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Hi I'm Chase Larkin

I am from Utah. I go to law school at Arizona State University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 25 and have been married to my wonderful wife Jill for just over a year. We have experienced a lot in our first year of marriage. We moved to Phoenix this past summer and bought our first home. Jill got a new job working as a school psychologist and I started law school at Arizona State University. We don't have any children but that will likely change in the near future. I really enjoy studying the law and am grateful for the opportunity to do so. For fun I like to play tennis and have just joined my first league here in Phoenix. I also like music and enjoy learning how to play new instruments. Mostly though, I just love spending time with my wife, which I know sounds pretty cliche but it's the truth.

Why I am a Mormon

For most of my life I have been a Mormon because my parents are also members of the LDS Church. They always taught the gospel in our home and I am grateful for all the things they shared with my siblings and I. Now that I live in a different state from my family in a home of my own I am a Mormon because it makes me happy and brings me peace in this world where confusion and sadness are so prevalent. I acknowledge that the influence my parents had on me as a young man still plays a large part in my commitment to the Savior and his Gospel. However, I have come to know for myself that He lives and that His sacrifice for me personally was real. I know that He loves me and that he can help me through the challenges of this life. I am so grateful for my wife and for the relationship that we have with each other. My faith in the Savior and our Heavenly Father's plan for us as His children has been strengthened more than I can say through my marriage. Believing that Christ suffered for us and that we will live again in the world to come has taken on so much personal meaning to me as my love for my wife has grown. The thought of living in a world without her is truly unbearable but I know that if we are faithful to Christ's commandments and if we keep the promises we have made with Him we will be together forever. I can think of no greater blessing than living with my Father in Heaven, my Savior Jesus Christ, and my family for all eternity. More than anything else, this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My wife and I work in the nursery in our congregation and we love it. Spending two hours on Sunday taking care of young children while their parents attend other meetings keeps us pretty busy. We learn a lot about how children learn and progress in the little things we do to help them feel their Savior's love. The children have such a wonderful spirit about them and in spite of the occasional melt down or physical confrontation they truly are examples for us. Occasionally my wife and I get to speak to the whole congregation on a gospel topic that is assigned to us. Neither of us really love getting up in front of people but we have found that we learn so much in the preparation that a little fear of public speaking is definitely worth the spiritual understanding that the Lord gives us when we sacrifice just a little bit of our time to prepare a message for others. These are the things I do on Sunday, but living the Gospel outside of our church building is what is most important. I need a lot of help from the Savior and am grateful that he is always willing to give it. I make mistakes and I get confused but it is comforting to know that I can always look to Christ and my Heavenly Father for forgiveness, strength, and guidance.