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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Software Engineer, a father, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Chile, served as a full-time missionary in Uruguay, and lived in Utah, Atlanta and now North Carolina. I am a husband (my wife always knew she'd marry a Southern boy, she just didn't know how far South) and a father of two. A computer geek, I've been creating software since I was 7 years old. In addition to Church volunteering efforts, I have also served in mentoring roles in a couple of youth programs in the past (something I enjoy very much). Having been in the Church since I was 3 years old, I have always enjoyed the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life since little. I had good parents who taught me, supported me through challenges and difficult times, and helped me gain my own convictions on the matter while respecting my freedom, agency and self-determination. My hope is to do the same for my children.

Why I am a Mormon

As I transitioned from youth to young adulthood, I became aware of the wide gamut of ideas, ideologies and convictions people have; inevitably, I questioned my own: would I be a Mormon if I had been born to a different family? Would my conviction be different had I been raised in a different religion? This led me to start from scratch, investigate the matter, and promise to myself to be intellectually honest in my quest, regardless of consequences. There comes a point when statistics and science simply cannot satisfactory "explain away" the blessings and answers I received through experimenting with the principles of the Gospel as "coincidence"; sure, I can "explain away" little miracles 3, 4, 10, 20 times, but 200 times? 300 times? How about every day of my life? I believe in God and Jesus Christ because of the tangible and intangible blessings I have received as a direct result of my faith in Them. I believe in prayer because of the countless times they were answered, especially when what was asked was meaningful to me. I believe in the Book of Mormon because I have read it, pondered it, paid attention to how I felt when doing so, and prayed to God for a clear answer as to whether what it contains is true (and He did answer my prayer positively). I believe Joseph Smith Jr. to be a prophet, and this Church to be the same Church Christ Himself established on the Earth because I have seen the lives of people (including mine) transformed for good when they follow what is being taught here.

How I live my faith

I have been able to server in many different roles in the Church: teaching, training, clerical duties, logistics, service, etc. While challenging at times, I have always felt better and received blessing from all my honest efforts.