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Hi I'm Christopher

I was born in Moscow... Idaho. I have been to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 19 year old who is now serving a mission in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I will be going to college after my mission, hopefully not too far from home. I love to spend time playing video games and hanging out with my family and friends. I love seeing my extended family, because I can visit them often since they live so close. Scouting has been a big part of my life and I have received the Eagle Scout award.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon community, but I have chosen to continue in my faith, because of The Book of Mormon and my testimony that has grown from the experiences I have had with my ward and my family as I have served those around me and learned of my churches history. I know that I am a Mormon, because I know that Joseph Smith was the first latter day prophet who restored the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I recently have become an elder in my ward and have enjoyed my time before hand where I was a deacon, teacher, and priest. I am a missionary and will be serving the Lord for two years, helping people learn about his gospel and showing our Savior's love.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Christopher
The purpose of baptism is to come onto the path to which we can return to our Heavenly Father. In Ephesians 4:5 it says "One lord, one faith, one baptism." If we are to know the correct way for baptism, we must look to the Savior, Jesus Christ, as our example. He was perfect but explained to John the Baptist that the baptism was essential "to fulfill all righteousness" (Matthew 3:15). Christ was baptized by immersion by a man who held the priesthood authority to form the baptism. Without the authority to baptize, a baptism is preformed with out the proper permission from our Heavenly Father. Our Father in Heaven loves us, but he is the same today and always. He has established a way to return to Him and that way is through baptism by someone who holds His priesthood or His permission to baptize. Show more Show less