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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Mormon and Bishop of the Brigham 8th Ward in Brigham City, Utah and a Civil Engineering Project Manager.

About Me

I am a Bishop in the Mormon Church and a Project Manager for a Civil Engineering firm. I've been employed with the same company for over 37 years. I have been happily married to my wife for over 41 years. I am 5 days older than her and we were high school sweethearts. Our first date was our junior prom and we were married in the Ogden Temple. We have 8 grandchildren with numbers 9, 10, and 11 on the way. I am a dedicated fly fisherman, hunter, and vintage VW enthusiast. I have a completely restored a 1973 VW Super Beetle LE Sports Bug to show room condition and painted in the original Saturn Yellow color. I am the only owner of this car and have owned it for 40 years. It was the first new car my wife and I purchased as a married couple. We also owned a Ruby Red 1963 ragtop (fabric sunroof) VW Beetle. I owned this car in high school and college and was our honeymoon car. I am an avid and accomplished golfer and have two sons who played college golf for major college programs - one son for BYU and one for Weber State University. I also have a daughter who I am very proud of who has overcome much adversity in her married life and successfully raised three very sweet grandkids who have been adopted by her current husband and are now expecting two more siblings as twins.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon Church but have had to learn for myself of the full truth embodied in Jesus Christ's ancient Church once again restored in its fullness in these latter-days. I was baptized at the age of accountability by complete immersion just as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist as an example for His disciples to follow. His true Church is characterized by the principle of baptism by full immersion. The priority of families in the Mormon Church and the promise that families can live together forever in the eternities, if we faithfully fulfill this mortal test, gives peace and comfort in our lives. The Lord has promised in ancient biblical and modern scriptures that He will reveal His will unto His children through his prophets. This Church is led by a prophet truly called of God who leads and guides His church in His stead. I know that the Prophet Joseph Smith saw and communicated with the Father and the Son as separate beings and personages. I testify that Joseph Smith was foreordained and referenced by name in the bible to help restore His true Church in its fullness in this last dispensation. The authority of the priesthood which I have been ordained and hold can be directly traced back to Jesus Christ through my line of authority. It is by these truths testified and revealed unto me that I am, and will always be, a dedicated member of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church), my faith is more precious to me than life itself. The Plan of Salvation associated with Christ's original Church which has been restored in this dispensation, gives me full purpose and understanding for my life in this mortal existence. I know that the Atonement by my Savior, Jesus Christ, provides for my return to His presence if I am faithful and repent. I know that by my works I am saved. I know that perfection in this existence is not possible, but I know that if I do all that I am capable, I will be saved by His grace. I strive to forgive all mankind for their trespasses and sins. I strive to live my life in harmony with the admonition of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:29, 31,32 of the New Testament. I implore others to read and study this admonition and administer it in their own lives. I strive to bear my testimony of the truthfulness of the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the way I live and act as a member of the Mormon Church.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jesus Christ taught that we must be baptized by immersion (Mark 16:16; 3 Nephi 11:21-26). He set the example Himself by being baptized by immersion to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). We are baptized by someone who has God’s priesthood authority for the remission of sins. (Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16). We are also baptized to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ, and to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). We are not baptized until we reach the of accountability which is commonly accepted as the age of 8 when each of us has a reasonable ability to discern right from wrong, good and evil, and of sufficient maturity to understand the purpose and principles of baptism. Through the ordinance of baptism, we make a promise, called a covenant, with God. We promise to accept Christ, to become His followers, and to keep His commandments to the end of our lives. In return, our Heavenly Father promises to forgive our sins and let us return to live with Him, provided we keep our covenants. Show more Show less