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Hi I'm Chaz

I am from Bountiful, UT. I love music, rugby, longboarding, and snowboarding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What's up?! I come from the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Utah and I love the outdoors! I love to shred the powder on my snowboard whenever its a good snow day. When I'm not on the mountain, I'm usually at home playing the piano, singing, or drumming. I compose my own original songs. I also enjoy wakeboarding, soccer, rugby, longbarding and hanging out with my friends. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is truly something I love and that is why I am now serving as a missionary in Singapore so that I can tell other people just how much Christ has changed my life and how He can change yours!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church; however, my parents never forced me to attend church meetings. They believed it should be a choice of my own. As I have grown older and my understanding of the church and its teachings have become a part of me, I know without any shadow of a doubt that this church is the only true church on the face of the Earth. Time after time the truths about this church have been made known unto me by the Holy Ghost and that is why I have chosen to serve a mission, so that I can share these truths with others. It has changed my life for the better and I know it can change yours! Every answer about every question in life can be answered by Christ's teachings. It is a cure for so many of life's ills. How urgently would you spread the news about the cure for cancer? The gospel of Jesus Christ is the cure for so many of life's ills that I am now serving in Singapore to share the wonderful message that the gospel can bless your life!

How I live my faith

The best way I believe I live my faith in the church is by being an example to others as Christ did. I strive to follow Christ's teachings in service and love by finding ways I can help uplift others around me. During high school I always tried to seek out the friendless, lonely or downhearted and did my best to be the "big brother" and befriend them, help them in any way that I could and love them as Christ loves us. Through the youth programs in our church we also provide service in our community by helping the elderly and widowed. As a holder of the holy priesthood, it is a responsibility to visit families in our neighborhood to share the gospel and help in any way that they need, whether it be service around the house or yard, priesthood blessings or just someone to talk to.

What is being a Mormon like?

Chaz
Being a Mormon is honestly living a normal life, but happier! By following the teaching of Christ you find a joy you never knew existed. I know that as I live the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I find greater joy in everything I do. I know who I am, what I am doing in life and where I am going when this life ends. I know that there are commandments that our Heavenly Father gives us so that we may be protected from the harmful things the world so often tries to bring us down. Commandments are given to us to protect us from harm. By following these things, we find joy in life! Also as you learn the teaching of Christ through prayer, scripture study and attending church, you find even more joy as you come to know about our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. As you live your life, it is just like everyone else's life but you know that as you follow Christ's teachings and commandments you can live the same life everyone else lives in a happier way. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Chaz
The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. The same power Christ was able to heal the sick in Jerusalem is on the Earth today. The Church is directed and led through this authority by worthy male members. This includes leading Church members, performing Church ordinances (such as baptism and the sacrament) and blessing those who are sick. As a holder of the holy priesthood, I have seen this power to be real and true. I have seen it bless the lives of others and have seen it bless my own life. Whenever I need help with anything, whether it be school, an illness, a decision I need to make, I can ask my dad for a priesthood blessing and I know that the power is real and here on the Earth today. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Chaz
Jesus Christ is the founder and head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is the same church Christ organized when He was on the earth. Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith prayed to learn which church he should join. In answer to his prayer, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him, just as heavenly beings had appeared to prophets like Moses and Paul in biblical times. Joseph learned that the Church originally organized by Jesus Christ was no longer on the earth and it was through Joseph Smith that the church was restored. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Chaz
Not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. It is a choice that is made by both men and women to volunteer their time in devoting themselves to serve the Lord. The Lord has asked every worthy and able young man to serve a mission. It is a duty as a holder of the Holy Priesthood to serve but no one is forced to go. Missionaries generally begin serving when they are 18 to 21 years old. Many retired married couples, men and women also serve. All are voluntary and are not paid for their service and they serve between 18 months to 2 years. Show more Show less