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Hi I'm Chris

I live in Missouri, I grew up in Utah, and have lived in many other places all the while I have been a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of one of God's angels on earth and the father of 4 wonderful children. I grew up in a small Utah town as one of 5 brothers and love to play sports and be outdoors. Some of my favorite sports to play are Football, Rugby, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, and Golf. I also like many others when I get the opportunity to play. I love doing almost anything in the great outdoors where I can observe the amazing creations of God. My favorite thing to do however is to play with or do other things that make my wife and children happy. I work as a mechanical engineer in an amazing and innovative field of work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that were already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was taught the true gospel from a very early age. My parents gave me great examples of how to live and I knew what I needed to do. From the time I was 8 years old I started trying to support my older siblings serving missions by providing the earnings from my newspaper route to their missionary funds. When times were difficult in making good decisions during my high school era, the one thing that kept me coming back to making good choices was the fact that I knew that I wanted to live with my family for eternity and when I was married I wanted it to be for eternity. I had that commitment and when situations arose, I could ask myself if that would allow me to be married in the temple, which is the only place where priesthood authority can seal a family for eternity. When I graduated from high school I had to make a decision to serve a mission, I truly wanted to know for myself that it was the right decision and if it wasn't then I had other things that I really wanted to be doing. I was certain that I would get an answer so I proceeded with doing everything that I needed to do, but I wasn't hearing a voice from Heaven telling me that I was making the correct choice. I received many answers to prayers during this time including direct help and blessings in preparation for a mission, but I wasn't getting the fact that these were God answering my question. One day however, I found an opportunity to share my testimony with a friend who was struggling with a belief in God. At that time, I felt as certain as anything I have ever known that I KNOW that this church is true and that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Since that time I have had many experiences where God has given me direction in many ways and in regards to many things, I know the truth. This brings me happiness and I know it is what God wants, that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be friendly and courteous as much as possible. I imagine that the Savior was happy and grateful to others and I try to do the same. I like to say thank you a lot because I am truly grateful for so many things that other people do for me even if it is really small. I love to see how other people react well when I do such things. I enjoy teaching people about Jesus Christ; for the past 3 years I have had the opportunity of teaching a seminary class for high school age boys and girls. We met pretty much every week day during the school year at 5:30 am. I was able to share my testimony of Jesus Christ on a daily basis and also learn an amazing amount about His gospel. My life has improved because of the examples of these amazing young people. I also live my faith by trying (not 100% succeeding) to be a good husband and father. I try to make sure that my children have some understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that they know that I know that Jesus is the Savior of the world. I try to be honest in all that I do at work and I try to make sure that I am always putting in an honest days work and trying to do the best I can. I look for opportunities to serve other people and enjoy taking my family to do community service as well as small things such as opening a door when someone needs a hand, taking time to help someone change a tire and picking up a piece of paper that someone has dropped. I avoid drinking alcohol, coffee, tea, using tobacco or other recreational drugs, I try to eat healthy and exercise. I even try to make sure that I obey traffic laws including obedience to the speed limit :-)