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Hi I'm Christian

I've lived my whole life in Utah. I love music, the outdoors, and taking long drives to nowhere. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived practically my whole life in Lindon, Utah where I've enjoyed the beautiful Utah outdoors, music, sports, family and friends, and just about everything else I could find time for. I've always had a particular love for music. Ever since I can remember I have been singing and playing just about any instrument I can get my hands on. Something about music just really helps me connect with my inner self in a way that nothing else really can. It's just a part of me, I guess. I am currently serving as a full time missionary for the church in London England where I've had many opportunities to share my love for music, and the Lord, with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, so it has always been a big part of my life. This isn't to say that I'm only a Mormon because I was born into it, though. Everybody has to decide for themselves if it is true or not. For some, this comes in a moment of great clarity, in the answer to a prayer, or an undeniable spiritual witness of it's truth. For me, it was a lot more gradual. Looking back on my life, there is no one moment that sticks out as being the point where I gained my testimony, but rather there is a whole collage of experiences and situations that helped me come to a knowledge of it's truth. I have seen the way this gospel has blessed me and my family and I have noticed the difference in those whose lives it has not. The contrast to me is striking. Obviously there are many people not of my faith who still have great families and live very good, honorable lives, but for some reason there is an almost tangible difference in their lives. Personally I believe that the difference is the Spirit. The Spirit is the reason why I'm a Mormon. I can feel it in my life when I live worthy of it. I can see it in the lives of others as well. I'm so grateful to have born into a family who taught me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helped me live it. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full time missionary for the church in London, England. I have many opportunities every day to share my faith with those around me. It is such a great joy to see the truths I know and love help others. Growing up there were a lot of things that changed from year to year, but the one thing that has been a constant in my life has been my family and our faith. It was something that I could always rely on to be there. I can't imagine my life without them. The knowledge that God has a plan for me and my family is the most important thing to me in life. In the words of one of my African friends in London who I introduced to the gospel, "This life is vanity. If you focus on getting money or other things in this world, you'll just get stressed and depressed. You need to focus on the Kingdom of God." That is so true. When I focus on my eternal potential as a child of Heavenly parents, is gives me so much more purpose and direction than when I chose to dwell on more worldly things. I love sharing this gospel with others as a missionary for the church and I love seeing the difference it can make in their lives and the lives of their families. Every day I strive to reach out to as many people as I can to share the great message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I really believe it is the best thing I could be doing at this point in my life.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Christian
A testimony is the result of exercising faith. It is a foundational knowledge or belief in something. When we exercise our faith by living a principle of the gospel, we see the benefit it has on our lives, and this builds our testimony. You can have a testimony of many things: a loving Heavenly Father, a living prophet, prayer, obeying the commandments, etc. As we continually exercise our faith our testimonies grow and deepen and can become the most important things to us in life. Show more Show less