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Hi I'm Christopher

I'm from the Darwin, Australia. I love Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

G'Day. I'm the youngest in my family, with only one older sibling. My older brother has been a great role model in my life. I love my family and love to spend time with them. When I'm not spending time with the family, you would either catch me with my friends, doing some outdoor activities (like skateboarding, playing sport, camping, fishing), watching some movies, listening to music or even just drawing and I LOVE TO EAT. I went to Charles Darwin University for 3 years and graduated with a degree in design. I am now currently using that degree to work as a Building Designer which I am soon quitting. For I have now been Called to Serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been chosen to serve in the Philippines.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members when they met. Me and my older brother came into the picture and together with my parents, we grew up in the church. Growing up in the church, I always knew my Heavenly Father lives, His son Jesus Christ lives, the Holy Ghost is real, that Joseph Smith was a prophet but I never truly had a testimony. As years went by, I was consumed with the worldly matters in life and headed down a path of regret and sorrow, filled with sin. It wasn't until the year of 2013 I decided to change. It was a very tough few months, filled with ups and downs. A lot of fasting and prayers were involved and I had such loving family and friends supporting me, like with every conversion story, it started with reading the Book of Mormon. I experienced first hand the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I now bare my testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the only true church on Earth. That God is truly our loving Heavenly Father, He lives and loves all of us, we are all his children. That Jesus Christ is His beloved son and that the Atonement was part of a wonderful Plan of Happiness. That the Holy Ghost is real and if you choose to follow its guidance and influence, you will head down a path of righteousness. That families can be together for ever. That Joseph Smith was a true prophet. The Priesthood is indeed the authority to act in God's name for the salvation of His children and through Joseph Smith, that authority has been restored once again. That The Book of Mormon is the word of God and is indeed another testament of Jesus Christ. We have a living prophet today and his name is President Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I do all I can do to help/serve others. I am currently called as the Branch Executive Secretary, this calling is an administrative assistant to the Branch Presidency. With this calling I am able to see first hand the great commitment of the church leaders in the Darwin Branch. The sacrifices they make in order to help others. I would love and accept an calling, extended to me. I also, when time permits, go out with the missionaries and help them with some teaching lessons that they have, if they ask me to.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Christopher
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith, we praise him for all he has done. We devote our entire lives and worship God, our Eternal Father and His son the Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge Joseph Smith as a prophet . Perfectly summed up: “We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “Joseph Smith Jr.—Prophet of God, Mighty Servant,” Ensign, Dec 2005, 2–6). Show more Show less