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Hi I'm Chris

I am a Father, a Husband, a man of science and a child of God, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I have a Wife Cindy who I have been marred to for a year and a 18 month old daughter. If you do the math it becomes obvious I have not always lived a positive lifestyle. In fact, I have been to several AA meetings prior to my conversion and nearly was kicked out my undergraduate school for my addiction. I have a personal testimony that heavenly father can make each of us new and clean through the waters of baptism, and we can come to know our heavenly father and his plan for our eternal happiness. I have been sober for over a year now, and have finished my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a 3.78 GPA and am in the process of applying to professional schools. I currently work in a Biochemistry Research lab at my University which consumes most of my time.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because of the fullness of the gospel it presents. We have a profit to lead and guide us through these ever changing last days. We are also able to seal our families together forever when we go to the temple. I know that the book of Mormon is true and that our heavenly father loves us. Previously being an atheist I was very skeptical when the missionaries asked me to read from the book of Mormon. Being a scientist I first looked for ways to prove it incorrect, inconsistent, or a false doctrine. I came up with some clever theories and thoughts regarding the book, none of which could honestly hold much weight. It came to the point were I could neither prove nor disprove the book and so I resulted to the methodology of the missionaries and I prayed and asked heavenly father as the missionaries told me I should, one of the first prayers I ever actually meant. It was no miraculous flash of light or a spectacular sighting that I saw but rather a feeling that can not be replicated. For those who are reading this story and thinking that great but how do I know this is true? I will say this: There is nothing anybody can tell you, no action you can witness, but rather only the feeling that you receive when you ponder on the words and inquire with a open heart and mind that you will find the truth.

How I live my faith

As a new member I received a relatively easy but very important calling to be a member of the Sunday School Presidency. I oversee the teachers of sunday school and substitute if required. Teaching the gospel does not require us to have a very in depth knowledge of the scriptures or other doctrine, although this helps, the holy spirt helps guide us as we teach. Hometeaching is very important, our Ward is very diverse and there is plenty of disparity. This makes it that much more important that I visit the families assigned to me with my companion and see to it that I deliver a uplifting message and help them in anyway I can. Being an active member of the church uplifts my spirt and I strive to actively read and pray on a daily basis. Some regard our way of life (word of wisdom, ect) restrictive. Operating a car requires that you follow many laws and regulations. "Tho shalt fill the gas tank" "Tho shalt change the oil" "Tho shalt change the tires" "Tho shalt stop at stop signs" and so on. The penalty for not following these "restrictive" commandments may not come instantly or even in the near future, but as we all know if you ignore anyone of those things you will eventually break down or have an accident. This effectively limits your freedom and ability to go wherever you like. The same can be applied to the word of wisdom or and of the other commandments of heavenly father.