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Hi I'm Christian

I like to sing, ride, and carve up the rugged mountainside!

About Me

I have lived in Salt Lake City my whole life but I love to travel whenever I get a chance! I live a very active life-style. I have always loved sports, especially soccer and running! I began soccer when I was young and continued to play through my sophomore year of high school. During this time I also took an interest to running. I paricipated in the "Timp Trail Half Marathon" and then moved my way up to the "Skyline Trail Full Marathon". During my junior year of high school, I tore the labral cartilage in my hip and had to discontinue soccer and running. But because of my love for the outdoors and sports - I took up mountain biking! I started with cross country, but eventually got into downhill/freeride mountain biking. I have always loved music. My parents had me start taking piano lessons when I was about 6. I was never very good at sight reading the music, but my memorization ability was off the charts! Piano led to an interest in guitar and I taught myself how to play acoustic and electric guitar. My friends and I made the band "The Weekend Trend", but never released any music to the public. There are so many things I can say to describe myself - but in three words I would say this: handsome, talented, and dangerous.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to an active family in the church. Being born in the church, I felt pressure to live up to the high expections of the LDS church. I went through every motion shown by those who are active in the LDS faith. I went to church every week, read the scriptures, served in church callings, and even helped people move! Although I did all these things - they were hollow actions. My heart and mind was set upon other activies. I was an avid mountain biker. I went mountain biking about 3-5 times a week. I was also very involved with music. I participated in 5 high school choirs and played in a band with my friends. I also had a girlfriend. I thought I had it all, but eventually I turned 18 and became eligible by age to serve a full-time mission for my church. Knowing that my 2 brothers had served, and that it was my priesthood duty to serve - I felt a lot of pressure. I would pay $10,000 to be shipped off to "who-knows-where" to have doors slammed in my face, and only see my family twice a year over skype. This decision was one that I would have to put my whole heart, might, mind, and strength into. I began my quest for peace with the Book of Mormon - a book of sacred scripture comparable to the Bible that follows the ancient inhabitants of America and their dealings with God. After finishing the Book of Mormon, I asked God if it was true. Everything in the church rests upon the one question "Is the Book of Mormon true?" If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet, and we have modern day prophets as well as modern revelations, priesthood authority, and the fullness of the Gospel is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Today I stand and say, "I am a Mormon" because God told me that the Book of Mormon is true. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

"We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let then worship how, where, or what they may." (Articles of Faith 1:11) As a disciple of Christ I want to be an example to those around me. The Apostle Paul gave council to his fellow, young, missionary companion - Timothy - on how to be an effective missionary. "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:12) I don't wish to impose my beliefs, or force anyone to worship the way I do - but I believe that the best persuation is seeing good results from something. As I live as a disciple of Christ, people see the way it has blessed me - and they desire to have those same blessings in their life. "Preach the Gospel at all times. And, if necessary, use words." - President Dieter F. Uchdorf