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Hi I'm Elder Christopher Snider

I was born in Salt Lake City, UT. I moved to Saratoga Springs, NY when I was about 4, and then to Kearney, NE.

About Me

I've moved and traveled quite a bit. Growing up, I lived in 3 different cities, but I never really considered one my home town. I love to cook, bake, make thing, all that kind of stuff. Growing up in a smaller town, I wasn't really exposed to the "bigger city" although I moved out to BYU for college last semester. I love anything that has to do with media. Recently I have tried making Youtube videos of various games and things I do. I really like to learn about anything I become interested in. I never really stay with one subject for too long, though. I always am bouncing around between various things. I recently got my mission call to Copenhagen, Denmark, which I am super excited for. I'm pretty fun loving, I get along with just about everyone, though I tend to be a little introverted. Right now, I am serving a mission in Denmark.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church has its drawbacks. I never experienced a very deep rooted conversion nor do I have a story. I was never exposed to other faiths, and as a result, I try now to visit other faiths. But there is always just one or two things that I feel in this church that seem to be a little lacking in others. I love the close feeling of brotherhood between the men and women of the church and how much we love to help one another as well as others not of our faith. Every Sunday, I am very thankful to my teachers for sharing their spirit and love with us. Now that I've researched (and obsessed a bit) with other religions, I can understand why the gospel needed to be restored by Joseph Smith. The great analogy of the mirror explained it to me. Christs church is similar to a mirror, and when he died, the mirror fell and shattered. Many churches came and picked up as much as they could, but as a result, no one church could completely recreate it. When Joseph Smith was given the gospel, he was able to rebuild it back to it's original state. To me, I can see where some of the pieces are missing in other faiths. This church is the whole church, though others have many great important pieces of it.

How I live my faith

In church, I always try to help out as much as I can. I've always been involved in youth leadership, being the Senior Patrol leader in my scout troop and various other youth related events. During the last few years, my testimony has really expanded as I've taken a more in depth look at the religion rather than just an overall view. I also try to strive to be like Christ in all my interactions with people as well as when I'm alone. I've started various organizations in my school to try and spread a good natured spirit between different classes of students.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Elder Christopher Snider
The church, as an organization, does not affiliate nor side with any certain political party. It is independent in the sense that it is not political nor involved for any particular side. We do, however, make statements on some various topics such as Gay or Homosexual Marriage and Legalization of Drugs. The church does engourage its members to be involved in politics, as seen which Mitt Romney and countless other politial officials. As said in the 12th Article of Faith, "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." Show more Show less