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Hi I'm Chase Amerjan

I'm from the central valley of California in the United States. I've worked with special needs children. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in California for all of my life. I love traveling to the beaches of the west coast and exploring Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Seqouia National Parks. I also love to go camping, hiking, fishing, and backpacking with my dad and my little brother all around the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It's so wonderful to to take a step back from the city life and go out and see God's beautiful creation. I enjoy singing in choir, reading books, playing chess (especially with my grandfather who's tough to defeat), and serving others. After graduating from high school, I was hired with a local school district and began working with special needs chidren; which was an awesome experience, but now I've been called to serve a mission in France. Now I'm blessed with the opportunity to serve people in Europe. What a small world it really is.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the church and have been a member all of my life, I too had to find out for myself the fulness of the Gospel...which I did. Ever since I was a child, my parents and teachers from church have taught me about Jesus Christ and His principles. I have a testimony that he is the Savior of the world. As a boy, I looked up to Jesus and always believed in Him like some superhero. I knew following the commandments and obeying my parents were very important, but I didn't have enough knowledge about my religion that made my testimony very firm. During my junior high school years, I always wondered what the Book of Mormon was really saying to me?... or what was my purpose here on Earth? However, during my high school years, I started to attend a scriptural class known as seminary and it hepled build a stronger testimony. Every morning I attended seminary and learned the Book of Mormon and the Bible from my teachers. It was as if my mind and heart were both filling up the empty spots with peace and good knowledge. Every single morning after attending seminary, I came out as a teenager who felt much brighter and happier. Seminary had brought me to read and ponder the scriptures more, to pray unto my Father in Heaven with more meaning, and to know that Jesus Christ loves us all very much. These subjects are the reason that I have a stronger foundation in having a testimony of Jesus Christ. Other factors such as bonding with church members, participating in spiritual activities, having a loving family, and doing service projects helped build my testimony as well, but praying, studying the scriptures, and knowing Jesus loved everybody were most influential. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. I know that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are both testaments of Jesus Christ. I do know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father loves each and every individual being on Earth.

How I live my faith

In the past, the church and I have helped serve members of our community in different ways, such as cleaning parks and trails and feeding the needy by participating in food drives. Recently our church participated in a drug awareness campaign in order to have a positive impact against prescription drug abuse. Each service project was wonderful because we have accomplished something that benefits the community which includes anybody, whether you're Mormon or not. During my senior year in high school, my fellow classmates and I were assigned as leaders over all the youth (ages 12-17) in the area to plan monthly dances, be in charge of a musical that occurs yearly, and organize a youth spiritual camp known as Especially For Youth (EFY). This assignment occurs annually for seniors to gain experience in learning how to lead and help the youth to be more spiritually in tune. Recently, I was called to be secretary of the men's group in my ward to help organize activities and seek out new members. I enjoyed it so much that I am now going to serve a full-time mission where I'll have the opportunity to share the gospel and Christ's message for the next two years. I cannot wait!