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Hi I'm Chance

I grew up in Oregon. I am a potter. I am an athlete. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old and I love doing just about anything athletic related. I am currently serving a mission in Scottsdale Arizona and will be there for a period of 24 months. I love the gospel and the joy it brings to my life. Most of my good friends are from the church and I appreciate them and their respect for my values so much. One of my favorite things to do is to spend time with them doing just about anything. I have a mother, father, two brothers and two sisters. My father is the ceramics teacher at David Douglas High School and interestingly enough I wish to take over his profession when he retires. Making pottery is one of my passions and I love how it allows me to create and bring beauty to the world.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is because everything good in my life is because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. From my family to my friends and values, to the knowledge of my Savior and the joy and peace it brings to my soul. I know that I would not be as happy, as successful, as knowledgeable, as honest, as true, as me, without the truths of the gospel. There are many things I could say, but the honest truth is that without this church and this gospel, nothing in this life would be as good or as sweet as it is today.

How I live my faith

I am in transition from being a youth in the church to one who holds responsibilities and callings, my current calling being a missionary for our church. As a youth I have helped lead the boys of my age group and have helped to insure participation and a loving atmosphere for those whom I meet with. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve others and being in the church positions I have been in, have allowed me to gain a love for this. I also feel that I am a good example of one who tries to follow the teachings of the Lord. I am far from perfect, and have much work to do to become more like Christ, but as I learn of Him and do my best to be like Him I grow closer to His words and teachings and most importantly, Him.