age that have become the foundation for every good thing that has happened in my life since then. I've always tried my best to keep my life in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I'm not perfect, but I can say that I do my best every day. I try to be kind to everyone, to give them the benefit of the doubt, and to respect them as a son or daughter of God. I try to create opportunities to share with those around me the blessings I've received from the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I try to serve those around me who could use some help. I try to give without expectation of something in return. I try to forgive those who hurt me, even if they don't seek my forgiveness. In short, I just try each day to live as Jesus lived. My wife and I counsel and pray together daily on how best to raise our 6 wonderful daughters. We try to teach them the ways of Jesus and instill in them a burning knowledge of His goodness and love. We try to help them discover and grow their strengths, as well as refine and overcome their weaknesses. We try to help them become good Christian people who love and respect others and see them for who they really are. To all these things I say "try" because we're certainly not perfect, we just try our best everyday.