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Hi I'm Christopher

A brother, a son, a friend, an uplifting thought, an act of service, a hopeful heart and a shoulder to cry on. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I enjoy seeing people happy, making them laugh and seeing their lives be lifted up by word and deed. I do all I can to lift others spirits and share that happiness with them. I would not identify myself as an extrovert, I'm shy and nervous around people, but I don't let that stop me from making a difference in someone's life. I also play games, I read, I act, I write, I joke and I tell stories. I am a public speaker, at least I hope to be, I'm currently on a mission but hope to return to college and share what I've learned with everyone I can back home, and to bring more light into their lives. I have a large family, that is ever increasing. We've done foster care all my life, so I've been a brother to people of every age, race, religion, and background, sharing with them a home, a life, an experience, and a faith with every new sibling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, and I've lived as a Mormon my whole life. Though I was not always sure and not always for the right reasons, I lived as righteously as possible, despite that occasional insecurity. Faith is something that is meant to be tested, it's meant to be questioned, and it's meant to be strengthened through adversity. My faith over the years has not been perfect, as I doubt anyone's has, but I've grown to realize that it's what we do despite that imperfection that matters. God cares more about our progression than he does about our comfort. We all have trials and difficulties, what we choose to learn from them defines who we are. How we grow because of those trials is what makes us different. Some grow bitter, but I always chose to find opportunities to learn. To see the brighter side, and share it with others. I have always been a member but my mother has not, her testimony has been a defining factor in my life because she chose to follow the example of Christ and be Baptized. She had not known nor heard of Mormons until two missionaries knocked on her door. She had not considered nor felt the love of her Heavenly Father until they shared it with her. And she had no reason to hope until she discovered this truth. I'm a Mormon because she brought me up with that hope, with light and love, even when things got difficult. I'm a missionary because I want to share that hope with others. To put a light in the lives and hearts of those where there is none. I am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

I am a Missionary, I teach others about Christ, I share with them his light and love, and I do all I can to uplift others through service, smiles, and the spirit. I invite others to come unto our Savior Jesus Christ, through Faith in Him and His atonement. Repentance. Baptism. Recieving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. I live my faith most through my family. Rearing 11 children was not easy for my Mother, and I frequently found myself caring for my younger and older siblings and doing what I can to help them, Just like Nephi did in the Book of Mormon. We read our scriptures (almost) every night and would share stories about how even the family of the prophets had struggles. Nephi was just a kid when he had to help his older brother's understand the prophesies of their Father; his example gives me courage that I can teach my siblings that have fallen away to return and feel God's love for them. I pray a lot. I understand my close relationship with my Father in Heaven, and having lost my earthly Father at age 9 it helps to get some Fatherly advice when I need it. I write and I speak (and hope to speak to audiences) about hope. If I can change one persons outlook on life to be a little brighter I'll have made all the difference in the world. Nothing should ever bring someone to the depths of depression. And for those there, an escape is possible through Christ's atonement.