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Hi I'm Chandler

I live in Utah, I'm a high school graduate, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hi! My name is Chandler. I'm an eighteen years young man who absolutely loves the LDS church! I'm a 6'3" musician who will be serving a mission in the Orlando, Florida area for the next two years. I currently live in Utah. My father is an LDS bishop at my home ward and a high school principal, and my mother teaches math at a nearby junior high school. I have four siblings, and our genders alternate boy, girl, boy, etc. I love them all so much! In my free time, I love playing piano, marimba, and other percussive instruments. I'm also teaching myself how to play the ukulele! I enjoy reading, basketball, volleyball (although I'm not very good at it), and spending time working, either as a job or helping others. If there is anything I can do for you, please contact me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but that's not why I'm a Mormon now. Earlier I mentioned that I'm now eighteen years old, and I could move out of my parent's house and leave the church if I wanted to, but that's not what I'm choosing to do. Instead, I have chosen to share the gospel over the next two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm not choosing to do this out of any familial responsibility or because I'm being paid or anything like that. I'm choosing to serve a mission because I know that this church is true. I've read the Book of Mormon, and I've read the Holy Bible, and the Holy Ghost has bourn witness to me that they are both true! Because the Spirit has let me know that the Bible is true, I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, and that he atoned and died for me so that I can return to live with God the Father once again. I know that Jesus Christ also rose from the tomb the third day after his death, and lives now. Because that same Spirit bore witness to me that the Book of Mormon is true, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God like Moses or Abraham. I know that the church that Joseph Smith restored is the only true church of Jesus Christ on the Earth, and that it has the same organization and authority that it did at the time that Christ himself established it during his time on Earth. I didn't learn these things because I was born into this church, or because my mother and father brainwashed me as a young child. I learn by following the words of James and asking of God. By earnestly seeking the truth, I found it by the grace and mercy of God, and I'm so glad that I did!

How I live my faith

I love this church! There is so much good that happens here, and it honestly brightens every single day that I live. Every morning, I roll out of bed and say a prayer. Although I'd like to say that I wake up with a clear mind and that my morning prayers sound coherent, that would probably be a lie. I go about my day after that, taking care of my daily chores and spending time with family and friends when I can. In all reality, I don't think my life is all that different from most people. I go to work, I read books like "The Hunger Games" and "Michael Vey", I sleep, I eat (sometimes more than is good for me), and I listen to music. The difference comes in how this church, and my associations with it, help my life. I try to go about my day thinking about Jesus Christ and how he has helped me. I think about questions I have, and pray to find answers. When I play piano, I try to learn some hymns for my calling in the church to play for the men's organization. Of course, I still work on pieces by other artists like Yanni and Beethoven as well. On Sundays, I go to church at 12:30 to go and help prepare the church building for our meetings at 1:00. I help administer an ordinance that we refer to as, "the sacrament", and then I go to some other meetings where I am taught more about Christ's gospel until 4:00. After that, I take the sacrament to the members of the church that were unable to come to church due to sickness or old age. And then on Monday, I start my week all over again!