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Hi I'm Charles Christensen

I grew up in rural Idaho. I'm a technology fanatic. I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like sports, music, hiking, and most of all spending time with my family and friends. We need to be pretty creative to come up with things to do in our small Idaho town. But, I just like having fun! Also, I am a computer fanatic! I LOVE technology, and aim to get a degree in Information Technology. The Savior has blessed my life so much with the happiness of ther Gospel. So even though I am a busy college student, I try to make Christ the number one priority in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, I know it, I live it, and I love it. I am grateful that I was born into the church, and because of that, I have had the gospel with me throughout my life. When I was a child, I was able to rely on my parent's belief in Christ, but as I got older, it did not mean as much to me. For those that are not members of the Church or are converts, I envy you a little. It is clearer for you to see differences in religion. When I started doubting, it was hard to recognize truth. (After all, it was all I had ever known.) I started reading the Book of Mormon and relying on the promise that it will help us know "the truth of all things." Through the Holy Ghost, God answered my prayers. I am a Mormon today because I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book. I know that God and Jesus Christ are real people who live and are concerned about each of us, individually. I know that the only way that we can return to live with God is through Christ, who loves us so much that he was willing to suffer and die so that we can be made clean from our mistakes. I am a Mormon because I know that the Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

Christ has blessed me so very much. I live my faith by showing my thanks to him. I work to do everything that he asks of me, including staying away from things that I know will hurt me. Every day, I study the scriptures and pray so I can feel promptings from the Holy Spirit. I also serve him by letting my happiness from the gospel shine through to others. I do my best to love and serve others. Honestly, sometimes it feels like my attempts to help others don't even scratch the surface. But the Lord's gospel has made me everything that I am, and I know it can help others too (however small that help may be).

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Charles Christensen
Eternal life is exactly like it sounds; it is living for eternity. But not only that, it is also living in the presence of God, having power like God's, and being able to see all of our loved ones again. It is the greatest gift that God can give. By living the gospel, obeying the commandments, and completely repenting when we make mistakes, we prepare ourselves to be able to receive this gift after we die. At that time, our loving Heavenly Father will recognize those who have prepared themselves as faithful saints and they will be granted eternal life. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Charles Christensen
I don't know how other people may perceive faith in Christ. But from my own personal life, my faith has only been developed by acting on a hope that I had. For example, I did not have definite faith in repentance until after I repented and received a great feeling of cleanliness. Then, I had sure faith in repentance. The same is true with developing faith in Christ. "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things" (Alma 32:21) It is, however, having hope in his teachings and then acting on it. By doing this, our hope and action will change into strong faith. Show more Show less